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How we create 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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Why we need 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 not academics in Early Years

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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Why we need to stop the conveyer belt practice in Early Years?

  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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Why do we need to move away from topics and 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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Understanding expectations amongst your Early Years team!

Do you work in an Early Years setting? Are you struggling with your team or what we call our TRIBE? Do you find that the easiest of jobs aren’t being completed or resources are being lost and mi...

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How to save money in Early Years !

In our throwaway society, we need to be creative in our ideas & ways to help reduce the impact on the environment. To recycle salvage & revamp old furniture, stopping it being thrown in...

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How to inspire winter wonder in Early Years?

As Educators, we need to recapture the wonder of Winter. This has sadly been lost on many adults and unfortunately seen as an ordeal to be endured! As Early Years Educators it is essential we s...

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How to look at your Early Years environment with fresh eyes?

Look at your environment with FRESH EYES See through the eyes of a child! Environments don’t have to be a primary colour explosion to appeal to little children. Playspa...

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