In the context of the Curriculum for Excellence, our Nursery curriculum focuses on active learning to provide experiences that promote individual development and learning in emotional, personal and social skills, science and discovery, physical play, manipulative skills, domestic and imaginative play, language and numeric experiences, drama and creative activities along with cultural and religious traditions.
A fun and stimulating environment
The experiences children have during these early years exert a powerful influence on their long-term development and future learning. In that context, the Curriculum for Excellence has been fully implemented in the Nursery to help our children develop skills as Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Effective Contributors and Responsible Citizens. The Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) approach aims to have an individual child-centered approach which targets the specific needs that a child has.
Additionally, there are eight curriculum areas with a strong emphasis placed upon Early Literacy, Early Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing. The curricular areas are:
- expressive arts
- language and literacy
- health and wellbeing
- mathematics and numeracy
- religious and moral education
- science and technologies
- social subjects
- information and communication technology
Every child at Belmont House School Nursery is made to feel welcome, valued as an individual and encouraged to experience all aspects of the curriculum. To develop independence and confidence, achievements are celebrated.
The Nursery has a total of 24 places available in the ante-pre-school (age 3)
and pre-school (age 4) years and children are welcome to join any time after their third birthday. The Nursery has partnership status with East Renfrewshire Council.
The Breakfast and After-School Clubs provide a service during term time from 8am-6pm every day during term time, giving children further opportunities to explore everything from imaginative play and music to art and science.