Shane has been a Director at Woodberry Day Nurseries since it opened. Whilst studying for a BA (Hons) in Early Years Care and Education followed by Early Years Teacher Status, he developed an interest in the impact of the nursery environment on the wellbeing and development of children in the Early Years. Shane combined with this his substantial experience of the construction industry and the reality of being a parent to two young children to design our Peartree setting from scratch and enable us to greatly extend and renovate our Sholing setting without imposing closure on our families or disrupting the children’s nursery experience. He is inspired by aspects of the Reggio Emilia approach and Montessori education, both of which highlight the importance of the educational environment in supporting children to develop skills and independence at an early age by following pursuits of their own interest.

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