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There seems to be a big migrating change away from the more traditional nurseries with bright coloured toys and paintings strung from the wall to a more neutral and uncluttered play space which offers more loose parts play (cardboard tubes, boxes and buttons) Whilst montessori is well known it seems theres a leaning towards Nicholson and Reggio Emilio nurseries.
What type of nursery do you use?
DS is in the second type. It's due to convenience, not choice. Lots of wooden toys, a huge tray of conkers and other natural materials to play with.
He started out at a "traditional" nursery when I went back to work initially, then moved to his current one when I moved jobs and will move back to a "traditional" nursery next summer (but I didn't want to disrupt him too much, since he's just moved groups in his current nursery). He does like it there but I'm not keen on the "we are so wonderfully alternative"-vibe. I'm not fussed about organic and sugar-free produce (lots of it is lacking in flavour, which he isn't used to from home) and plastic- and screen-free environments. I just want him to have fun playing with his little friends. It's also very expensive
- £700/month compared to the £120/month his new one will cost.
Personally I would prefer my child to have a stimulating creative environment to exist in, but I like a lot of color myself so I suppose that colors my impression. I wanted a forest nursery for my Ds but sadly it was full.
DS goes to a Reggio Emilia inspired nursery, lots of wood and natural materials to play with.
The nursery on the right is too bright for me, I can't imagine it being very relaxing at nap time/quiet time.
The sugar-free/grown at nursery food was a big selling point for me as DS does 3/4 long days there so its most of his weektime meals. His old nursery he only did 2 mornings so I wasn't as fussed that they had petit filious for pudding etc.