Learning & Curriculum

The Baby Room

It is important that this environment is warm, homely yet full of tactile sensory and developmentally appropriate experiences.  The day will consist of a familiar routine incorporating activities, which are appropriate for their level of development.  

Much of a baby’s day is spent on routine tasks - feeding, nappy changing and sleeping.  Staff are aware of the opportunities for games, talking, singing, stories, finger plays and rhymes as well as plentiful loving care and attention.  The babies will also enjoy the treasure baskets containing many natural objects and materials for them to explore. 

The Baby/Tweenie Room

Learning that occurs in children in their second year of life lays the foundation for further learning in the social, emotional, language, cognitive and physical development areas.  The Tweenies will benefit from activities such as painting, sand, songs, stories and outdoor play. 

The Toddler Room

We recognise that children at this age continue to have very individual needs and we will cater for these as much as possible.  Toddlers are active, inquisitive and learn much through play.  The Toddler’s routine provides a gentle introduction into ‘nursery life’ with ample opportunities to explore, create and experiment with a variety of equipment and resources.


Activities offered to stimulate the senses, develop physical and mental skills with an emphasis of personal and social development will include:


          Painting                    Music                        Play dough                    Drawing


          Stories                      Puppets                   Puzzles                          Sand


          Construction             Outdoors                 Gluing                             Water


The Ante/Pre-School Room

The staff will provide interesting and challenging activities in order to maintain children’s interest and enthusiasm for learning. 

The curriculum will be based upon the Curriculum for Excellence and will encompass key aspects of learning such as:

Literacy and English

Numeracy and Mathematics

Health and Wellbeing

Expressive Arts


An emphasis is placed on learning rather than teaching.  The Nursery staff are facilitators of learning – providing materials, experiences and opportunities that challenge and interest children.  They are committed to assisting children to develop the necessary skills for a smooth transition into formal education.  Development of respect for others, co-operation, independence, a love of learning, self-confidence and pride are all skills and attitudes which are promoted in readiness for school.

Pre-school activities include:


          Painting                 Collage                  Clay                         Play dough


          Baking                   Drawing                 Computer               Role play


          Gardening             Sand                       Water                     Construction


          Climbing                Balancing              Stories                    Music/Movement