The Nursery Curriculum and Guidelines

The Nursery Curriculum and Guidelines are planned daily and takes into account the needs and interests of every child. We try and build on experineces children may have had at home or outwith the nursery. We hold Open events and Parents/Carers meetings termly where parents/carers can take part in experiences that their child/ren undertake in a day. Every member of staff in all playrooms observe children at free play and group times throughout the year.

Our new paperwork "Success Story Books" are available in every room for parents/carers to view and make comment on. Parents/carers will be encouraged to play an active part in these for promoting your child's developement. Each child's Success Story Book is available in your child's playroom.


In our 3-5 playroom - Superstars Room -

We cater for the all round development of each child in the 8 curricular areas which are -

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Expressive Arts
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Stidies
  • Religious and Moral Education
  • Technologies

We also add into our planning the four capacities -

  • Successful Learners
  • Confident Individuals
  • Effective Contributors
  • Responsible Citizens

We follow the 3 -18 Curriculum for Excellence by The Scottish Government.

We ask you as parents/carers to appreciate all the work your child takes home. In the 3-5 room all staff and children compile together "Learning Story Books". All evidence is gathered and displayed in these books. All activities have the child at the centre.

Please feel free to look and comment on any of our Learning Story books with your child/children.


In our 0-3 playrooms - Twinkling Stars (babies), Shooting Stars and Shining Stars (2-3) -

We follow the Pre-birth to Three Guidelines - Positive Outcomes for Scotland's Children and Families.

We work through 9 Key Features -

  • Play
  • Role of Staff
  • Transition
  • Environments
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Partnership Working
  • Litearcy and Numeracy
  • Observation, Assessment and Planning
  • Attachments

We follow the 4 Key Principles -

  • Rights of the Child
  • Relationships
  • Respect
  • Responsive Care

Through our planning we set up experineces and opportunities including all aspects of GIRFEC (Getting It Right For Every Child). This is done through SHANARRI -

  • S - Safe
  • H - Healthy
  • A - Active
  • N - Nurtured
  • A - Achieved
  • R - Respected
  • R - Responsible
  • I - Included

The 0-3 planning is in floor book formation and depending on the child/children's interests the activity may go on for a few weeks. All other activities the children will take part in will be recorded and evidenced. We try and build on experiences and opportunities that the children may have already experienced at home or beyond.

Again, we ask you as parents/carers to appreciate all the work your child takes home and to make comment on these in your child's Success Story Book or through our planning floor books. In the 0-3's we develop experientail and creatice play, through a variety pof messy and sensory activites, look out for all the exciting pictures!!!