A Day in the Life of ... Encountering a Network Nursery
During the school year 2019 -20 we have arranged three dates in which you can visit Madeley Nursery School in Spring 2019 and encounter theirs, and Sightlines Initiative Network's, principles in practice.
Participation is limited to 8 on each occasion.
"We are a Reggio inspired school with a beautiful learning environment and exciting child led curriculum. As a research school, we are involved in many national and international projects linked to early learning. Our aim is to create 'a community of learning where there are endless opportunities to discover together through curiosity, creativity and play."
Madeley Nursery School in Telford are keen participants in Sightlines' Network since 2000. This day is designed for those wanting to explore the possible ways of practicing the principles of an environment of enquiry, and have a dialogue with a committed staff group who are making keen endeavours to explore and develop their own practice.
The day will begin promptly at 9a.m. at the Nursery, with an introduction followed by time to observe in the morning. After lunch there will be opportunities for discussion, and at the close of the school day, general discussion with staff. We will explore how the principles of Sightlines Initiative can be developed in your daily practice; the influences and insprations from Reggio, and the inevitable challenges.
It will be helpful to you to have a reasonable grasp of the principles of Sightlines Initiative and of the preschools of Reggio Emilia. There is a 10% discount for Sightlines initiative Members.If you are not a Sightlines subscriber, it is simple to join, and you have time before the date to catch up on any reading you might want to do by way of familiarisation.
If you are travelling a distance we recommend you travel the afternoon before, and stay at Ironbirdge. There is then the opportunity to meet for an evening meal and introduction the previous evening.
- For more information please ring Robin Duckett at Sightlines' office: 0191 261 7666
- Madeley Nursery School: website
- Sightlines' principles : we introduce these through our various publications - we recommend 'Learning to Learn in Nature', and on our website, e.g. 'Developing Environments of Enquiry'
- The preschools of Reggio Emilia: some introductory material ; further reading
Dates, Details & Booking
|Date||Monday 11th May 2020|
14th October 2019
3rd February 2020
11th May 2020
|Times||9 a.m - 4 p.m.|