At Bluebird Family Centre we value every child as an individual. We aim to ensure that the early learning and childcare provision on offer is of the highest quality and meets the developmental needs of our children.
Our practice is guided by the following legislation and policy:
Curriculum for Excellence
Curriculum for Excellence CFE is the national curriculum framework for children aged 3 to 5 years. At Bluebird Family centre we aim to support children to learn and develop at their own pace enabling them to develop life long skills and attributes.
The four capacities of the CFE aim to support children to become Confident Individuals, Successful Learners, Effective Contributors and Responsible Citizens.
There are 8 curricular areas within the CFE:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Numeracy and Mathematics
- Social Studies
- Religious and Moral
- Expressive Arts
Staff members plan high quality, rich learning experiences within a stimulating and nurturing learning environment to facilitate and enhance children’s learning and development within each of these curricular areas. Staff members are skilled in ensuring all learning experiences also deliver the 7 principles of the curriculum:
- Challenge and Enjoyment
- Personalisation and Choice
Realising the Ambition
Realising the ambition is a newly published national guidance, this new guidance builds on the principles of Pre-birth to three and Building the Ambition documents. This guidance aims to support practitioners to improve provision and provide quality interactions experiences and spaces that facilitate learning within developmental stages of young children.
At Bluebird Family Centre staff members value every child as an individual and recognise that every child learns and develops in their own unique way, through nurture, care and stimulating learning environments staff members ensure that all interactions, spaces and experiences are of the highest quality and support the different developmental stages of each child.
Children’s rich learning experiences are recorded on e-learning journals which can be accessed by the parent at home. We encourage parents to contribute to the e-learning journals using the ‘parents contribution’ tab. The journals are on offer in all playrooms and through a gallery of pictures and keyworker observations this will allow you to keep track of your child’s progress.