Pre-Birth to Three

Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families is a document introduced by the Scottish Office, in association with Learning and Teaching Scotland to provide guidance for all those whose work, involves caring for babies and young children. The four key features of Pre-Birth to Three are closely linked:

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

Our nursery staff work very closely with the Pre-Birth to Three documents to provide the quality experiences children under 3 years need: from feeding, cuddles and nappy changing to sensory experiences, outdoor play and music.

Curriculum for Excellence

Staff in the 3-5 playroom use 'A Curriculum for Excellence' when planning and supporting childrens learning and development.

It focuses on the importance of knowledge and skills and will support children in every way possible so that they can fulfil their potential and make the most of their opportunities.

The importance of developing children's literacy and numeracy skills has been clearly recognised as being vital in everyday life and is the responsibility of all those working with our children.

All staff also have a shared responsibility for children's health and wellbeing helping to promote confidence, independent thinking and positive attitudes as this is central to effective learning.

The Curriculum for Excellence recognises that children's learning goes beyond their nursery experiences and promotes close partnership working with family, community and schools.

The aim of our curriculum is to improve our children's achievements and life chances, to nurture successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.

As part of the curriculum, at Green Apple Nursery we provide a variety of extra curricular activities, such as, Jackie from Music with Anne Dante and JD from Enjoy-A-Ball.