Do you remember your childhood? Precious memories of climbing trees…..
Searching for bugs or making mud pies? The joy of running around barefoot, jumping in puddles and or playing in the rain? Do you remember your childhood adventures ….. your wild adventures? ….. Imagining, dreaming, discovering and laughing? Where the days were long, and nature was your playground? You played, you explored, you created ….. You were curious ….. You had fun ….. After all, that’s what childhood is all about .…. Building memories that will last a life time.
Of course you remember ….. It was fun, wasn’t it? You learnt about life and the world around you, You learnt how the simple things in life are often the best things in life.
Imagine giving that gift to your child ….. Imagine what this natural childhood might look like …..
You open the door to a beautiful, nature-based setting ….. there are logs, grass, sand and mud …. nature is in abundance ….
A smiling teacher warmly greets your child and invites them into this magical space.
The feeling of comfort, connection and community is palpable. There is a warmth in the village …. a deep sense of belonging. A feeling of familiarity …. a home-away-from-home ….. Some children are indoors, others are outdoors. Everyone is following their own rhythm and routines ….. in their own time ….. at their own pace ….. naturally and organically ….. just like at home. You can see it’s a place where authentic childhood is valued, and children are free to be children ….. where the importance of being 3 or being 4 is deeply understood.
The natural environment invites exploration, and the children are fully immersed in learning…. engaging their natural curiosity, deepening their understandings, developing confidence, building resilience, persistence …. you can see their hunger and desire to know.
It’s calm ….. there’s no rush, no pressure to perform. It’s a place where every child is valued for who they are, and supported to become all they might be. A place where children can create their own secret and magical universe…….. and still learn all they need to know! But … the children don’t call it ‘learning’, they just say they played all day …. what authentic childhood and authentic school-readiness should look like
Childhood is such a short, magical time. And in a fleeting moment, they will be grown up.
You will spend an eternity knowing your child as adult, but for these few precious years, you have the privilege of knowing them as a child. For a brief moment in their journey of life, you get to watch them laugh, learn, grow, and experience the awe and wonder that childhood offers.
Children only get one childhood …. Don’t ever wish that magical time away…
Childhood Memories ought to be the most precious memories in any one’s life.
What vision of childhood do you have in your heart for your child…..
From your hand to ours …. From your family to ours… We welcome you to join us on a wonder-filled journey through early childhood.