Haugh Of Urr Rationale
Our vision is for Haugh of Urr Nursery to be recognised as an Early Learning and Childcare setting which delivers high quality learning experiences and care to all our children whilst engaging with our families and local community at every opportunity.
Nursery Community and Learning Environment
Haugh of Urr Nursery is a small, rural, committee-run nursery delivering pre-school education and care to children between 2yrs 9 months and 5yrs, with a service also available to eligible 2yr olds. We serve the immediate community of the Haugh of Urr, from the Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie area, and much further afield. We are very well supported by our neighbouring school and local community in all that we do.
Many families choose to travel significant distances to come to us, enjoying the benefits of our new well appointed and modern nursery, surrounded by countryside, with lots of opportunities for outdoor learning. We are very well supported by our neighbouring school and local community in all that we do.
Our new nursery is spacious, well equipped, bright and welcoming, with our super outdoor Forest Classroom, providing all aspects of learning, allowing friendships to blossom and encourages children to play together with the security of adult figures nearby.
Our service delivery model is currently 600 hours of pre-school funded sessions over a 38 week period, with each session being 3hrs 10min in length. We offer 9 sessions in a week. 2 sessions are available on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with a morning session on a Wednesday with "wrap around" care offered over lunchtime if required.
We deliver early learning and childcare in accordance with early level Curriculum for Excellence and Pre-Birth to Three, and work jointly with our intake schools to ensure seamless transition into primary school, where this early level work is carried on until the end of primary one.
The curriculum focuses on 8 key areas: religious and moral education, numeracy and maths, language and literacy, health and well being, expressive arts, social studies and technologies.
We always strive to fulfil the "4 capacities" of Curriculum for Excellence, providing experiences which will create responsible citizens, confident individuals, successful learners and effective contributors.
Our Nursery Aims and Objectives
To provide a safe and secure play and learning environment to develop positive relationships, foster potential and increase independence, self esteem and confidence in preperation for life.
To provide a wide range of learning activities and experiences within a mixed age setting based on the early level stage of Curriculum for Excellence and Pre-Birth to Three.
“Both our boys have loved their time at Haugh Of Urr nursery, experiencing all aspects of growing up away from home, making friends, learning life skills and becoming little men.
The staff at the nursery are wonderful in every way and we cannot recommend Haugh nursery enough!"