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Diary

In this blog we are posting news from around the network, reflections on general news items and other broad-ranging items of interest. Current contributors are Sightlines Initiative directors Robin Duckett, Liz Elders, Debi Keyte Hartland and Chris Merrick.
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London Early Childhood Centre seeks Artist-Educator/ Atelierista

London Sightlines Network Members Little Jungle Centre of Early Childhood are looking for an Artist Educator/ Atelierista to join their 1-2s team.

"The role entails supporting the development of the children's enquiry-based projects through a variety of learning experiences, the development of documentation and collaborative work with our Educators.

We are a progressive school of Early Childhood, based in East Dulwich. Graded outstanding and shortlisted for 'best nursery 2017' by Nursery World, we follow an enquiry-based learning approach, listening to and encouraging children to explore the world and test out their own theories through play and creative expression. We use the children's research as a basis for projects to help them develop skills and knowledge across all areas of learning and enable them to become the strong, confident and free-thinking adults of the future.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to grow their knowledge and experience within early years education, through a pioneering approach, as we provide ongoing opportunities for professional development, as well as a supportive, fun and friendly environment."

To know more about the role, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To know more about us, please visit: www.littlejungle.co.uk   

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A diary page from visiting a preschool in Reggio Emilia, Italy

Typing up notes from a 2019 visit, it occurred to me that it could be interesting to share. Perhaps it will only work for those who in any case can picture the life of a preschool in Reggio, I don't know ... (there is a rather informative minute's video on our page 'Introductory Articles on Reggio Emilia's Preschools' which may help in filling out a picture.) ... anyway here it is....

 Spring 20019 visit to Otto Marzo Preschool

8.30 – 9a.m.

This is the preschool with the circular layout, by the canal; rich in its habitation and embedded in the close locality: quiet streets, dads and children walking or biking in. The spring 'snow' – blossom/seeds – is drifting around.

…a boy, 5, scoots through the internal piazza on his scooter (!) Other children meet, and two hold the door for a while meeting each other, possibly waiting for friends. Children bounce and skip around, meeting each other; there's a hum of easy voices and conversations of children and adults.

Projects documented in the entrance area show how they are joyfully developing their environment and relationships in it – the fence sculpture with 'secret ways' through to the canal path; relationships with the city e.g. project for everyone to travel by bike not car.

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Family in London seeks Reggio Approach-conversant nanny

One of our network member families, a bilingual family in East London, is looking for a part-time, Italian-speaking nanny for their daughter, with interest in The Reggio Approach, and ideally experience in working in dialogue with Reggio's principles.

Ideally the person would start in January 2020, when their daughter is about 8 months old, but the family can be flexible. They are looking for about 24 hours a week, ideally spread over three days, but again they can work around the nanny's schedule.

If you know of anyone who may be interested, please feel free to contact Sally Davies, or put them in touch with her via her email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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