Curious Play Outdoors – Winter

As a Childminder who is highly influenced by the Curiosity approach I like to spend lots of quality, educational yet largely child led time outdoors. I am lucky that I have a large garden and lots of green open spaces on my door step so I can give the children lots of free play opportunities…

A-Z of the Curiosity Approach

I recently attended a seminar and evening with The Curiosity approach and left with the realisation that this is pretty much the way that I run my childcare setting and am striving to create a calm, nurturing environment for the children in my care. As a childminder it is hard to balance work and home…

An Invitation to Play

|• Let their imagination soar •| ______________________________________ Why do we always want what others have? We spend endless hours scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest and daydream about what we could achieve if we… only had more money, only had one child, only had a bigger house…. in truth much of what we see is set…

Evolution: How basic beginnings evolve to brilliant learning zones.

|• E v o l u t i o n •| ______________________________________ Funny isn’t it how things evolve over time…. much like my setting has evolved my ways of sharing my ideas have also expanded and in January I decided to include my early years ideas onto my instagram feed Mama’s den. I tentatively started…