Tanglin Trust School Nursery is the First Nursery in Asia to achieve Curiosity Approach Accreditation

SINGAPORE, Sept. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tanglin Trust School Nursery is delighted to announce that they have achieved the Curiosity Approach® Accredited StatusThey are incredibly honoured to be the first school in Asia to receive this award.


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Tanglin Trust School is the first Nursery in Asia to achieve Curiosity


Tanglin Trust School is the first Nursery in Asia to achieve Curiosity

The Curiosity Approach is a modern-day approach to Early Years taking parts from Reggio, Steiner, Te Whariki and Montessori. The Curiosity Approach creates joyful, purposeful and enabling educational play spaces for children.



‘Natural resources’, recycled materials and authentic materials are used in practical and aesthetically pleasing ways.


‘Natural resources’, recycled materials and authentic materials are used in practical and aesthetically pleasing ways.

Using a toolkit consisting of six modules, the Approach supports an increased use of 'natural materials', recycled materials and 'authentic resources' into the learning environment, in a practical and aesthetically pleasing way. The use of colour, lighting and furniture is carefully considered, and classrooms are organised to provide children with greater independence and access to resources.



The innate skills of children are developed.


The innate skills of children are developed.

The teachers are at the forefront of educational best practice and the Curiosity Approach provided the Nursery with an opportunity to create an even more innovative approach to learning, building upon the expertise of its team and current practice.



Outdoor areas are a magical hive of activity where children can eagerly explore.


Outdoor areas are a magical hive of activity where children can eagerly explore.

Having embarked on this 18-month journey, the Nursery have created a culture of curiosity that is deeply embedded within its setting. The Nursery has transformed into an even calmer and more tranquil learning environment with cosy, comfortable play spaces for its youngest learners. The Nursery team's rigorous planning and reflection creates a carefully inspired learning environment where young, inquisitive minds are nurtured, imagination is captured, and the innate skills of children: curiosity, awe and wonder, are developed.


On the impact of the Approach on the Nursery children, Paula Craigie, Head of Infant School said: "Children's level of independence to access and choose resources has increased and they are more aware of safety and respect when using real objects including ceramic tea sets and captivating artefacts. Their inquisitive minds and imagination are captured, and deep level thinking and communication and social skills developed. Each day, our classrooms and outdoor areas are a magical hive of activity where children can eagerly explore."


Victoria Thomas, Head of Nursery said: "The children's higher level of engagement and greater ownership of learning really does provide a solid foundation as they embark on their learning journey at Tanglin."


Whole School Open Morning, Thursday, 10 October, 9.00-11.30am. Register here: https://www.tts.edu.sg/admissions/visit-tanglin


Tanglin Trust School


Established in 1925, Tanglin Trust School is the oldest British international school in South East Asia. Tanglin provides the English National Curriculum with an international perspective to 2,800 children from 3 to 18 years in Singapore. As a not-for-profit school, tuition fees are devoted to the provision of an outstanding education.


As the only school in Singapore to offer A Levels and the IB Diploma in Sixth Form, all of Tanglin's Sixth Formers study a programme that is tailored to them. Tanglin has an excellent academic reputation. Students' examination results consistently surpass Singapore and global averages, with around 95% of graduates typically receiving their first or second choice university, which are amongst the best in the world.


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