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Hygge in the Early Years

Hygge in the Early Years

What is ‘Hygge?’

“Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a Danish concept that cannot be translated to one single word but encompasses a feeling of cosy contentment and wellbeing by enjoying the simple things in life. It feels unique to everyone. For example, taking the time to appreciate the first cup of coffee on a morning before anyone else gets up or a snowy walk through the woods and feeling the freshness of the cold on your skin.” – Kimberley Smith – Nursery World Nov 2021


We are working to develop our environments to provide our children with well-organised, calm and inviting spaces enhanced with inspiring provocations based on the children’s curiosities and interests.


Our curriculum includes a large element of play-based learning planned around the interests of our children alongside ‘high quality interactions’ from staff.


Our resources are inviting and open ended to stimulate the children’s thinking and to encourage them to use their imaginations to develop their play skills