Bruce Nursery
65 Osborne Pl, Aberdeen,
Telephone: 01224 646836

Aims and Objectives

1. To provide a safe, secure, welcoming and happy environment for children from the ages
of 6 weeks to 5 years.

2. To assist all children attending to attain their maximum potential within their personal capabilities.

3. To recognise the value of parents input and encourage them to share in their children’s learning.

4. To provide quality experiences for children aged 0 to 3 years following the guidance contained in the Pre-Birth to Three Document – Positive Outcomes for Scotland's Children and Families.

5. To follow the Curriculum for Excellence for children aged 3 to 5 years in order to provide quality activities and experiences to promote each child’s development and learning in all 8 areas of the curriculum and to apply the GIRFEC (Getting it Right for Every Child) approach to enable each child to become a confident individual, an effective contributor, a successful learner and a responsible citizen.

6. To refer to and follow best practise as indicated by the National Care Standards (Early Education and Childcare up to the age of 16); Child at the Centre 2 and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Codes of Practice.

7.  To recognise and encourage each child's right to be Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Respected, Responsible and Included (the SHINARRI well-being indicators).

8. To continually assess the guidance available from all sources, particularly government departments and work towards best practice in all areas.

9. To treat every child as an individual recognising additional needs, gender, race, nationality and culture.

10. To set boundaries in a way which helps each child to develop a sense of the significance of their own behaviour, both in their own environment and for those around them.

10. To value all staff highly and ensure that every opportunity is given to each staff member to develop their personal skills and to broaden their knowledge and skills in caring for and educating children.