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Our approach

The Curiosity Approach is a modern day approach to Early Childhood. Taking parts from Reggio, Steiner, Te Whāriki with a sprinkle of Montessori. It's a beautiful recipe book of wonderful ingredients, carefully mixed together with experience, passion and a love of Early Childhood. It's baked together in a mindful oven of loveliness that needs thoughtful practitioners and professionals to be mentally present, thankful and forever curious about their career with little children. Be Curious, Have Fun, Make a Difference!

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Our desire is to empower and ignite passion and excitement in Early Childhood Educators. Giving you the tools and knowledge to enable you to create a culture of curiosity, awe and wonder embedded at the heart of your setting.

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The A to Z of The Curiosity Approach is a sumptuous recipe book of ideas for inspirational ideas for Early Years provision. This guide will give endless gateways, ideas and tools to bring The Curiosity Approach to your setting.

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Become Accredited

We aim to inspire practitioners and have created a solution to aid you to overcome your learning environment obstacles – The Curiosity Approach Accreditation Toolkit. Between us we have over 50 years teaching experience in Early Childhood, employ over 120 staff and have multiple outstanding settings so are well equipped to support you along the way.

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Curious Training Events

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Fuel your creativity

The box of curiosity

Every month an exciting new box will arrive at your setting, provoking interest and intrigue, sparking curiosity in children and practitioners alike.

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Drive curiosity at your setting

Specialist bespoke consultancy

We offer a bespoke consultancy service tailored to reflect your individual requirements, bringing The Curiosity Approach directly to you.

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Some kind words from

Our Curious Pioneers

“After having my daughter I really felt like I lost my passion for my nursery and my business, but since being inspired by the Curiosity Approach I have 100% got my mojo back. I will be forever grateful I came across this wonderful approach, which has completely changed my early years practice and my life as a nursery owner.”

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Topanga Smith

Roseville Nursery

“We'd started to use in the moment planning and begun to ditch the plastic, introducing loose parts, natural and found resources. It was going well, but we felt something was missing. Then we saw The Curiosity Approach and everything fell into place. This was what we were striving for – to step outside our comfort zones with the same goal in mind.”

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Kay Garner

Knighton Nursery

“Stephanie Bennett and Lyndsey Hellyn have helped me find my sparkle! My nursery has never been so full of creative, enthusiastic and engaged staff and children! The Curiosity Approach has been a great support for me and my staff and has given us the confidence to let our imaginations run wild! It has been fun developing my nursery and finding my true ethos.”

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Lisa Wakley-Davies

Little Stars Nursery

“We know children are naturally inquisitive, however The Curiosity Approach ethos promotes curiosity, awe and wonder in Early Childhood. Creating beautiful and aesthetically pleasing play spaces for children using provocations, loose parts and open-end resources. It’s amazing to see us all have light bulb moments, maybe epiphanies which inspired us to make wondrous changes.”

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Neil Dudman

PearTree Childcare & Your Nursery Business Owner

“My colleague Amanda and I attended the first Curiosity Approach Development Day in August after being inspired by the vast array of experiences they offer children. Our curiosity was also ignited. The day did not disappoint. In fact on several occasions it even made us well up with their driven staff who have one thing on their mind - best outcomes for children.”

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Vanessa Dooley

Jigsaw Early Years Consultancy

Spreading the Curiosity

Who our Approach has helped

Themes

At The Curiosity Approach®, our aim is to change the way we educate children and allow them to play FREE from the constraints of predetermined ideas, topics and adult chosen ‘ themes‘. ...

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