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What Is The Curiosity Approach?

We are delighted to announce we have embarked on The Curiosity Approach accreditation scheme at Rosie’s Childcare. We are working towards gaining recognition for providing beautiful play spaces and learning opportunities for children.

The Curiosity Approach was founded by Lyndsey Hellyn and Stephanie Bennett. They have over 50 years of experience in Early Years and are Directors of six Curiosity Approach nurseries across the East and West Midlands.

They are “huge advocates of young children and are dedicated to raising standards of Early Years provisions.”

The Curiosity Approach is a wondrous ethos that focuses on Curiosity, Awe, and Wonder in Early Childhood. We are excited to start this incredible journey and are thrilled to share it with you.

We reflect on our current practice and standards and strive to make changes to our environment. We use authentic resources, loose parts and an approach that provides wondrous learning opportunities for your incredible little learners.

Through The Curiosity Approach, we aim to provide a home from home environment through a calming tranquil space with neutral colours, natural materials, cosy places for children to sit and look at books or engage in deep learning. 

Children’s natural curiosity, awe and wonder for life and the wonderful world around them is enhanced and allowed to be stretched, creating the ‘thinkers and doers’ of the future.

We have rich environments, full of open-ended resources, authentic items, and loose parts. We have removed ‘toys’ which have a set purpose and can limit play. By replacing toys with these open ended resources, we allow our children the freedom and creativity to problem solve, use their imaginations and extend their play in any way they choose.

A stick is not just a stick….to a child it can be a wand, sword, potion mixer, paint brush, spade, the imagination, and creativity has no limit.

We aim to teach children ‘how’ to think rather than ‘what’ to think.

Children are born with a natural curiosity. They want to do, they want to discover, explore for themselves, use their senses, be active participants and in charge of their own learning.

What we offer at ABC provides children with the time and skills they require to become confident, independent, and capable learners.

Children have many, many years ahead of them of formal learning. We set the foundations, so they are ready to take on these challenges. Not by being mini schools, but by embracing the opportunities and experiences children truly need in their early years from birth to 5 years.

We aim to provide excellent learning opportunities without impacting on your child's happiness and well-being.


To find out more about our ethos and it's inspirational leaders, click on the follow link

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