Put to the vote: German nursery where children make the decisions

15 Aug 2017

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Posted By: SG   |   Source: The Guardian   |   URL: http://bit.ly/2wOCTNV

 

A nursery in Germany – the Dolli Einstein Haus – is unlike any other. It has been certified as the country’s first ‘democratic nursery, and is “is run on a mission to test how far decision-making processes can be devolved to the under-sixes, by giving children a vote on anything from breakfast menus to nappy changing”.

Nursery head, Ute Rodenwald, says that the aim of the project lies “less in empowering children than equipping them with the skills to cope with with a rapidly changing modern world”.

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