Our Philosophy

Our approach to childcare and education is a little bit different at Little Bugs Childcare. We support a child’s natural curiosity by providing them with a wide range of different experiences and lots of positive interaction with well trained and professional staff. We do this through encouraging the child’s own ideas, which create long term projects lasting for a few weeks or a few months.

We believe all children have the right to be understood as individuals and to the given their own time to develop as creative and competent learners, by providing them with inspiring spaces both indoors and out.
A poem that we feel sums up how we approach childcare at Little Bugs Childcare is:

No way. The hundred is there
The child is made of one hundred.
The child had a hundred languages, a hundred hands
a hundred thoughts, a hundred ways of thinking, of playing, of speaking
A hundred, always a hundred ways of listening, of marvelling, of loving, a
Hundred joys for singing and understanding
a hundred worlds to discover a hundred worlds to invent, a hundred worlds to dream.
The child has a hundred languages (and a hundred hundred hundred more)
but they steal ninety-nine.
The school and the culture separate the head from the body.
They tell the child: to think without hands
to do without head, to listen and not speak
to understand

 

without joy, to love and to marvel
only at Easter and Christmas.
They tell the child: that work and play are reality and fantasy
science and imagination sky and earth reason and dream
are things that do not belong together and thus they tell the child
that the hundred is not there.
The child says: No way the hundred is there.
Loris Malaguzzi
Reggio Emilia