Reggio Emilia Approach at Manor Oak Nursery
The Reggio Emilia approach is a way of observing what children know, are curious about and what challenges them. Practitioners record these observations to reflect on developmentally appropriate ways to help children expand their academic and social potentials.
Reggio Emilia philosophy is based upon the following principles:
Children have a hundred languages of expression and at Manor Oak we seek to support all of those languages by offering resources, time and space, supported by experienced educators.
It allows children to develop individually at their own pace. Within the Reggio Emilia approach, the environment plays an important role, children are given the freedom to explore and discover and in-turn learn and develop many skills such as negotiation, confidence, social skills, literacy and maths.
A big part of Reggio Emilia approach at Manor Oak is using intelligent materials (loose part play):
Loose parts includes natural materials; recycled materials; prepared items e.g. blocks; large scale construction - wooden planks, tyres, netting, guttering.