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The Curiosity Approach is more than just beautiful play spaces… So grab a cuppa, settle down and delve deeply inside our articles...

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Rhythms and routines and home

As we all find ourselves in challenging times, how can we look to survive time isolated at home with young children?  Anxiety levels may be high for adults and young children, therefore ...

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Worksheets, why they cast a shadow on Early Years?

At The Curiosity Approach, we are transforming Early years practice & pushing back on the Academics & testing of young children.  Worksheets ARE a test. A record of their achieve...

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3 Bs

In Early Years, sadly there can be underlying currents that ripple throughout many a setting. The negativity that if sadly ignored can transform the most outstanding setting into a cauldron of ...

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Put the BOOK, back into World BOOK DAY

Over the years, World Book Day has sadly become more about dressing up, than the love of books & appreciation of stories.      Families across the country get stressed ...

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Respect

A teeny tiny tea set of miniature proportion is a replica of the real thing, created by toy companies to fill a need ?! (REALLY?) Slowly over time in Early Years, we have come to accept that ...

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Childhood reflections:

  I thought this would be a great way to introduce myself as one of the newest members of the Curiosity Approach tribe. I join the team with a wealth of knowledge and experience gained o...

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See beyond the mess.

PAUSE & consider đź’– See beyond the mess! See beyond the painted hands! See beyond the splodged & painted vest! Look instead, at her intent, look at her concen...

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Why we don't use plastic toys

"Nurseries without toys" One of the many reasons why we don't use plastic toys. The Curiosity Approach use authentic resources or 'real items' such as ceramics and breakables in play...

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Nurseries without toys

  Nurseries without toys At Curiosity Approach settings we have moved away from plastic toys and electronic gadgets. Opting for the use of loose parts, recycled and authentic ...

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Looking to halt the pink and blue divide

Nurseries without toys Another great reason WHY we have chosen to use authentic resources, instead of plastic toys, is to ensure we are keeping it 'REAL' and ensure the gender st...

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