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.
Pupils participate in many interactive and meaningful activities. Our nursery children begin to understand concepts through the use of concrete materials, games, role play and the physical manipulation of objects.
Framing numbers and letters in playful, engaging ways to help each child establish a strong foundation for future literacy and mathematical proficiency - from number games and songs to making up their own stories.
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.