Why Early Education is Great for Child Independence

Early education plays a crucial role in shaping a child’s development, and here at Nido, we are passionate about fostering independence in young learners, with environments that cultivate independence from the earliest age.

We recognise that independence is not just a skill to be taught but a mindset to be nurtured. Our curriculum is designed to encourage children to explore, inquire, and problem-solve independently. Through hands-on activities, open-ended questioning, and opportunities for self-directed learning, children at Nido learn to trust their capabilities and make decisions confidently.

Our rooms are designed to be child-friendly, with easily accessible materials that encourage exploration and creativity. Our educators follow the Reggio Emilia approach, guiding children to discover solutions on their own rather than providing ready-made answers. This empowers children to take ownership of their learning journey and develop a sense of self-reliance.

Through interactions with peers and teachers, children learn valuable skills such as communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution. These skills lay the foundation for successful relationships.

Through providing a supportive environment, encouraging self-directed learning, and fostering social-emotional skills, Nido equips children with the confidence and abilities they need to thrive both inside and outside the classroom.

To find out more about Nido or to find an early school near you, please see our early schools.