Regio Emilia Approach

At Leeds Early Years Association we are committed to offering your child the best education and therefore practitioners ensure that we keep abreast of current thinking in Early Years. Headingley Preschool adopted the Reggio Emilia Approach to learning in 2016. Meanwood Valley Preschool was designed and built to offer the Reggio Emilia experience, opening its doors in 2019.

Reggio Emilia is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education, which values the child as a strong, capable and resilient learner, rich with wonder, motivation and knowledge. The approach understands that every child brings with them a deep curiosity and potential. It is this innate curiosity that drives the children’s interests and gives them the ability to understand their world and their place within it. We support children to extend and inspire their own learning experiences by working collaboratively with caring and supportive adults who understand how to develop their skills and understanding.

At both Headingley and Meanwood Valley we understand that there is no ‘one size fits all’ education and we pride ourselves in empowering all our children to be individuals. Our experienced and qualified practitioners are able to tailor the children’s program of education to their personal learning styles. This method of teaching ensures that the children make excellent progress during their time with us. We are proud to offer an education that celebrates children’s diversity and individualism.


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