Best Practice

At Little Haven Nursery we combine the EYFS with best practice from Montessori and Reggio Emilia.

Montessori education is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori based on her extensive research. It is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development.

The aim of the Reggio Emilia approach is teaching how to use these symbolic languages (eg., painting, sculpting, drama) in everyday life. The program is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum.