At Little Wild Tribe, our moral purpose is simple: to place children’s learning, happiness and holistic wellbeing at the centre of all that we do, and to judge our processes, performances and people against that standard. Our ambition is to make a positive difference to the lives and opportunities of ALL children regardless of their socio-economic, ethnic, religious or cultural background or any barriers they may face.
We know that the first five years of life are most important; childhood development specialists have produced decades of research to show that the environment of a child’s earliest years can have effects that last a lifetime. It is therefore our mission to:
- provide opportunities to promote, improve and increase the physical activity and wellbeing of young children in order to nurture their minds and bodies by offering frequent and regular outdoor play opportunities, throughout the year, in almost all weathers;
- enthuse and engage young children, their families and the wider community into adopting a healthy, nutritious and active lifestyle;
- provide pedagogically sound, evidenced based and developmentally appropriate education for all ages to engender a lifelong love of learning;
- raise the profile, awareness and passion of key environmental and conservation issues.
Central to these values is our commitment to ensure that children not only get the best educational start in life, but are given the opportunity to enjoy good health and wellbeing habits that will take them into adulthood. At Little Wild Tribe, we aim to provide an environment in which children are encouraged to enjoy blissful outdoor free time, to explore with their hands and feet, to go on adventures together and connect to nature.
We recognise the impact of physical activity and nutrition upon physical and mental health and the development of the brain. These core values are underpinned by a strong research basis in which we aspire to offering world class excellence, using evidence informed strategies and modelling approaches used by Scandinavian countries like Finland who are regularly topping the OECD PISA charts. Our ethos is based on the principle that a child deserves quality education from the start! We know from research that the quality of childcare has a direct impact on a child’s ability to learn, to build healthy relationships and to become the best they can be.