We draw our inspiration from the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia in northern Italy. These schools are world famous for providing children with the very best in childcare and education.
We also draw much inspiration from the forest nurseries of Denmark, world-renowned for their wonderful outdoor work with young children. We work too with the Early Years Foundation Stage – the national guidance for working with children from birth to five. So we give children the opportunity to develop across as many areas of learning as possible.
How is Reflections Nursery Different?
Well, we make a point of listening to children’s theories and giving them the opportunity to test their hypotheses because we believe that’s the way they learn. (We’re happy to talk about this for hours if you’ll let us). Our nursery is set in two buildings – a lovely Regency building and a gothic Tudor-style building, both on three floors with loads of space, lots of light and huge gardens. We make the nursery environment inspiring by offering lots of open-ended, natural and reclaimed resources for the children and they add their imaginations and creativity. You’ll see what we mean when you visit.
We believe all children have the right to be understood as individuals and to be given time and opportunity to develop as creative, competent learners in an inspiring environment, with lots of access to the outdoors.
Our vision is to create a place that values caring, respectful relationships and make heard the voice of the child.