Free flow

The free flow approach at Atelier Nursery is unique in both Bath and Chippenham. This approach works on the recognition that children, just like adults, learn best when they are able to explore their interests fully and follow their own agendas through play for any given length of time.

“Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.” Friedrich Froebel

At Atelier Nursery we recognise play as the language of childhood.  It is how children gain and embed new skills, develop their understanding and demonstrate their competencies.

Play is how children learn.   At Atelier Nursery we recognise that what children learn is important, but how children learn is even more important. Through play we support children to build their confidence and independence, we empower children to choose, reason, reflect, imagine and empathise.

Into this free flow environment, our skilled team carefully weave subtly planned, adult led, focused activities, called ‘provocations’, which are designed to provoke new learning. These activities give the children the balance of self selected play and adult supported play to ensure successful learning and development.