Govanhill Nursery School

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Our Vision, Values & Aims

Our children are happy, healthy, safe and included; their learning is fun and fascinating and they achieve their fullest potential.

Our parents trust us; they are involved in and informed about their child’s learning and work in partnership with us.

Our professional, knowledgeable and experienced staff, provide the highest quality of learning and teaching; they include, listen to, collaborate with and support parents and children and work closely with other agencies to support individuals.


  • Inclusion
  • Collaboration and contribution
  • Equality
  • Health
  • Fairness and openness
  • Respect
  • Individuality
  • Motivation
  • Achievement, attainment and success.


  • Promote children’s health and wellbeing through a nurturing, stimulating, happy and safe learning environment that meets the needs of the individual child.
  • Endorse positive values necessary to promote respect, health and equality for all our staff, children, families and community partners.
  • Encourage active learning through play by providing a broad, relevant and continuous curriculum providing rich opportunities for our children to develop the skills of successful learners, effective contributors, responsible citizens and confident individuals.
  • Provide a stimulating, motivating learning environment through which positive relationships, children’s independence, problem solving and decision-making are supported and encouraged.
  • Fully engage with other agencies in the local community to the benefit of children and families and work in partnership, in order to support the needs identified for individuals.
  • Share information and build on the important contribution of families in supporting the promotion of healthy lifestyles.
  • Maintain an ethos that recognises, promotes and celebrates diversity ensuring that all members of our learning community feel safe, valued, included, respected and are treated fairly.
  • Enable children to learn from and care for their environment through our commitment to outdoor learning and ECO schools, fostering their natural curiosity and wonder about the world.
  • Reflect and review our provision to ensure we continue to improve and develop in order to meet the needs of children and families as we strive to become a centre of excellence.
  • Support and increase children’s interest in lifelong learning through our provision of high quality learning experiences within a motivational environment.
  • Support and develop children’s use and understanding of English as an Additional Language.