Nature Nurtures Approach

The Nature Nurtures Approach to early years education is influenced by:

  • A progressive education model: that prepares children for “active participation in a democratic society, in the context of a child-centered environment, and with an enduring commitment to social justice” Tom Little.
  • The philosophies of Scandinavian and German Kindergartens which respect the importance of outdoor experience for exploration, learning and development.
  • Respect: we promote respect for the child by viewing them as a competent individual in need of secure relationships, consistency, challenge and risk, autonomy, time to play without interruption and freedom to explore their world.
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