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        Our Curriculum & The Reggio Emilia                            


The Reggio approach is complementary to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.


Our approach to caring for and educating children is a little different.


Sansway House is a Reggio Emilia inspired nursery the theories and practices developed by the late Loris Malaguzzi of Reggio Emilia Italy looked deeply at the image of the child, the role of the teacher and family and the importance of the enironment to establish a curriclum based on a project approach which is constructed and reflected through documentation and collaboration bewteen teacher, parents and children.


The Reggio approach has been successful in Italy and is being adopted by nurseries  in England and other countries. Malaguzzi believed that children have a 100 languages, ways to express themsleves and learn, examples of the 100 languages of children include art, music, dance, building, writing, talking, signing these multiple languages help children to build knowledge and understanding of the world around them.  



By Loris Malaguzzi 





Staff plan activities that challenge children, which are clearly based on their individual needs and interests.These encourage children to explore the activities so they learn -

Ofsted 2015

The child                                                                    

is made of one hundred.                                            

The child has                        

a hundred languages                  

a hundred hands                                                

a hundred thoughts                                          

a hundred ways of thinking                              

of playing, of speaking.                                  

A hundred always a hundred                        

Ways of listening of marveling of                    


A hundred joys                                                

For singing and understanding                                

A hundred worlds                                  

To dream

The child has

A hundred languages

(and a hundred hundred hundred more)

But they steal ninety-nine.

The school and the culture

Separate the head from the body.

They tell the child;

To think without hands

To do without head

To listen and not speak

To understand without joy

To love and to marvel

Only at Easter and Christmas

They tell the child:

To discover the world already there

And of the hundred

They steal ninety-nine.

They tell the child:


That work and play

Reality and fantasy

Science and imagination

Sky and earth

Reason and dream

Are things

That do not belong


And thus they tell the


That the hundred is not

there the child says

NO WAY the hundred is