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08Oct

Which Early Years approach is best when looking for Nursery agency jobs in Bristol?

Many new candidates contact Class Recruit often to discuss Early Years nurseries and Early Years learning settings when looking for nursery agency jobs in Bristol.

Not all settings follow the traditional approach and all settings are different.

There are a number of different approaches in childcare utilised by the nurseries and Early Years learning settings across Bristol, and one isn't necessarily better than any other approach.

When it comes to looking for Nursery Agency jobs in Bristol, it can sometimes be more about the nursery itself and the ethos adopted by the management.

As a leading Early Years Recruitment Agency serving nurseries across Bristol, Bath, Somerset and Wiltshire we've placed hundreds of fantastic candidates into various childcare settings over the years.

The main approaches to childcare in South West nurseries are as follows:

Reggio Emilia

The Reggio Emilia approach focuses on the child as being strong, capable, full of wonder and a sponge for knowledge.

Within a Reggio Emilia nursery, candidates will find the environment is used as 'the third teacher' which is usually reflected in the nursery's layout and design to emphasise space and light.

Reggio and Emilia policies in childcare approaches are centred upon the belief that children are capable of constructing their own learning.

Many Reggio Emilia Early Years settings give children the freedom to learn at their own pace, with focused learning activities being planned and left for children to carry out in their own time.

Montessori

Montessori is an education method based on self-directed activities, hands-on learning and collaborative play for children in nurseries.

Montessori nurseries are usually peaceful happy settings designed to meet the developmental needs of children at all stages of their learning.

Bright, attractive colours are used, with natural materials, cultural objects and unusual pictures on the nursery walls to give children different sensory experiences.

Outdoor environments are especially important in Montessori nurseries, and children are often left at their own will to carry out their own activities.

A guiding principle is that the environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct their own experiences.

Traditional Nursery

In a more traditional nursery, there is usually more routine than other Early Years settings, with adult-planned activities relating to the EYFS.

Some traditional nurseries may keep age-based groups within their rooms.

For example, some traditional nurseries now have set rooms for children in pre-school to go on computers to get them ready for school.

High Scope

High Scope is an Early Years setting approach that has been developed over 40 years and builds on children’s strengths, interests and abilities.

The central belief within High Scope is that children construct their own learning by doing and being involved in working with materials, people and ideas.

Daily routine gives a secure base from which children in a High Scope nursery can explore and experience their world.

Forest School

Forest School is an educational approach to playing and learning outdoors.

Each Forest School session is planned for, and takes into account what the children were interested in during the previous session. It supports children to respect each other, themselves, the natural world and their local community.

At a Forest School, children will be taken to a woodland area to explore and use the natural materials around them. Forest School is used in any setting.

The approach is led by the belief that playing in a natural environment has been shown to improve children's concentration, social and mental development as well as their physical and mental health.

To find out about our candidates' journey with our team of Early Years recruitment specialists, please visit here.

If you're considering a temporary job in nursery work, please see our latest vacancies for candidates here.

Those who have relevant industry experience and qualifications, and who are looking for permanent nursery jobs in Bristol, Bath, Somerset or Wiltshire, please visit here.

We are always available to have an informal chat with new or experienced nursery job candidates, and can be reached on 0117 930 4000 or by visiting here.

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