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Does nursery decor and the impact on children's wellbeing?

I opened my newest nursery in January of this year and it has been an incredible journey. Having had nurseries and pre-schools for over 19 years, I originally was in favour of everything plastic, b...

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Should we use real vegetables in Early Years play?

Plastic play or natural play?There is much debate about using real food in children's play and being respectful of food and the awareness of food poverty and or allergens.   Here are...

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Body painting, does it fill you with dread?

When one of our babies just loves covering themselves in any medium, pens, paint, food, drawing on their legs or rubbing yoghurt on their skin. Loving anything that makes marks on her body ...

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How to create a great Early Years staff meeting?

The Curiosity Approach is about inspiring the mind, body & heart! Too often it’s easy to forget the educators, practitioners. The adults within our settings! Remember that you are a family, a team...

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Are you Car Boot Crazy?

Have you seen all the posts about people making treks to car boots to kit out their nurseries? Why are they doing this? We are proud to say that following on from our car boot videos, hints and t...

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Tidy Up Time, what does it actually mean ?

What does it actually mean? A question was asked: “How do we ensure that children tidy up properly at the end of each session?” “How can we prevent boxes of resources becoming a mixed up arra...

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Get rid of the chairs! Why ?

If you have ever been to one of our Curiosity Approach nurseries, one thing that is missing is CHAIRS! In fact, they are not missing, staff know exactly whe...

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But it might break? How to use ceramics in your nursery!

At The Curiosity Approach, we believe in giving children responsibility to handle and play with breakable items. Ceramic tea pots and tea sets replace the bright plastic child sized ones that we al...

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Are you an Early Years Weather Warrior?

A new month is upon us. The British weather is notoriously wet & damp and our seasons have followed the same pattern year in & year out! Autumn brings no surprises for us, with colder damp morning...

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Are you a passionately curious educator?

Yesterday Lyndsey & I attended the Play Iceland Seminar in Northampton and it was wonderful to meet and hear so many passionate people. Lyndsey Hellyn and I are th...

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