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Our Approach...
What Influences our Approach?

At Cressington Manor, we strive to put children at the heart of everything we do. We are passionate about our work with children and families and see childhood and early childhood development as one of the most important times in a person’s life. 


The changes which children go through in the first five years are immense, with research into child development showing that the first three years are the most sensitive time for brain development. Early childhood theorists offer an in-depth understanding of child development which allows us to fully appreciate the cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and educational growth that children go through from birth and into early adulthood.

At Cressington Manor, we have chosen our own curriculum style which is influenced by a number of key childcare theorists and pedagogy (approaches). Using our favourite approaches, we have taken the five recurring themes which we feel most closely reflect our practice in nursery: high quality interactions, the environment, play based activities with independent, hands-on learning, carefully organised routines and tuning in to children’s needs and interests and stages of development. 


We follow parts from Froebel, Montessori, Steiner / Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia and use these five themes to create our own unique approach as we know how important they are to provide high quality learning experiences for all our children.

Early Childhood Theorists and Links
With Our Approach

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