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Play-based Learning 

Lilac Sea Nursery School believes that children learn best in a safe and nurturing environment where the development of the young child is supported through play. 

As a nature and play-based school for children from two to five years old, Lilac Sea takes inspiration from Waldorf Education, Forest Kindergartens, and the latest academic research which recognizes that play is essential for healthy development in early childhood. As sensory beings, children learn best in an environment that nourishes the senses.

The sights, sounds, smells, and sensations of nature in particular, are beneficial for heightened physical, emotional, and creative development. Nature gives children the freedom and movement they need to take reasonable risks and challenge themselves, instilling crucial life skills as a result.

Children at Lilac Sea enjoy large amounts of uninterrupted free play in a unique outdoor setting that supports exploration, gross motor movements, and self-assurance.

Lilac Sea's focus on relationship-based care enables children to confidently explore their surroundings. By knowing each child on an individual level, a strong foundation of trust is built. Assistance and nurturing is provided while at the same time, the caregiver gives each child space to meet and overcome challenges. 

The daily rhythm and planning of curriculum is created with regard for the child's need for movement, rest, self-directed play, group experiences, and sensory exploration. 

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