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Children's Development & Learning

Bright Beginnings

Learning & Development

Education and Childcare up to the age of 16); Realising the Ambition and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Codes of Practice.


  • To treat every child as an individual and meet additional needs regardless of gender, race, nationality and culture without discriminating.

  • To encourage equal opportunities for all children and adults involved with the Nursery.

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

  • To promote positive behaviour by praising, encouraging and being attentive to the needs of the children.

  • To continually assess the guidance available from all sources, particularly government departments and have best practice in all areas.

  • 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 your children.

Playing is our Game, Education is our Aim

Playing is our Game
Education is our Aim

At Bright Beginnings Nursery, we believe that all children are individuals.  Therefore, we strive to provide a welcoming, calm and caring environment in which all children feel happy and secure.  The environment will be rich in developmental and educational opportunities, as well as being stimulating and safe to promote fun and experimentation.  Children will be encouraged to take age-appropriate risks with their learning, thereby giving them the confidence to try different approaches when solving problems.  The children will develop at their own pace, making discoveries and choices along the way.  All children will be encouraged to be physically active learners to ensure their coordination, control, movement and manipulation skills are constantly challenged and developed.  Children will have opportunities to reflect and explore their thoughts and feelings while trying to make sense of the world around them.

Children learn through play.  It is what they know and can do best.  In their play, they can apply their existing skills, practice, and experiment to make new discoveries.  Play empowers children to make choices and actively engages them in their learning.

Bright Beginnings
Bright Beginnings

Starting at Our Setting

We want your child to feel happy and safe with us.  To make sure this is the case, the staff will work with you to decide how to help your child settle into the setting.  This is usually done over an informal visit, discussions with management, 1-hour free visit for the child (this can be on more than one occasion if it is decided that this is required).  We would also ask you to complete a Personal Plan for your child; this helps the setting to get to know your child before they start.

Key Person

Our setting uses a key-person approach.  Your child will be allocated a key worker once they join our BBN family.  This key person will be the person who works with you to make sure that we provide for your child's particular needs and interests.  In addition, the key person will help to settle your child into nursery life and act as the main link between Nursery and home and the main point of contact for parents and other professionals involved with your child.

Bright Beginnings
Bright Beginnings

Our Time Tables & Routines

We ask parents/carers to keep us updated on any interests/needs your child has so we can incorporate them into room plans.  It really does make a difference!!


Activities are carried out both in the indoor and outdoor environments.  Outdoor activities contribute to the children's health, physical development, and knowledge of the world around them and are seen as having equal importance.  Diaries are sent out to all nursery children at the end of the day through our nursery app Blossom.


At Bright Beginnings, we believe that care and education are equally important in the experience we offer children.  The routine and activities that make up the day in the setting are provided in ways that:

  • Help each child to feel valued as a member of the setting

  • Ensure the safety of each child

  • Help children gain from the social experience of being part of a group and;

  • Provide children with opportunities to learn and help them to value learning.


Children who begin their education in a learning environment that is vibrant, purposeful, challenging and supportive stand the best chance of developing into confident and successful learners.  Effective learning environments are created as the result of practitioners and parents working together, thinking and talking about children's learning and planning how to promote it.  


To help our Nursery Practitioners plan best for your child, we need to engage their interests and plan their learning around this.  Keyworkers get to know their key children well over a short period of time and assess each child's capabilities and how to stretch them further in their learning, but we need our parents/carers to support us in this.

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