Our curriculum is a blend of EYFS, Montessori, Reggio Emilia and Emmi Pikler. We combined the most advanced curriculums and early education approaches to ensure the highest quality of education, to guide our children to reach their utmost potential and evolve within the group according to their own individual pace.
At Babilou, children develop, acquire knowledge and discover life through play. To children, playing is an essential need, as critical as eating and sleeping. It is a pleasure that is necessary for their psychological development and is a great form of expression. Playing is an auto-sufficient activity. It is spontaneous, free and chosen. Playing does not have any particular purpose: each child sees a different outcome to a game. It allows them to create and recreate their representations of life in order to better understand them and to implement their cognitive abilities.
During this developmental and learning process, we aim at accompanying children while fostering their self-esteem and confidence. Our approach is a positive one: we encourage our little ones to persevere, we empower them and care for their wellbeing.
We set up the space in a way which gives children freedom of choice in order to respond to their needs for creativity, experimentation, exploration, imitation, order, repetition and rest. Throughout the day, during routine activities (naps, meals, hygiene) and educational ones, we also observe our little ones to offer them customized solutions which enhance their emotional security, their autonomy and their social skills. Nursery professionals rely on the fact that children have in them immense potential that wait to be unleashed without any direct stimulation.
Enjoyment is also a fundamental part of our ethos. Children must enjoy each and every single day! We stimulate their senses and curiosity with diverse age appropriate toys and games and we positively encourage them to take part in the daily activities of the nursery without any authority nor force. Children are actors of their own discoveries in a caring, safe and non-competitive environment.
As part of our approach, verbalization and proper child-adult communication give children the means to express their needs, feelings and emotions, to understand their environment and become social beings. A combination of English and French is spoken throughout the day.