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Nurseries in Salisbury

 

The Reggio Emilia Approach is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education which values the child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge. Every child brings with them deep curiosity and potential and this innate curiosity drives their interest to understand their world and their place within it.

The key elements of this approach emphasis a progressive, cooperative and holistic early childhood education for children.

The Reggio Emilia Approach emphasises hands-on discovery learning that allows the child to use all their senses and all their languages to learn.

Children are viewed as competent, curious, full of potential, and interested in connecting to the world around them. They use a hundred different ways of thinking, of discovering, of learning. We are aware of each child’s potential and construct their activities and the environment for the children to respond appropriately. You will notice this when you visit our nursery.

We, parents and children work together in the process of learning. You as  parent is a vital resource for your child’s learning. We hold events throughout the school year, to encourage parents involvement and to foster community development.

The environment is the third teacher. Based on the Reggio Emilia approach, our nursery features a rich, calm and inspiring environment, that promote holistic development of the children.

The Reggio Emilia Approach is based on the principles below

  • Children have some control over the direction of their learning
  • The environment acts as a third teacher
  • A triangle exists between the teacher, child and parent with reciprocal relationships and respect between the three
  • We listen to children, giving them time to think and come up with ideas, observing, documenting their dialogue and developments. The interests of the children will be used to plan next steps and future projects
  • The children are seen as competent unique individuals with knowledge, understanding and interests. They have the ability to learn concepts far above those normally expected for their age.