At Abbey Nursery we follow the Pre Birth to Three framework and Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) to guide our planning and activities and utilise ongoing training to support good practice and interdisciplinary learning.

"The 3-18 curriculum aims to ensure that all children and young people in Scotland develop the attributes, knowledge and skills they will need to flourish in life, learning and work" Scottish Executive

There is more detailed information available about the Curriculum on the Learning & Teaching website ( however we hope the information below gives an outline of how this affects your child during their ante and pre school years at Abbey Nursery.

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Four Capacities - the target for all children in the future -  to be Successful Learners, Confident individuals, Responsible citizens and Effective Contributors.

Eight Curriculum Areas - areas to be covered across the year - Expressive Arts; Languages & Literacy; Health & Wellbeing; Mathematics & numeracy; Religious & moral education; Sciences; Social STudies; Technologies

Seven Principles - to be incorporated within the planning/activities the children take part in  - Challenge & enjoyment; Beadth; Progression; Depth; Personalisation & Choice; Coherence; Relevance.

In essence this 'new' curriculum aims to raise standards; focus on strengthening knowledge & skills; make learning relevant and involve individuals in their own learning.  There is a stronger focus on numeracy and literacy skills and also health and wellbeing which are the responsibility of everyone and are to be reflected across all subject areas.

Staff at Abbey are fully trained and experienced in this curriculum with a strong a strong focus on 'active learning' for this age group. We use responsive themes and topics to support our planning and ensure that by following the children's interests they are motivated to learn.




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