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.
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 -
The child That work and play
is made of one hundred. Reality and fantasy
The child has Science and imagination
a hundred languages Sky and earth
a hundred hands Reason and dream
a hundred thoughts Are things
a hundred ways of thinking That do not belong
of playing, of speaking. together
A hundred always a hundred And thus they tell the
Ways of listening of marveling of Child
Loving That the hundred is not
A hundred joys there the child says
For singing and understanding NO WAY the hundred is
A hundred worlds there--
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: