Our philosophy

 

The Reggio Approach
 


The Reggio Approach derives its name from its place of origin, Reggio Emilia, a city located in Emilia Romagna in Northern Italy.

In 1945 after the Second World War, a group of parents built their own school.

Loris Malaguzzi a teacher was inspired by the parent’s motivation and joined forces with the parents to provide childcare for young children.

 

The Reggio Approach is a complex system; Loris Malaguzzi based his philosophy on the work of Piaget, Dewey, Vygotsky and Erikson.

This led to the schools having a distinct style and approach.

It is a system that values: the role of collaboration among children, teachers and parents; the co-construction of knowledge; the interdependence of individual and social learning; and the role of culture in understanding this interdependence.

 

At the heart of this system is the powerful image of the child.

Reggio educators do not see children as empty vessels that require filling with facts.

Rather they see children as competent and capable of building their own theories.

 

Tell me ......... I'll forget.

Show me ......... I may remember.

But involve me ........ and I'll understand.

 
 

‘NOTHING WITHOUT JOY’

All schools provide different curricula. Also, all families have different needs. Our philosophy may not fit everyone. Therefore, we recommend choosing our school to be done consciously and truly believe that it suits your needs and beliefs.