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During her visit to Guildford Nursery School (GNS), Froebelian expert Rachna Joshi, was given the time to sit and observe the children and the educators in the setting. Various themes arose from her observations, but what she found was that she kept noticing children engaging in schematic play.
This year, our research with the Froebel Partnership focuses on Gifts and Occupations, and their value in the present day. At Seven Stars Kindergarten, we strive to provide more child-initiated play opportunities, but realise it is also important to have an element of intentional teaching. We recognise that the importance of the process of learning
Our collective professional development at Feltonfleet Pre-Prep has been inspired since we were introduced to the modern-day influences of the educator and founder of the first Kindergarten, Friedrich Froebel. Our journey began when Sally Cave, Headteacher of Guildford Nursery School, showed me the Froebel principles in action at Guildford Nursery School and Family Centre. Sally
Glossary Te Kura ō Mangaweka-Mangaweka – our school Kura – school Kaiako – teacher Ākonga – students Ngāhere – forest/bush Whānau – family, can also refer to a group of people who feel a strong sense of connection to each other. In this instance the “kura whānau” refers to everyone who connects to the school, from the children and teachers to