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Separate role-play settings

Ziham Moopen, Managing Director, Toddler Town British Nursery

Our facility provides a vast variety of separate role-play and artistic areas for the children to explore, such as a Tiny Town, Small World, bike track, sensory room and music room, as well as cookery and outdoor art areas.

Role-play settings allow the children to explore the limits of their imagination and creativity. We also provide them with a variety of art resources including recyclable materials, encouraging creativity in a more tangible way.

Venture beyond the known

Pavla Gariboli, Head Teacher, Honey Bee Nursery (City Walk)

Encouraging children to experience the world through all their senses adds another dimension to their creative nature. This empowers their cognitive and social skills, while nourishing them emotionally. Hence, we provide open-ended resources so children can adapt to these according to their needs for creative play or art creation.

We offer a vast amount of opportunities for sensory play, so children experience visual and audio aspects of objects as well as texture, smell and taste. 

Experiential Method 

Jasmine Swiel, Executive Director, Zaya Early Learning

Being a Waldorf-inspired early learning programme, our children are taught through various creative methods that integrate storytelling, art, song and movement in all subjects, which are taught experientially.

Children are offered a selection of toys made from natural materials, and often with basic features. Our dolls, for example, do not have elaborate facial features. This enables the child to imagine the dolls’ emotions. 

Triple P approach

Zahra Hamirani, Chief Education Officer MENA, Babilou Middle East North Africa Group/The Blossom Nursery

We use a Triple P approach, where all parts of the organisation are linked to people, planet and prosperity. The ideas we foster ensure that children think differently, with a strong ethos of sustainability, smart use of resources and linking conversation and topics that allow them to engage their curiosity. 

Exploration learning

Helen Black, Principal, The Children’s Garden Barsha

We facilitate learning environments where children have a choice and are actively encouraged to explore and try different materials, tools and strategies for creating a piece of artwork, writing a story, drawing a picture or making up a game with friends. 

So far this year we have held Scifest Week, Caravan of Colours and Market Day to encourage them to be creative thinkers when solving problems and to see that creativity is a blessing that makes people smile.

Multi-Sensory technique

Tamara Tucker, Nursery Manager, Little Wonders Nursery 

At Little Wonders we have created a special sensory garden in our outdoor area. This was created to encourage creative opportunities for the children when they are outside. The children are able to plant seeds, water the flowers, smell and taste the herbs, search for minibeasts, draw on the blackboards, walk around barefoot on the sensory path and make lots of noise on the music wall.

The sensory garden allows the children to develop their creativity while using all of their senses in the real world.