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How we promote learning

We promote learning by ensuring that activities and resources are appropriate in terms of children’s interests, stage of development, ability and experiences.  Learning is enhanced by the sensitive intervention of professionally qualified skilled staff.

What we do

The nursery day is organised to allow children choice in selecting and planning their own activities. There will be periods of self-selected learning and adult supported learning. The children will have opportunities to take part in planned activities, snack time, and story time every day.  Outlined below are some of the ways in which we aim to develop the children’s skills and knowledge.

Purposes and aims: Improving learning

The purpose of Curriculum for Excellence is to ensure that all the children and young people of Scotland develop the attributes, knowledge and skills they will need if they are to flourish in life, learning and work, now and in the future.  These are summed up in the detailed wording of the four capacities.

The changes brought about by Curriculum for Excellence should lead to improved quality of learning and teaching and increased attainment and achievement for all children and young people in Scotland, including those who need additional support in their learning.

Four capacities

The aims of Curriculum for Excellence are that every child and young person should know they are valued and will be supported to become a successful learner, an effective contributor, a confident individual and a responsible citizen.