What we offer
We believe children have the right to enjoy being children and make space for the meaningful and deep learning which comes from a play-based curriculum. The creativity, the wonder and the joy that children bring to their discoveries are deeply valued by staff. We take time to listen, observe, document and reflect on the ways we might be able to extend children’s thinking to stimulate further enriching learning experiences. We value the conversations we have with children and document these with the goal of making thinking visible. We seek ways to probe children's thinking further asking them what they have noticed, what do they think, what makes them say that and so learning and documenting becomes a democratic process where we make sense of the world together.
Learning conversations, dialogic interactions with adults, are important opportunities for children to develop their thinking as well as their speech and language skills. Pete Boyd, 2015