Fraser Brown’s theory stems firstly from an understanding of the world the children are growing up in. Children tend to live in environments that show little flexibility, living in a city, the home environment(the rooms within the house), the classroom. Children also tend to have very structured lives, specific meal times, the structure of the school day/lessons, the set times of clubs etc. However, Fraser Brown’s theory believes that children learn best in environments with flexibility.
The flexible environment can change, has movable parts and allows children to play/learn independently. The children left to play independently, will develop resilience, confidence, independence and creativity. With the flexible environment it is also important to adapt the learning when the unusual happens e.g. a rare animal is seen, it snows over night, a client expresses a particular interest that engages the whole group.