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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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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 💖 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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Happiness first

HAPPINESS first & foremost As parents & carers, if we asked ourselves the question.  What do we want for our children when attending Nursery or Early year...

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Turn off the conveyer belt!

  The Curiosity Approach philosophy believes in process art v products. Allowing children to create their own Christmas cards or keepsake gifts. To follow their own thinking and to enjoy the p...

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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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My Mother the Carboot Queen

A Daughters perspective of living with the “Car Boot Queen” Written by Olivia Bennett. It was a few years ago when my Mum first took me to a car boot, this was before I worked at her nursery, Lov...

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