How to inspire children? Start with the teacher…

How can adults connect with a child? As adults, we must first understand ourselves – our desires, wishes and our fears. 

That’s the essence of the Flower Valley Early Childhood Development Teacher’s Retreats. They provide a nurturing space for teachers to grow and better understand themselves.

The ECD team, led by Coordinator Gabbi Cook Jonker, hosted such a retreat in September. It was held at Wortelgat.

Here practitioners from early childhood development centres in the Overstrand (that form part of our ECD Programme) came together, to enter on a journey of self exploration, from nature walks, to art activities and yoga.

The Creative Skills Factory facilitated the retreat – and have compiled a wonderful blog capturing their experiences at the retreat.