Redearth Model Nursery

A model of good Early Years practice in western Uganda

Delivering child-centred, play based teaching and learning

The Model Nursery is run by a Ugandan staff team that has been receiving ongoing training and are now providing consistently high quality teaching and a good environment for learning.

There is much interest in the Redearth Nursery, nationally and internationally, and many visitors have come to observe its learner-centred approach. 

Redearth delivers its programme for the training of nursery practitioners, using the Redearth Nursery as a practical model where good practice is observed, and the adjoining Redearth Training Centre is used for training sessions.

Learning at the Redearth Nursery

In 2015, at the top of the hill in Masindi Town, the Redearth Model Nursery opened its doors to its first pupils. Today, there are 75 children (aged 3 to 6) currently receiving high quality pre-primary education.

The Ugandan pre-primary curriculum is delivered by highly-trained Ugandan nursery teachers. The teaching methodology is child-centred and activity-based, where children learn by doing, through play and interaction with their environment. This engaging way of teaching enables young children to develop emotionally, socially and intellectually, while gaining a fundamental understanding of letter sounds, words and number.

Training at the Redearth Nursery

The Redearth Nursery was established to provide a model which can be used to deliver professional development opportunities to pre-primary teachers.

Redearth-supported teachers from other schools are able to learn, by first hand observation, of good practice and strategies which they can then implement in their own classrooms. During their training, to enhance their lessons, teachers learn how to make learning aids from free, locally-found recycled materials.