Malvern Playgroup promotes a Reggio Emilia approach. We have a great respect for the child as a person and a great thinker. We encourage positive relationships and shared experiences where teachers are aware of the different developmental needs of each group member.
Teachers will encourage children’s participation by incorporating open-ended exploratory play, empowering children to become confident, independent, curious, inspired and excited. Children will be encouraged and supported to participate in hands-on enquiry, and regardless of outcomes, there will always be a learning experience.
At Malvern Playgroup, children will be offered many play/learning experiences under different themes or ‘Projects’ that support and enrich learning throughout formal education. Such experiences include looking, listening, touching, tasting, investigating, exploring, and experimenting -through playing and talking.
There is play and there is play. At Malvern Playgroup, we believe in and promote parent/carer involvement as this does not merely contribute to quality, but is essential if Early Education is to be successful. Adults who encourage and support young children to play are adults who are helping children to learn.