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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Bronte Nursery - Intelligent Daycare

We're looking into social care, health care, education and daycare of children with new eyes. New solutions are needed in Finland and globally to handle both cost and quality of care. In addition to what is said below, we think that technology, architecture, and new communication methods can be applied to handle the rising cost burden and challenge.

Bronte Nursery - Intelligent Daycare: "Bronte Nursery is founded not upon systems, business plans or marketing but upon a concept we call 'Intelligent Daycare'.

'Intelligent Daycare' means observing and responding to children with intelligence, kindness, insight and affection.

Irja commented: They focus on the emotional. There isn't much mention about how to combine technology, architecture, and communication tools the way we've been talking about.

To give an example, very young children have clear needs and strong emotions but they are unable to express them in a way that can be understood. This must be very frustrating – and it is the frustration that makes itself heard, not the need.

To try and soothe frustration without seeing to the need can simply lead to more frustration. Recognising the need and understanding how best to deal with it requires intelligence and care.

Our staff will observe your child's needs – whether these be play, sleep, food, drink, soothing, a clean nappy or a cuddle – and respond sensitively and kindly.

Like adults, children do not want to be stimulated all the time. Sometimes they want to gaze into space, play with their toes, go off into their own world or drift gently into sleep. This is good for their sense of calm, their imagination and their feeling of security.

Helge: A very good observation!

At other times, children feel lively and bright – and then is the time to offer them opportunities for exploration and interaction.

People develop more quickly in their first four years than at any other time in their life.

At any stage, it takes intelligence to respond to the child's mood and character sensitively, lovingly, and appropriately."

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