Pre Birth to Three and Curriculum for Excellence

All the children at Redwood Childcare are encouraged to learn though play. Our curriculum covers all the key features of the Pre Birth to Three and Curriculum for Excellence which are national documents designed to support the learning and development of each individual child.

Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families

There is a strong relationship between early life experiences and how babies develop cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically throughout their lives. It is during our very earliest years and even pre-birth that a large part of the pattern for our future adult life is set.

This national guidance set the context for high quality care and education and seeks to identify key features that support and promote evidenced-based approaches.

The Rights of the Child, Relationships, Responsive Care and Respect are the four key Principles which form the basis of this guidance. Based on these key principles, the guidance proposes sensitive and respectful approaches and ways of interacting that are beneficial to children and families. Nine features have been identified to put the principles into practice. All of the key principles and features of practice are interrelated and interdependent. How they are used to inform practice is a question for staff, children and families.

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Curriculum for Excellence

Curriculum for Excellence is designed to achieve a transformation in education in Scotland by providing a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum from 3-18. The curriculum includes the totality of experiences which are planned for children and young people through their education, wherever they are being educated. The 3-18 curriculum aims to ensure that all children and young people in Scotland develop attributes, knowledge and skills they will need to flourish in life, learning and work. The knowledge, skills and attributes learners will develop will allow them to demonstrate four key capacities – to be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

Developing the four capacities – The experiences and outcomes are a set of statements which describe the expectations of learning and progression for each of the eight curriculum areas. The title ‘experiences and outcomes’ recognise the importance of the quality and nature of the learning experience in developing attributes and capabilities and in achieving active engagement, motivation and depth of learning. An outcome represents what is to be achieved.

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Working together to inspire our children to excel in everything they do, to become confident, respected and valued members of our nursery, our community and our environment. To prepare children for life long success.


Redwood Childcare The Strand, 2 Redwood Court, East Kilbride G74 5PF. Tel: 01355 574944