Our child care is influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching. Our experienced staff emphasise and support the natural development of your child as well as the close relationships that they share with their environment.
The foundation of the Reggio Emilia approach lies in its unique view of the child - the ‘image of the child’. This centres on the belief that children have rights and should be given opportunities to develop their potential. ‘Influenced by this belief, the child is beheld as beautiful, powerful, competent, creative, curious, and full of potential and ambitious desires.’
The child is also viewed as being an active constructor of knowledge, rather than being seen as the target of instruction. Children are seen as having the active role of both an apprentice and researcher. Much of the instruction at our Reggio Emilia-influenced centre takes place in the form of projects where our children have opportunities to explore, observe, hypothesise, question, and discuss, to clarify their understanding about a certain topic. Children at our centre are also viewed as social beings, and a focus is made on the child acting in relation to other children, the family, the teachers, and the community, rather than on each child learning in isolation.