Knowledge Center

Curious bits & bobs

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

Why not print them out and put them in your staff rooms...

Stars
Stars

What do Curiosity Approach® settings look like? The transformational journey .

Are you curious about The Curiosity Approach®? Keen to see how you too can make change within your own setting? To see the transformational journey of Early Childhood settings who have embarked upo...

Read article

5 tips to get Early Years outdoors

  At The Curiosity Approach, we look to embrace the great outdoors and the natural unfolding of a child. In this difficult time of a pandemic and children returning to schools and Early Ye...

Read article

How to create Rhythms and routines at 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 ...

Read article

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...

Read article

How to 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 ...

Read article

Why you must respect play in Early Years?

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 ...

Read article

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...

Read article

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...

Read article

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 ...

Read article

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...

Read article