We encourage children’s motor development to progress naturally and unassisted. For this reason we do not have equipment such as bouncers, highchairs or walkers.
We believe the best place for infants’ physical development is on the floor where they are able to learn to move their bodies as nature intended, rather than being supported or restricted in devices which place them in positions they are not ready for.
Free movement allows children to develop agility, spatial awareness, co-ordination, balance, as well as good judgment about what they can and can’t do, thereby keeping themselves safe from harm.
When families enrol we talk openly with them about our Free Movement practices. For ease of transition our goal is for family’s to practice the same philosophy’s at home as we do at Puddleducks’.