0-5 years is an incredibly important and exciting time in your child’s development. Never again in their life will their brain be busy making so many new connections.
We take a genuine child-initiated play approach, which nurtures your child’s interests in an autonomous but stage-appropriate way. Your child will learn through first-hand experiences, following their ideas and choosing their own resources and how to use them. Everything is based on the latest scientific knowledge of how children’s brains develop, to ensure that your child develops the emotional, social and practical connections that they need to become a confident, self-reliant and resilient person, with their own voice.
Enabling this approach takes training and experience. Every one of our staff team is trained to observe the children, their play, their interests, their needs, and their schemas.
Unlike many nurseries, our staff are very highly qualified, as our approach relies on them being specially trained. We have a high proportion of trained teachers and people trained to a minimum of Level 3. Every member of the team, including the few, carefully chosen, apprentices we have on board, has exactly the mindset, sensitivity, and dedication the Young Friends approach demands.
Our approach means that your child enjoys lots of individual attention. We’ll really get to know what interests and excites them, and use that knowledge to help them learn and develop in their own way.
It takes dedication, passion, and commitment, and it’s well worth it when we see the happy, confident and excited children who come through our doors.
Founder, Young Friends Kindergarten and The Young Friends Tribe
Manager, Young Friends Kindergarten
Deputy Manager, Young Friends Kindergarten