We know that the early years of a child’s life are crucial to their development and our practitioners work to ensure that every child gets the best possible start in their education at our nursery.
Curriculum for Excellence
At Celtic Cross Nursery we promote play-based education and adhere to national guidance from the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). The CfE is split into 4 Capacities which are:
- Successful Learners
- Confident Individuals
- Effective Contributors
- Responsible Citizens
Additionally, the CfE highlights 3 Core Areas for Learning:
- Health & Wellbeing
Learning Experiences planned by our staff integrate the CfE Capacities and Core Areas for Learning, enabling all children to maximise their potential. We are supported in this through partnership working with our local council.
Additionally, we take guidance from the following resources:
- Pre Birth to Three
- Getting It Right for Every Child
- Building the Ambition
- How Good is our Early Learning and Childcare
Responsive planning is key to the learning opportunities and experiences we offer children at Celtic Cross Nursery. Our nursery staff facilitate learning activities based on topics chosen by the children in our care. Children are encouraged to share their interests through mind maps and group discussions.
We believe there's nothing we teach indoors that can't be taught outdoors, and make use of our fantastic outdoor space to support learning through play.