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Nannies did you know international theorist have had influence on early years..

In the T- Level Education and childcare I am teaching, we have been looking at how international theorist have influenced Early years learning in the UK.

New Zealand has had some influence on early years learning in the UK, primarily through its approach to early childhood education known as Te Whāriki.


Te Whāriki, the New Zealand early childhood curriculum, emphasises a holistic approach to education, focusing on the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional, and cognitive aspects. It promotes a play-based learning environment that encourages exploration, creativity, and critical thinking. Teachers in New Zealand are seen as facilitators of learning, supporting children's interests, and providing a nurturing environment for their development.  In our nanny training programme, we look at EYFS and how this helps a nanny develop a programme with the children to help all aspects of their development needs.  If you watch the video, you may see similarities to how our EYFS works with the Te Whāriki thoughts and principals.


The influence of Te Whāriki on early years learning in the UK has been noted in some educational circles, particularly in discussions about child-centred approaches, play-based learning, and the importance of a broad curriculum that addresses various aspects of a child's development.


Educators and policymakers in the UK have shown interest in the principles of Te Whāriki, recognising the value of a child-centred approach and the significance of play in early childhood education. This interest has led to discussions and adaptations in certain early years settings in the UK, incorporating elements of Te Whāriki into their practices.


For more information on this please visit the video regarding how this came about.


Hope you enjoy using some aspects in your learning with your charges.



Margaret (NNEB @DET qualified)

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