Which aspects are different to your nurseries/schools in Czech Republic?
The attitude of the teachers is much more relaxed here and the kids seem to be way more happy and enjoying their life. However, in our nurseries, everything is in order, everything is spotless and clean, and it would be impossible to see a child rolling in mud or getting wet in the garden. The parents would complain and the teachers would get into trouble. Also, I like the fact that here no one forces the kids to do anything, they go outside only if they feel like it and they can take any toy to play with at any time during the day. In our country, the daily programme is clearly organised and structured, the kids should do what they are told and they don't have much choice. I love that you actually teach the kids to be responsible and independent, making their own choices and decisions.
Which aspects were similar?
We use similar toys and have similar facilities in our nurseries.
What will you take away from your visit?
I will remember that it is much more important to see the kids happy and making their own decisions - no matter if they are dirty, with just one shoe, and there is mud on the floor... as long as they are happy and healthy, enjoying their childhood years, that is the only thing that matters.
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