We see even the youngest of children as independent individuals who want to get to know themselves, who want to explore by themselves, and to find their place in the world. Because of their need for self-discovery they have a huge interest in different activities, situations and materials. Children need an environment which offers new experiences, experimentation, relaxation, role-model learning and physical exercise. Children are curious, brave, creative and have a thirst for knowledge. They know exactly what they do and don’t want and they have the right to express this. They have lots of talents which we should foster and skills which they want to compare with each other. We teach them to be aware of, and to respect, the differences between each other. Adults have the task of supporting the process of self-discovery through protecting the child from danger, offering themselves as role models and filling the environment with opportunities for children to grow. In addition, adults can be a safe place to return to when children feel mentally over-stretched. We are convinced that every human being develops and grows through the experience they gain from tasks and our goal is to know the level of personal development of every child in Villa Vivendi. Because of this we can encourage your child to reach the ongoing stages of their development. Children are self-confident and we want to make sure it stays that way. We always treat them with respect, give them a lot of attention and listen to their opinions, whilst sharing pride with them in their gained skills.