Here at Banana Moon Day Nursery, we offer a play based day with hidden learning!!
We provide well-planned experiences indoors and outdoors based on each individual child’s interests. Our staff team will support all children to learn with enjoyment and challenge, having a balance of child initiated and adult led play-based activities.
In our Baby Moon and Mini Moon Rooms, we will be working with the guidance ‘Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families’, which is closely linked to the Early Years Framework 2008. ‘Prebirth to Three’ recognises the importance of pregnancy and the first years of life in influencing children’s development and future outcomes. A focus on this period is therefore critical to achieving positive outcomes for Scotland’s children and families. 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. We aim to create an enriching and nurturing environment to provide this here at Banana Moon Day Nursery.
As children grow and develop, they will progress into our Full Moon’s Room, where staff will continue to promote their learning and development through the ‘Curriculum for Excellence’, which aims to achieve a transformation in education in Scotland by providing a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum from 3 to 18 years. The curriculum aims to ensure that all children and young people in Scotland develop the attributes, knowledge and skills they will need to flourish in life, learning and work.
We aim to ensure that our children aged 3-5 are fully involved in their own learning and development, and we recognise that children develop at different stages and so provide a differentiated curriculum that is designed to meet the needs of the individual child and promote their development in line with the Curriculum for Excellence Early Level.
We use a keyworker system in our Full Moon’s Room. Our key groups are allocated according to the children’s developmental stage so that staff can plan and deliver challenging and stimulating activities for the group, and our daily routine allows for these sessions.