Our curriculum and teaching practices are guided by the latest developments in early childhood research, the experience of our early education specialists and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Working with leading early years experts we have blended our own ambitious outcomes for the children in with the characteristics of effective teaching and learning outlined by the EYFS – supporting children to play and explore, be active learners and critical thinkers.
Our curriculum is co-constructed by the children and educators, who work together in teams to extend each child’s unique interests, find the answers to their questions about the world and inspire their learning through the introduction of new contexts and provocations.
We deliver the curriculum through play based experiences and inspirational teaching. On a daily basis there is a balance of educator-initiated learning experiences and child initiated play.
Our curriculum and pedagogy takes influence from a variety of different philosophies and learning theories including Reggio Emilia, Jerome Bruner, Forest School and Maria Montessori, but doesn’t constrict our practice into fitting one approach to suit all children.
Children growing up in London will inevitably lead busy lives, so while they’re young, we aim to give them time to play and enjoy their early years, at the same time as learning and developing life skills to prepare them for their future.
We’re happiest when children leave us confident, curious, and ready for the next adventure!