Our teaching practices are underpinned by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), British Curriculum. We believe in granting children the freedom to explore and play, igniting their passion and excitement for learning.  Our ‘Reggio Emilia Inspired’ approach to the classroom settings is an absolute delight for each child and parent.  The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy based on the image of the child, and of human beings, as possessing strong potentials for development and as a subject of rights who learns and grows in the relationships with others.

We have a strong belief in Nature Pedagogy and our gardens become our classrooms.

Nature Pedagogy Dubai at Indigo Valley Nursery.

At Indigo Valley Nursery we observe each child’s play, individual strengths and interests and this forms the basis for our planning. We seek out ‘Wow Moments’ in the children’s day, where we can extend each child’s individual learning experiences, these experiences are meaningful and create the most powerful of learning opportunities.

The children’s learning (or ‘Wow Moments’) are divided into seven areas of learning and development from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) –

Prime Areas
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Physical Development
Communication and Language

Specific Areas
Literacy
Mathematics
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), British Curriculum

The Principles
A Unique Childrecognises that every child is a unique child who is consistently learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Positive Relationships – describes how children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

Enabling Environments – describes how children learn well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.

Learning and Development – recognises that children develop and learn in different ways.The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Embedded within the principles of the EYFS are seven areas of Early Learning -How do we put these into practice?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indigo Valley Nursery, Al Twar 2. Dubai. Nature Pedagogy at it’s best!