Methodology Outline

There are eight areas of the curriculum — Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing, Literacy and English, Mathematics and Numeracy, Religious and Moral Science, Social Studies and Technologies. Staff consult with children aged one to five to plan quality learning experiences around the areas of the curriculum.

The Pre Birth to Three Document outlines the four principles — The Rights of the Child, Relationships, Responsive Care and Respect. There are nine key features of the key principles in practice—The Role of Staff, Attachments, Transitions, Observation, Assessment and Planning, Partnership Working, Health and Wellbeing, Literacy and Numeracy, Environments and Play. Children are encouraged to be Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Responsible Citizens and Effective Contributors. They have opportunities to contribute to our Eco developments, Health Promotions and Enterprise activities.

Daycare / Crèche facility is also provided by us with modern surveillance equipments. Parents can watch their ward's activity throughout the day.

Our advantages

Transition and Recording

The nursery staff will work with you to help your child settle happily into the nursery setting.
Each child has a 'Learning Journey' folder in which staff record the stages through which your child progresses in line with the Pre-Birth to Three Document and the Curriculum for Excellence.
You will be offered regular opportunities to discuss with staff how your child is progressing and to share your child's Learning Journey. Staffs plan challenging learning experiences following each child's interests. Parents are invited to contribute to this journey’s working in partnership with the nursery staff.
Staff will complete a transition summary sheet at each stage of transfer. This may be from room to room , playgroup to nursery1, nursery1 to nursery2, nursery2 to kindergarten.
We have a robust system of transition to the next stage as well as our very effective settling in procedures. Staff link very closely with the local primary schools.
Links will also be made with schools out with the local authority if required.

Safeguarding Children

To ensure all children are protected from abuse and harm, and to promote their right to be strong, resilient and listened to, A. G. MEMORIAL ACADEMY is committed to responding promptly and appropriately to all incidents or concerns of abuse and to work with respective authorities. We follow the Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards flowchart for referrals. These will be recorded in accordance with our Child Protection Procedures.
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection policies are on our Parents Notice Board, in our Visitors signing in book and are freely available on request in the nursery.

Personal Possessions

While in nursery it is advisable that your child does not wear any clothes other than 'school uniform' and should keep extra clothing in their school bag in case of any messy activities. If your child currently wears nappies, we ask that you provide a supply for use in school, and a change of clothing for those children who are being toilet trained. Your child's name should be clearly marked on all personal belongings, particularly clothing. Any missing items may be found in the lost property box situated in the office.
You may wish to purchase sweatshirts / swimsuits / raincoat and sport t-shirts which are for sale in nursery.

Parental Partnership

Effective communication is the key to successful partnerships. We will work in partnership with parents to support children's development and learning.
We will build on their previous experiences with family and friends.

Parent enquiries

If you would like to visit the nursery, please contact the office to make an appointment.

Our standards

The nursery school is open to children aged 1 - 5 years. There are places for children in the morning and another in the afternoon. Some full day places are available.

If you wish to provide a cake or treats when your child has their birthday, please first speak with a member of staff.

Our brochure is designed to give you a general overview of A. G. MEMORIAL ACADEMY. If you have any further questions or need more information please do not hesitate to speak to the staff. We have a website which can be accessed through and follow the link to the nurseries.