El Niu is a Project which offers respectful accompaniment to pre-school children (2-6 year-olds). It is a place for active or self-directed learning where the child is nurtured through freedom of movement in a cared for environment. Curiosity is understood as the driving force for learning, with materials and learning proposals that stem from constant observation.
We believe in children and we believe in their capacities.
We trust in children’s self-regulation. We accompany them from a position of respect, (spatial, temporal and undirected) silence, and from being present. We understand the needs of each stage of their development and we provide them with suitable materials and surroundings. We embrace children as whole beings, we nurture their emotions, their bodies and movement, their cognitive processes, their bonds and their spirituality. We bear in mind their part in a family system, accepting it and also offering families accompaniment.