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CURIOSITY APPROACH LEARNING AND PLAY FOR 0-5 YEAR OLDS

Daycare in Shipbourne and Dunton Green

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WELCOME TO TINKERS & TRIBE!

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We are a unique, Ofsted registered daycare setting providing a learning and play experience for 0-5 year olds.

 

We have two beautiful home-from-home settings in Dunton Green and Shipbourne where our teams provide an excellent care experience for every child.

Our child to adult ratios are favourable and our child care settings are calm, peaceful spaces where each child is nurtured and cared for by their dedicated caregiver. 

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We're proud to be known as 'the nursery without toys!'

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WHAT WE DO

At Tinkers & Tribe we offer a unique early childhood experience where play is based on an approach called the Curiosity Approach.

 

The Curiosity Approach is a modern day delivery model that takes inspiration from the pioneering theorists: Emilia Reggio, Rudolph Steiner, and Maria Montessori combined with the nurturing ideas of Te Whariki (the New Zealand Curriculum) and Emmi Piker.

Tinkers & Tribe aims to empower young children by creating quality care environments that offer active learning, critical thinking and engaging play. Our eco-sustainable culture is supported by our very own forest school; Trees and Tribe. The children are inspired by their love of nature to protect their planet and care for all living things, including themselves.

We are proud to be known as “the nursery without toys!”

 

When we replace purpose built, plastic toys with loose parts, natural objects and authentic materials, we stimulate each child’s imagination and creativity. We aim to reclaim our children’s childhoods and bring back wholesome and inquisitive play filled with awe and wonder. 

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OUR UNIQUE PLAY EXPERIENCE

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At Tinkers & Tribe, the children are in charge of play!

 

We observe the children’s interests closely and we love to hear all about the fun they have at home. Our environment is full of provocations to play. These provocations to play are the resources and objects we deliberately place in the setting. These provocations are based on each individual children’s personal interests and their own cultural capital (what they experience outside of Tinkers & Tribe).

 

The children are drawn to these provocations and take the first step in initiating their own play experience. Their play is further extended and stretched by the wonderful work of each child’s caregiver. A vital part of the caregiver’s role at Tinkers & Tribe is to create exciting play invitations. These invitations to play combine the child’s interests with their next steps, providing each child with stimulating, challenging and purposeful play. 

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“Working together to develop creative, caring and curious thinkers”

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Our vision for our children and their educators is:

 

  • Determined and resilient learners who are persistent and never give up

  • Independent thinkers who enjoy adventures. They are inquisitive individuals who ask questions and have wonderful imaginations

  • Motivated and curious individuals who are engaged in learning opportunities

  • Passionate and enthusiastic about exploring and taking risks

  • Learners who are considerate and caring of their environment

  • Engaged in curious play and open-ended invitations to learning

  • Sociable and caring towards others

MEET THE TRIBE!

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ALEXANDRA STEWART
Owner Director, SENCO and Designated Safeguarding Lead

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CHARLOTTE STEWART
Area Manager - SENCO - Designated Safeguarding Lead

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EMILY NAZER
Manager - BA (Hons) Teaching and Learning & Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

CLICK TO MEET THE WHOLE TINKERS & TRIBE TEAM

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WANT YOUR LITTLE ONE TO BE PART OF THE TRIBE?
WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!