So, you may have seen some new posters and logos around our nurseries and social media recently. That’s because we are now officially working towards achieving The Curiosity Approach Accreditation at all of our settings. It’s so exciting!
We have posters with QR codes for you to scan to find our more about them in our nurseries but i can also give you a little bit of information.
As a group of nurseries a few years ago we decided to embark on change! That was to follow the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Years.
Gradually over a couple of years we developed each of the rooms in the nurseries to create a completely different learning experience. An experience that focused more on the child, and their natural curiosity, which in turn develops their learning.
We put the child at the centre of everything we do and plan and create our environments around them!
As time has gone on we have learned more about so many different approaches that feed into each other and because we want to provide the best early years experience for your children, we felt it was right to take aspects from different approaches that fit, and incorporate them into our settings. Its not a case of one shoe fits, but instead taking lots of different bits and tying them together to create the best for your children in our care.
Naturally our next step in our development would be to look towards the Curiosity Approach and when seeing their accreditation we knew we wanted to do it. Now is the time!
The Curiosity Approach take aspects from a number of approaches to provide curiosity, awe and wonder for children. It will help us to:
Review and Reflect on our provision
Improve inquisitive moments for children
Create a quality teaching environment
Create beautiful play spaces
Understand the benefit of open ended, natural and recyclable materials
This will then have a huge impact on the care, learning and development of the children in our care.
Early Years are so important to give children the best possible start in life.