A preschool with a difference, where children are listened to, deeply respected, and empowered
Blue House is a long-established Reggio Emilia inspired preschool with a unique and inspiring approach to early years education. Respect for children is at the core of this Infant & Toddler Atelier and Preschool where educators here see every child as capable, curious and full of potential.
“Respect is at the crux of our practice, and forms the bedrock of our approach to learning. Everything that we do is defined by the deeply held value to see children as individuals with rights – the right to be respected, listened to, valued, considered and regarded. We at Blue House understand the value of respect and endeavour to embed that in everything that we do with the children. This, to me, is the Blue House difference.” Abhi Prakash, Deputy Head of Blue House
A curriculum where children are actively involved and listened to
Educators at Blue House work with each child to support them on their learning journey – there is an emphasis on listening to each child, guiding them and supporting them as they collaborate with them. In this way, the emergent curriculum is not set in stone but directed by your child’s interests.
Blue House views your child as competent, so materials such as wire and realistic tools such as drills which are often viewed as out of bounds for little ones – are not off-limits but are actively embraced. Children are given lots of open-ended materials and thought-provoking activities to fuel their curiosity and express themselves. In this way, children develop a deeper understanding and connection about their enquiries than a pre-determined curriculum might allow. Children are empowered to challenge and exchange ideas with the educators, their peers and their parents who are actively encouraged to be involved in their child’s learning journey. When children know they are respected and their opinions and thoughts matter, their confidence grows and they develop a strong sense of self.
Outdoor learning at Blue House
The educators at Blue House are passionate about the environment and the important role it plays in inspiring the curriculum, so much so that they refer to it as ‘the third teacher’. Spaces at Blue House are designed to encourage encounters, communication, and relationships. Children have access to the indoor and outdoor Atelier and Piazzas within the school and are often invited to explore the lush, green surrounds on nature walks.
If you are keen to see how the ‘Blue House Difference’ can empower your child, reach out to the team and join them on a guided tour of this preschool.