Philosophy

Finding inspiration through living

Our goal is to support a holistic education that nourishes each child intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and physically, by creating an environment which inspires intrigue and a life-long love of learning, helping them to discover and understand their relationship with nature and society.

We value: 

Intrinsic motivation over praise and encouragement

Individuality and creativity over uniformity and measurability

Learner exploration over teacher demonstration

Following curiosity in a meaningful context over following a lesson plan or curriculum

Rhythm over strict routine

That is, while there is value on the items on the right, we value the items on the left more

Gardening Lesson

“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. 

The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning”.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Our Inspiration

We will be drawing inspiration from child-centred learning philosophies, 

including  Montessori,  Reggio Emilia, Waldorf/Steiner, Forest School, Jiddu Krishnamurti and the writings of Alfie Kohn, with a focus on evidence-based approaches. 

Initially we'll include children between the ages of 3 and 6 years old. 

In addition,  we'll be seeking to address the mis-match between the life of a working adult and the time-table of a state school.

We hope to be able to cater for flexi-schooling families, though much of this may depend on the teacher and their preferred approach. 

Kids Playing in Snow