Early Years

Early Years

"In our culture it is axiomatic that children learn through play. Our images of early childhood and the material culture of infant life are structured around a notion of playing to learn about the world. That young children create, imagine and speculate on fantastical solutions is something that all stakeholders in early years practice, from parents, to nursery teachers, health professionals and the Government agree upon. Current research and best practice in early years settings convincingly demonstrates the importance of creative problem solving, collaboration, imagination and social communication as the foundation for learning. The child that practices creative play becomes the socially competent child: a child that can learn and thrive."

'Nurturing Creativity in Young People' Section 2, p 27, Paul Roberts

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© NSW Department of Education and Training 2017

© NSW Department of Education and Training 2017