Portishead’s empowering childcare nursery
At Lighthouse Nursery in Portishead, we adopt the Reggio Emilia philosophy. A unique method of childcare, the Reggio Emilia philosophy puts the child at the centre of learning and sees the teaching professional and childcare provider as a facilitator of the child’s learning.
The Portishead Lighthouse Nursery team trusts:
…that children are born with a natural ability to learn from their surroundings and experiences.
…that all children have the right to a safe, loving, nurturing environment in which to grow and explore the world.
…in the partnership between children, teachers, parents and community.
…that the educator’s job is to support and deepen the innate affinity towards learning.
…that open and honest communication and dialogue among educators and families is a cornerstone to positive experiences for children.
…that all individuals are unique in their perspective and have the right to share their ideas in a respectful environment.
…in a high level of accountability of all to support the school environment.
…that the school creates an organic, dynamic and changing culture in which to navigate and grow.
…that a school is connected to a larger community and the school has a responsibility to enter into intentional and purposeful exchange with the community.