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Our Ethos

In the EYFS we believe in following the children’s interests, natural curiosity, awe and wonder to create memorable learning experiences. We value the importance of play and know that through high quality child initiated play our children grow to become confident risk takers who have a lifelong love of learning.

The Curiosity Approach

We are currently embarking on the Curiosity Approach Journey. We are moving away from brightly coloured displays and plastic toys. Instead in our enabling environment we provide authentic household items, natural materials, and loose parts both indoors and outdoors for the children to explore and use to where their imagination will take them. In our setting a pinecone could be an owl, a shell and sand can be an ice cream sundae or flowers and water can be a magic potion. Our environment allows children to take charge of their own play and allows our practitioners to extend upon theses in the moment, challenging the children’s thinking by asking ‘What do you think?’ ‘I wonder what might happen if…’. The curiosity approach encourages us to create the ‘thinkers & doers’ of the future.

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Newsletters 2021-2022



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