Here at Fledglings we aim to give every child in our care the best possible start in life, to enable them to become confident and independent learners. We also aim to build strong parent partnerships with parents; who, are after all, their child’s first educators. We nurture every child, with tender love and care to make them feel loved, important, included and to enable them to build firm foundations for their lifelong learning journey.
A child’s self esteem and confidence can be built in a variety of ways. A hug can help build on children’s self confidence and self esteem in order for them to feel secure confident and loved. At Fledglings we ensure that all children feel valued and are able to express themselves freely and with confidence.
Reggio Emilia Approach
We offer a high standard of care and education for children, in a fun, exciting and informative way, through play based experiences in line with the philosophy of the Reggio Emilia Approach.
The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. It was developed by Loris Malaguzzi, who was a teacher himself, and the parents of the villages around Reggio Emilia in Italy after World War II. After such a great and destructive event, people believed that children were in need of a new way of learning: the assumption was that people form their own personality during early years of development and, moreover, that children are endowed with a hundred languages. The aim of this approach is teaching how to make them useful in everyday life. The program is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum.
The Hundred Languages of Children is probably the most well-known aspect of the Reggio Emilia Approach. The belief that children use many different ways to show their understanding and express their thoughts and creativity. A hundred different ways of thinking, discovering and learning. Through drawing and sculpting, through dance and movement, through painting and role play and through modelling and music. Each one of these Hundred Languages must be valued and nurtured as they are all a part of the child and that learning and play are not separated. The Reggio Emilia Approach emphasises hands-on discovery learning that allows the child to use all their senses and all their languages to learn.
Fledglings Day Nursery & Pre-School aims to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment for all children from birth to 5 years old. Whilst in our care children are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of play and educational experiences.
We aim to provide parents with the knowledge that their children are receiving a very high standard towards their early years development, through our specially designed baby room and toddler room as well as continually extending provision for the Preschoolers. Every interaction with the children is based on a caring professional relationship, respecting and understanding the children’s social and emotional development, and therefore providing a positive environment for all children to achieve their full potential.