20 years ago we created the Five Highland Fling Freedoms and they still form the heart of our childcare philosophy today.
At Highland Fling we recognise that all children learn and develop in different ways. We have specialists from various teaching philosophies employed to ensure all children get the rich, varied learning environment the deserve.
Some children like to learn through physical activity while others prefer to be creative, some flourish outside while others prefer being indoors, some focus better as part of a group while others need peace and quiet. Our unique team of staff, environment and curriculum ensures everyone gets the opportunity to find their preferred way of development.
Primary Teaching Practitioners
Physical Education & Outdoor Practitioners
Dance, Drama & Art Practitioners
THE HIGHLAND FLING 5 FREEDOMS
FREEDOM TO DEVELOP
Focusing on self-improvement leads to a more productive learning environment
Children will naturally develop at different paces in all manner of fields, therefore we tailor Highland Fling to the individual as opposed to a “one-size fits-all” approach.
Learning through play is a concept woven into most of our daily activities, designed in such a way to allow each and every child to gain confidence in their own abilities.
FREEDOM IN OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
We strive to make each adventure jam-packed full of fun
Children are at the very beginning of their own voyage of discovery, and it is Highland Fling's privilege to be able to join them on their first expeditions to exciting new places.
Our staff specialise in all sorts of outdoor activities, including Forest Schools, outdoor arts, health and well-being, sports, scout leadership, and even wild cooking and foraging!
FREEDOM OF CHOICE
Choice shows us which hobbies bring children the most joy
This happens during our daily “choosing times”, where each child can pick an activity from a wealth of things on offer, such as arts & crafts, music, sports or dancing.
We encourage children to try out each available activity before forming an opinion about them. Sometimes they are surprised at what they end up enjoying the most!
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Learning to express oneself respectfully is a valuable life skill
Our team observes verbal communication, body language and general demeanour when it comes to helping children interact with others in a constructive way.
FREEDOM IN SOCIETY
Overcoming the social barriers imposed by age allows children to gain a new found respect for others
Whilst children are grouped by age for key worker times, many of our activities are designed to let younger and older kids collaborate together as a team.
We often collaborate with the local community—whether it's visiting homes for the elderly, raising money for charitable causes or assisting park rangers—so that the children get to experience what it feels like to become a valued member of a society outside of Highland Fling.