Learning and Development
Learning is at the heart of what we do at Waterfront Nursery.
Our whole approach focuses on creating a fun yet educational environment for children to be in.
We recognise that parents are a child’s first educators and we aim to build on the learning that each child brings to the nursery. Staff observe each child’s strengths, developmental needs and interests and uses them to plan appropriate learning experiences for each child.
The “Pre-Birth to Three” framework is used with younger children to build their knowledge and start their learning journey. Older children are taught in alignment with “The Curriculum for Excellence”.
Individual learning plans are created for each child and observations are used to build up a profile of each child’s growth and development during their time at nursery. This is presented to you at the end of the nursery year along with a summative report (summarising your child's current learning development), or in the case of children going to school, a transition record that will also be passed on to their primary 1 teacher.
Our nursery follows a number ‘golden rules’ to promote positive behaviour:
- We are kind and gentle to one another
- We are helpful
- We use our quiet voices
- We take care of things
- We listen to other people
- We share and take turns
Children are respected and valued at all times and parents will always be notified if their child is experiencing difficulties.
Children with Additional Needs: We can also provide places for children with additional needs. An additional support need comes from anything which is a barrier to learning.
The education authority has many legal duties towards children with additional support needs. Information about this is contained in a booklet called In On The Act: Information For The General Public which is published on the education authority website at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/inontheact - or contact the additional support for learning team on 0131 469 3444.