At Treetops Nursery we believe that children learn best in a natural and neutral environment, using calming colours, textures and themes in our nurseries, creating tranquil spaces for children develop with heuristic resources which aren’t garish, distracting and over stimulating.
There is lots of research which states that bright walls and plastic toys can overstimulate children and promote crankiness, tiredness and can cause children upset and anger during play.
Of course, stimulation is key to developing little brains and building paramount connections which help them learn and develop. At Treetops we use natural materials and open-ended resources, bringing different elements, textures, feels and smells, promoting a sense of curiosity and wonder and explorative play, where children are focussed and engaged throughout the whole of their sessions.
Our Nursery is designed to follow children’s interest and learning pathways throughout their sessions, within each area of the room there are extension baskets where children can extend and develop play ideas using sustained shared thinking with peers. We follow the ‘Curiosity Approach’ and encourage children to explore and investigate all areas of the room.
The Curiosity Approach is about creating a world of magic and wonder, a place to tinker and explore whilst in a welcoming and safe environment, we promote this throughout Treetops Nursery, creating a special place where children are the centre of everything, following their hearts and minds with a sense of incredible awe and wonder.
The Curiosity Approach is based in theories from a whole host of pedagogies, including Reggio, Steiner and also Montessori.
The Approach Curiosity is key because it is the very foundation of learning. It is what drives children in the early years to explore, do, and think for themselves.
In particular, The Curiosity Approach is about developing; Independent thinking, Stronger non-verbal communication, Language and verbal communication, problem-solving and becoming a lifelong learner.