We recognise that all children are unique.
A blend of their genes and early experiences, this means that all children have their own learning style. Adhering rigidly to one child development theory, practice or methodology will benefit some and disadvantage others. So, we draw inspiration from many: Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Forest School Approach, The Froebel Approach… What children need most is love and care from a responsive Key Person who recognises their child’s changing needs and alters their interactive style to suit.
Woodberry Day Nursery recognises that children learn best through play.
Play’s vital role in fostering young children’s healthy social and psychological development is well documented. Play not only aids children’s mental and physical health, it teaches them risk taking and problem-solving skills, promoting imagination, independence and creativity. We see adults as facilitators to play: ensuring children have an enriched environment to explore their interests, free access to resources, acting as collaborators, inspiring, encouraging and challenging.