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Curious bits & bobs

The Curiosity Approach is more than just beautiful play spaces… So grab a cuppa, settle down and delve deeply inside our articles...

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Looking to start an autumn ritual ?

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How can you bring technology into Early Years WITHOUT using computers?

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What are Authentic Resources?

At The Curiosity Approach, we absolutely love Authentic resources, recycled materials and loose parts. But, what are 'Authentic resources'? At our Curiosity Approach settings we use a wide range o...

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Authentic resources in Early Years- How can you become a treasure hunter.

Let’s get started! It can be quite overwhelming, where do you start to find authentic items for your Early Childhood setting? Feeling self-conscious eyeing up other people’s stalls and rummagin...

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Does nursery decor and the impact on children's wellbeing?

I opened my newest nursery in January of this year and it has been an incredible journey. Having had nurseries and pre-schools for over 19 years, I originally was in favour of everything plastic, b...

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Should we use real vegetables in Early Years play?

Plastic play or natural play?There is much debate about using real food in children's play and being respectful of food and the awareness of food poverty and or allergens.   Here are...

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Body painting, does it fill you with dread?

When one of our babies just loves covering themselves in any medium, pens, paint, food, drawing on their legs or rubbing yoghurt on their skin. Loving anything that makes marks on her body ...

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How to create a great Early Years staff meeting?

The Curiosity Approach is about inspiring the mind, body & heart! Too often it’s easy to forget the educators, practitioners. The adults within our settings! Remember that you are a family, a team...

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Are you Car Boot Crazy?

Have you seen all the posts about people making treks to car boots to kit out their nurseries? Why are they doing this? We are proud to say that following on from our car boot videos, hints and t...

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Tidy Up Time, what does it actually mean ?

What does it actually mean? A question was asked: “How do we ensure that children tidy up properly at the end of each session?” “How can we prevent boxes of resources becoming a mixed up arra...

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