The Curiosity Approach is one of the most modern Early Years Learning approaches and was developed based on the Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Steiner (Waldorf), Te Whariki (New Zealand's Early Years curriculum). This approach fits perfectly in current changing technological times. Bringing curiosity, awe and wonder into early childhood & creating the 'thinkers & doers' of the future.
The philosophy of Curiosity Approach is centred around a child’s natural desire to explore and build upon their curiosity. Providing children with natural authentic resources at the child’s eye level, encourages children to use their five senses much more and engage in the world around them. They discover how different materials feel to touch, how they sound and explore the varying ways they can interact with them. To avoid overwhelming emotions, tiredness and stress, our setting environments has neutral colours, aesthetic homely representation, natural plants and provides cosy and charming hygge feeling.
Play is a central part of Curiosity Approach method. Children are encouraged to enjoy the process of discovery and curiosity but not the end product. They are exposed to unique learning opportunities and can expand their creativity and imagination through play, instead of being tunnel-visioned through closed-end toys .
You can find out more about Curiosity Approach on the website - Curiosity Approach.
TYPES OF INTELLIGENCE
In the KidsLab we believe that child's learning and development must cover all types of intelligence and therefore our curriculum provides holistic approach to teaching. Education is planned and implemented in such a way as to promote the development, health and well-being of children. We offer children an enabling environment with engaging and attractive resources and a balanced daily rhythm with both rest and activities that are adapted according to children needs and length of stay. Our routine includes planned adult-led teaching sessions, children-initiated free-play time, outdoor time, time for yoga and mindfulness sessions, outdoor play, nap time in the separate room, story time and time for extra-curricular activities etc.
Body Smart is about using one’s whole body and or parts of the body (e.g. the hands or the mouth) to solve problems or create products. Dancers, athletes and craftsmen excel in this intelligence.
Music Smart is about sensitivity to rhythm, pitch, meter, tone, melody and timbre. The person may be to play musical instruments or compose music. Composers and musical conductors excel in this intelligence.
Reasoning and recognising patterns and relationships among actions and symbols are key aspects of Logic Smart.
Self Smart is about self-awareness -sensitivity to one’s own feelings, goals, and anxieties, and the capacity to plan and act in light of one’s strengths and weaknesses. It is a goal for every individual.
People Smart is about the ability to interact effectively with others. It involves sensitivity to both verbal and non-verbal communication. Good personal and working relationships are built using this intelligence.
Nature Smart is ability to use all senses to observe details and make distinctions in the world of nature, for example, between one plant and another, or one cloud formation and another. Taxonomists excel in this intelligence.
Picture Smart is the ability to think in three-dimensional terms and often involves an active imagination and visualisation. Pilots, architects and chess player excel in this intelligence.
Word Smart is about sensitivity to the meaning of words, the order among words, and the sound, rhythms, inflections, and meter of words. Thinking, speaking and writing are expressions of this intelligence. Poets and writers excel in this intelligence.
In the KidsLab we have our unique curriculum which includes:
EYFS requirements implemented through the structured and carefully planned activities ensuring every child develops and blossoms in their own pace
School-readiness programme which enables every child to be school ready by the start of Reception
Curiosity Approach Accreditation which gives us a unique opportunity to implement an amazing philosophy into nursery daily life and teaching
STEAM focus: weekly Science club, Drama and Music Sensory classes, technology, engineering and early math activities
Multilingualism and multicultural approach: language development activities and our unique “Babylon” programme that introduces children to the different cultures and languages (including stories, songs, cultural artefacts, fun facts, basic of geography and history, as well as language)
“Healthy Early Years London”. KidsLab participates in the Mayor of London programme promoting health and wellbeing in the Early Years
“1000 hours outdoors” programme promoting children activities outdoors in the KidsLab own garden. Children are encouraged to be active, learn a lot about nature, planting, gardening and observing
Community relationships/Cultural Capital development and enrichment. As part of our curriculum children are taken to the different outings including local places of interest (Mudchute farm, Docklands museum, Idea store etc.) and cultural, social places such as Fire Station, Theatre, Observatory etc.
In the KidsLab we are open to communication with third party professionals who provide an exceptional quality classes to our children. All classes providers are highly qualified professinals, DBS checked, have passion to teaching and their classes are always both educational and fun.
BB Broadway LITTLE STARS THEATRE sessions incorporate drama, dance and music to get little ones using their imagination, working cooperatively and building confidence.
Every lesson plan is split into ACT IT OUT which is our imagination and drama time, TAKE TO THE STAGE, which is our dance and movement section, and HERE COMES THE BAND, where we learn a new song or rhyme to perform.
Let children feel as real Broadway Stars!
Super Star Sport is a leading sport sessions for nurseries provider who specialise in teaching a variety of sports such as
— Mini Rugby
We believe a positive relationship with physical activity helps with issues such as childhood obesity and promote positive mental health.