Education

ZPD..The foundation of the Willows Way

ZPD..The foundation of the Willows Way

The zone of proximal development (ZPD) is the difference between what a child can do independently and what they can learn to do with the help of a more knowledgeable individual. It was first proposed by psychologist Lev Vygotsky, who argued that children learn best by working on tasks that are just beyond their current

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All children love to play - they are amazing at it

All children love to play – they are amazing at it

Children learn best through play. That’s why their time at Willows is such an important time for exploration and discovery. Through play, children can learn about cause and effect, practice new skills, and try out different roles. And it’s not just about having fun – research has shown that children who engage in more playful

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Children surprise us often - they make us think!

Children surprise us often – they make us think!

The ability to think critically is a valuable skill that children can develop from a young age. Critical thinking involves the ability to assess a situation and make reasoned, independent judgments. It requires children to go beyond rote learning and develop their own ideas and solutions. This is where the WillowsWay comes into its own,

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It maybe routine, but it makes for amazing experiences

It maybe routine, but it makes for amazing experiences

It is widely accepted that the early years of a child’s life are crucial for their development. During this time, children learn at an astonishing rate, laying the foundation for the rest of their lives. As such, it is essential that they receive a quality education which provides them with the skills and knowledge they

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Quality Teaching needs quality Teachers

Quality Teaching needs quality Teachers.

It is widely accepted that the early years of a child’s life are crucial for their development. During this time, children learn at an astonishing rate, laying the foundation for the rest of their lives. As such, it is essential that they receive a quality education which provides them with the skills and knowledge they

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Quality Conversation

Quality Conversation

Early childhood education is a rapidly evolving field, and new pedagogies are constantly being developed. However, at Willows, we believe that the key to successful early childhood education is communication. By encouraging quality conversation between educators and children, we create an environment where learning can thrive. Our approach is based on the three main forms

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