These ‘teachable moments’ are at the core of our pedagogy (how we enable development). ‘Teachable moments’ are when the practitioner identifies that a child is learning through play and may take the opportunity to extend learning by providing additional resources or asking open-ended questions “I wonder what would happen if we…”
We make sure that children have high levels of wellbeing and involvement throughout each day. This allows them to see what’s interesting to them at any given point – and to ‘seed’ the room with things that they know will spark more interest and exploration. It’s just one of the ways we instil a love of learning in every child, and it works.
It’s also important that children learn to take responsibility for themselves early on, and to look after their environment and other children. So your child will be involved in everything to do with their day, including food preparation and tidying and cleaning up after themselves when they’ve finished an activity. Our families tell us that this can have a big impact on how they behave at home, even when they are really little!
Within their family group, your child will be encouraged to do whatever interests them that day. Children are supported to see themselves as learners, find out about themselves, respect each other and engage and care for the environment.