Kindling Creativity is a blog that profiles how practitioners worldwide are creating a stimulating environment for their learners.
The two bloggers met during their Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Bath Spa University 2013-14. Victoria had just completed her Dance and Learning and Teaching undergraduate degree at Middlesex, whilst Hayley studied English Literature with Cultural Studies at Bath Spa University, both gaining with a 2.2 award classification. They both conducted their placement with us at St. Werburgh’s Park Nursery School.
Their latest blog post is titled Children are Born Explorers and talks about how children learn through exploration.
When I was allocated my placement at St. Werburgh’s Park Nursery School, I couldn’t help feeling apprehensive about completing my training in a nursery setting. I questioned whether the training I would receive would be sufficient and beneficial for teaching in a primary school. However, looking back on my journey and experiences, I now value the importance of early years education. I truly believe that the teaching strategies learnt and taught in nursery schools are some of the best training any teacher can get, and can be transferred to working with children of any age. Upon reflecting on this journey, I wanted to share an illuminating key experience at St. Werburgh’s Park Nursery School that has developed my teaching philosophy.