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What Is The Curiosity Approach?
We are delighted to announce we have embarked on The Curiosity Approach accreditation scheme at all our nurseries. All nurseries are working towards gaining recognition for providing beautiful play spaces and learning opportunities for children.
The Curiosity Approach is a wondrous ethos that focuses on Curiosity, Awe, and Wonder in Early Childhood. We are excited to start this incredible journey and are thrilled to share it with you.
Over the up coming year, we are looking to reflect on our current practice and standards and strive to make changes to our environment. Looking to use authentic resources, loose parts and an approach that provides wondrous learning opportunities for your incredible little learners.
The Curiosity Approach is an ethos/approach where we focus on and celebrating magical moments in early years, providing passion, and the invitations to learning, which will promote Curiosity, Imagination, and Awe & Wonder for children.
It's exciting news and we hope you will join us on this incredible journey.
Our Nurseries are tranquil places
Through The Curiosity Approach, we aim to provide a home from home environment through a calming tranquil space.
Neutral colours, natural materials, cosy places for children to sit and look at books or engage in deep learning. Bright colors, painted windows and rooms crammed with walls full of displays, laminated sheets and number lines, over stimulate children and can lead to over sensitivity, anxiety, and loss of concentration. We aim to provide excellent learning opportunities without impacting on your child's happiness and well-being.
Why have we moved away from bright colours? Overstimulation.
A stimulating environment to play in and explore helps your child learn and grow. Sometimes too many activities add up to overstimulation. It's a all about finding a balance that's right for your child.
In 2018 we had the privilage of entetaining Stephnie Bennet and Lyndsay Hellyn to all of the Pear Tree Childcare Nurseries to witness 'their' Curiosity Approach in action after our refurbishment plan.
To find out more about our ethos and it's inspirational leaders, click on the follow link https://www.facebook.com/curiousityapproach/
We have a child in the baby room and a child in the toddler room at Pebbles. I cannot speak highly enough of the nursery and the amazing team of carers. They absolutely love their time there and the staff who care for them. The team of staff work really well together. It is a warm, vibrant, safe and loving environment and the staff seem to really enjoy their jobs; they're always bright and welcoming, cheery and supportive and pleased to see and greet the children (and us!) It is always evident how much the children do and learn every day and there is always something new happening; outside activities and walks, mud kitchens, search for bugs, sports days, crafts, messy play, stretch and grow classes, reading, letters, numbers, cultural days and world holidays, and all kinds of creative ways to learn about the real world; even an incredible musical nativity play at Xmas. The menu is amazing and made from scratch on site. We're incredibly lucky to have such a warm and wonderful nursery - would highly recommend to anyone.