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Child Reading in the Grass


Story time at Arbor Green Nursery

There is a strong relationship between early life experiences and how babies develop cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically throughout their lives. The Early Years Framework states that:

‘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.’ (Scottish Government, 2008d, p 1)

This national guidance which Arbor Green Nursery follows, Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families is built on research and seeks to promote evidence-based approaches and recognises the importance of pregnancy and the first years of life in influencing children’s development and future outcomes.

If you wish to read the national guidance Pre-Birth to Three booklet please click here.    

Pre-Birth to Three

Arbor Green Nursery teaches Scotland’s curriculum - Curriculum for Excellence which places learners at the heart of education.


At its centre are four fundamental capacities. These capacities reflect and recognise the lifelong nature of education and learning. The four capacities are aimed at helping children and young people to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective communicators.


Ultimately Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence gives children and young people the opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to adapt, think critically and flourish in today’s world.

To learn more about Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence please click here.

Creativity is key at Arbor Green Nursery

Curriculum for Excellence

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