All children at Monkey Puzzle Glasgow Central are encouraged to learn through play. Our Curriculum covers all the key features of the Pre Birth to Three, Curriculum for Excellence and is designed to meet the needs of each individual child.
Staff will work closely with parents to ensure their child’s daily routine is followed within the nursery and a detailed daily feedback is given to all parents.
Pre-Birth to Three
This national guidance, Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families, replaces Birth to Three: supporting our youngest children. It is built on research and seeks to promote evidence-based approaches.
Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families recognises the importance of pregnancy and the first years of life in influencing children’s development and future outcomes. Staff working with babies and families understand that learning takes place initially within the womb. They also appreciate that babies arrive into the world with their individual personalities, ready to adapt to, and be influenced by their environment.This national guidance sets the context for high quality care and education and seeks to identify key features that support and promote evidence-based approaches.
Throughout this guidance, the following terms are used:
- Parents to be include in all main aspect for their child’s care
- Staff to include those working with children and families in early years settings
- Adults to include parents and all those working with (or on behalf of) children
The Rights of the Child, Relationships, Responsive Care and Respect are the four key principles which form the basis of this guidance. All staff working with babies and young children should be aware that these key principles are interrelated and interdependent. Monkey Puzzle Glasgow Central understand the importance of working closely with parents to ensure every child’s individual needs and wants are met. The staff will take their lead for you the primary carer and work closely with you to ensure your child is settled and thriving in all aspects of their development. Strong communication and staff dedication will ensure both you and your child enjoy being part of the Monkey Puzzle family. The children will experience a wide range of sensory play on a daily basis.
Curriculum for Excellence for children age 3 – 18 years
Monkey Puzzle Glasgow Central we use the GIRFEC approach throughout the service. We are committed to ensuring that every child & young people are safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included. Here at Monkey Puzzle Glasgow Central we ensure the CfE is embedded in the day to day life of the service. Staff and children work in collaboration to celebrate each other’s strengths, achievements and talents. Staff and children are actively encourage to share and display their achievements. The curriculum aims to ensure that all children and young people in Scotland develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they will need if they are to flourish in life, learning & work, now and in the future.
The staff and children will explore and experience a vast and wide range of curriculum activities which will incorporate all eight curriculum areas and work to ensure all children within the service are: Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Responsible Citizens and Effective Contributors.
The nursery provides a wide range of activities daily and encourage parents to encourage their children to participate in the extra-curricular activities such as dance and drama classes.
Monkey Puzzle Glasgow Central ensures that Getting it Right For Every Child is at the heart of the service. Children are encouraged daily too express and share their views, ideas and lead their own learning. Staff promote and teach the children important life skills and encourage them to understand their human rights.