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OUR ETHOS

Promoting a deep love of education learning and nature

 

ABOUT US

“Just living isn't enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." Hans Christian Anderson”

At Chadlington Little Learners, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment for all children. Our unique ethos incorporate a variety of educational theories, while always keeping the child’s best interest in mind and allowing for hands-on, experiential learning. To find out more about us, keep reading or feel free to get in touch.

At Chadlington Little Learners, our vision is for each child to develop a curiosity of learning, by embracing their interests in a homely, safe, loving and fun environment.

We will help to lay a foundation of learning, exploration, and discovery to each child as the unique individual they are, to empower them with the life skills to become inquisitive, happy, confident and accomplished.

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OUR APPROACH TO LEARNING

Hygge Approach

Our environment here at Chadlington Little Learners is based upon the Danish word 'Hygge'. Hygge is the Danish approach to life that focuses on having a happier and more simple life. Using elements of warmth, cosiness and nature to make the most of every day of the year. A home-like environment that promotes independence, creativity and a slow learning pace that acknowledges each child as a capable individual.

Healthy Smiles Accreditation 

We are very proud of our staff's hard work and passion to become an accredited setting in Oxfordshire's Healthy Smiles Programme. The promotion of good Oral hygiene and healthy eating are of great importance to us and we ensure we brush our teeth after a healthy snack at the setting to help children recognise the importance too.

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ENCOMPASSING OUR WORLD AROUND US

“We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” Henry David Thoreau

Respecting nature

Our forest school sessions are filled with opportunity  for our children to learn how to respect and look after their enviiornment.

We also use our garden at the setting to learn how to grow and nurture plants, herbs and even our little critters that live there.

Plastic free

Apart from the PPE required due to the pandemic, We do not use single-use plastic, unless it is recycled for our junk modelling , and most toys are made of wood, stone or are recycled. 

Our Community

Our own local community can provide exciting and first hand learning experiences for our little ones. Here at Chadlington Little Learners we understand the importance of seeing what is on our own door step and looking after it.

We are lucky enough to have been donated an area of allotment to grow our own produce that we then try, as well as some to take home or donate to our local community.

We visit the local park and School. 

We visit our elderly resident both around the village and in the local residential home.

We also visit the wider community for days out and family trips.

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