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Our Aims

  1. Provide a stimulating, challenging, safe and secure environment enriched with equipment to promote and provide quality learning opportunities both indoors and outside.

  2. To work in partnership with parents/carers and be proactive in collaborative working with outside agencies and other professionals. Be respectful of parents/carers views, cultures and religion and encourage engagement in their children’s learning.

  3. Portree Nursery endeavours to provide high quality learning through employing staff who have the appropriate skills and qualities, with qualifications meeting Scottish Social Services Council requirements. We aim to provide training opportunities to keep staff up to date with relevant knowledge, skills and legislation. Staff will also meet Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme requirements along with appraisals and supervision meetings.

  4. Promote the health and wellbeing for all children following the Getting It Right For Every Child through Shanarri (Safe Healthy Achieving Nurtured Active Respected Responsible) Included legislation, treating all children with equality, fairness and as individuals. Providing an inclusive setting through implementing legislation, policies, and procedures.

  5. Through observation, assessment and planning using both Curriculum of Excellence and Pre-birth to three, we will provide the children with opportunities to develop their learning. The keyworker system is implemented enabling identification of individual learning needs and enabling children to have ownership of their learning.

  6. Maintain Quality Assurance through self-evaluation by underpinning “How good is our early learning and childcare?” and “Building the ambition” documentation to evaluate our provision ensuring high quality care and learning for children.

Our aim is to provide high quality childcare and to promote a relaxed, warm and friendly atmosphere. To encourage all the children, regardless of age, to play, learn and communicate together.

We make sure that all children in the Nursery play together as much as possible.

Day to day activities will be carefully chosen to assist the children in the growth of many skills, including small muscle development, hand-eye co-ordination, sensory discrimination, concentration, how to solve problems and to make decisions.

All children attending the Nursery and Preschool have a Learning Journey which tracks their progress and development in different areas with crafts, photos and observations for evidence.

Finally, we want to promote the idea that LEARNING IS FUN!