Bolton School Nursery

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The Curiosity Approach Accreditation

Bolton School Nursery has spent the past eighteen months creating a deeply embedded culture of Curiosity, Awe and Wonder, culminating in accreditation from The Curiosity Approach.

The Curiosity Approach is a modern approach to Early Childhood education, taking elements from Reggio, Steiner, Te Whāriki and Montessori, which is designed to empower and ignite passion and excitement in Early Childhood Educators.

The Nursery completed a portfolio and worked through modules and reflection tools as a team over an eighteen-month period, focusing on play and the learning environment.

Mrs Allyson Hunt, Deputy Manager at the Nursery, said: ‘The team have worked diligently to complete the modules set by the Curiosity Approach and follow the learning styles endorsed by them. This is reflected throughout the nursery environment and in the children’s planned and spontaneous activities.

‘The team supported each other in transforming play spaces  from bright primary coloured rooms to a calm, neutral play space that inspires the children to learn naturally and support ‘awe and wonder’ in the early years.

‘The Nursery where possible uses authentic resources in play and advocates a calm and neutral play space for the children to play, learn and grow in.’

The creators of The Curiosity Approach say that it is ‘a beautiful recipe book of wonderful ingredients, carefully mixed together with experience, passion and a love of Early Childhood.’

On their website, they say: ‘This is a modern day Approach that fits perfectly in current changing technological times. Bringing curiosity, awe and wonder into early childhood and creating the ‘thinkers and doers’ of the future. We aim to empower and ignite passion and excitement in practitioners.’