First Nursery in Asia to achieve Curiosity Approach Accreditation

First Nursery in Asia to achieve Curiosity Approach Accreditation

We are delighted to announce that Tanglin Trust School Nursery has achieved the Curiosity Approach® Accredited Status. We are incredibly honoured to be the first school in Asia to receive this award.

The Curiosity Approach takes parts from Reggio, Steiner, Te Whariki and Montessori, to create an environment where children's natural desire to learn can grow and flourish, and a lifelong love of learning is nurtured through a curriculum filled with awe and wonder.

Using a toolkit consisting of six modules, the Approach supports an increased use of 'natural materials', recycled materials and 'authentic resources' into the learning environment, in a practical and aesthetically pleasing way.

Having embarked on this 18-month journey, we believe we have created a culture of curiosity that is deeply embedded within our setting. The Nursery has transformed into an even calmer and more tranquil learning environment with cosy, comfortable play spaces for our youngest learners.

On the impact of the Approach on the Nursery children, Paula Craigie, Head of Infant School said: "Children's level of independence to access and choose resources has increased and they are more aware of safety and respect when using real objects including ceramic tea sets and captivating artefacts. Their inquisitive minds and imagination are captured, and deep level thinking and communication and social skills developed. Each day, our classrooms and outdoor areas are a magical hive of activity where children can eagerly explore."

Head of Nursery, Victoria Thomas added: "Accreditation would not have been possible without our experienced Nursery team's self-reflection and rigorous planning to create our carefully inspired learning environment. The children's higher level of engagement and greater ownership of learning really does provide a solid foundation as they embark on their learning journey at Tanglin."