Our Approach

We promote all areas of children’s learning through play and a combination of adult and child initiated activities and experiences.

We encourage children to learn and think for themselves, responding to their individual needs and interests.

At Cosy Cottage Childcare your child will develop social skills, learning important life skills such as table manners, care and respect for others and their environment.

Our routine and activities are all based around children’s interests and individual needs as much as possible. As children grow older we focus on preparing your child for school readiness.

During the day children will have the opportunity to play and interact with children of mixed ages as well as being grouped together in similar age groups to provide activities that are age and stage appropriate.

We have a small team of dedicated professional staff who will respect your child as an individual and create purposeful play opportunities that will enable your child to flourish and develop at their own pace.

To become a Curiosity Approach accredited setting we are working towards limiting our use of plastic toys so your child can explore the world in a natural and authentic way.

We have a variety of ‘loose parts’ outside such as tyres, crates, planks of wood and other materials and objects to allow children to use their imagination and to develop their risk – taking skills.

Cosy Cottage setting

A nature theme flows throughout our indoor and outdoor environments; equipped with natural resources, materials (loose parts) and wooden toys.

The Curiosity Approach

We are currently working towards our Curiosity Approach accreditation. 300x143 - Our ApproachWe are currently working towards our Curiosity Approach accreditation.

“The Curiosity Approach is a modern day approach to Early Childhood. Taking parts from Reggio, Steiner, Te Whāriki with a sprinkle of Montessori. It’s a beautiful recipe book of wonderful ingredients, carefully mixed together with experience, passion and a love of Early Childhood.” https://www.thecuriosityapproach.com/

Here at Cosy Cottage we are thoughtful practitioners, continuously developing our indoor and outdoor learning environments. Our aim is to  create a environment of curiosity, awe and wonder.