What is Hygge

‘Hygge’ is about an atmosphere and an experience, rather than about things. It is about the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe, that we are shielded from the world and allow ourselves to let our guard down'

 

Meik Wiking From the Happiness Research Institute Copenhagen 

At the ‘Hugi Hub’ we draw inspiration from the ‘Hygge’ lifestyle 

approach from Denmark.  ‘Hygge ‘ is all about Atmosphere, Environment,  Cosiness,  Love, Friends, Happiness and Curious Exploration. 

Reggio Emilio originating from Italy, is an educational philosophy that we have taken inspiration from for the ‘Hugi Hub’ environment,  it provides opportunities for children to explore different ways of thinking, constructing. negotiating, problem solving and developing and expressing thought and feelings.  How engaged and deep in play a baby/child is, will deepen their learning so capturing their attention is our main goal.  

Hygge Principles

Why Hygge?

I planned to create a place where I would love to be, to work, to share, to enjoy, to inspire, to develop and ultimately that could be changed to meet the very individual needs of the children, young people and educators.  

 

A place that I could share my knowledge, experience, and make a difference.  An opportunity!  to develop what I believe ALL children and families deserve, small it may be but if it makes a difference to one child and their feeling of belonging, achieving for them, happiness and opportunity to thrive, and for all steps however tiny to be celebrated. 

 

 A place where I could provide a service that just isn’t there!

 

An environment for curiosity, wonder and excitement! Open ended learning and exploring opportunities. A place to spark ‘in the moment’ thinking, appreciating and sharing.

Quality interactions and communication between adults and children in the preferred communication style.  

 

A place where parents are encouraged to observe their children, watch them take the lead, then follow and guide with the ‘I wonder’ questioning. 

 

No cafe space, no separate adult space a joint attention shared space.

For children to experience and explore different ways of thinking, constructing, negotiating, problem solving, engineering, creating and developing and experiencing thoughts and feelings.