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Curriculum for Excellence

A Curriculum for Excellence

The curriculum being used in Scottish Nurseries and Schools is “Curriculum for Excellence 3-18”

There are 4 capacities for children to work towards being

· Successful Learners

· Confident Individuals

· Effective Contributors

· Responsible Citizens


There are 8 curriculum areas with strong emphasis this year being placed upon; Early Literacy, Early Numeracy and Health and Well- Being.

· Expressive arts

· Language and Literacy

· Health and Well- Being

· Mathematics and numeracy

· Religious and moral education

· Science

· Social studies

· Technologies


At the nursery we provide a broad and balanced curriculum. Literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing are embedded in the curriculum. A wide range of activities and opportunities are offered to our children, both within the nursery, in our outdoor play area and on outings. The curriculum plans are based on the children’s interests, seasonal and cultural events and are designed to meet the needs of the individual.                                                                                                                                              

The curriculum offers challenge and flexibility.   We also invite other professionals to the nursery to work with the children, increasing their knowledge and understanding. Parents are invited to come along to some of the events. Staff work together to provide a supportive learning environment for the children. Our recourses are chosen carefully to support the varied age ranges and abilities of the children.