To provide a safe, secure, nurturing, inclusive learning environment in which children become capable, confident and invigorated individuals.


U – UNITED – Developing children’s understanding of the importance of being part of a community.

N- NURTURING- To provide a warm nurturing ethos with a sense of belonging for children, parents and staff.

I- INCLUSIVE - Develop the children’s awareness of diversity in the community and respect each other’s values, beliefs and customs. 

Q- QUALITY- Ensuring quality engagement with children, families and staff where everyone feels valued and respected.

U- UNDERSTANDING – Be understanding to the individual needs of children and families. 

E – EQUALITY - Having positive approaches towards equality within Auchinairn ELCC.



  • Create a learning environment that promotes quality experiences indoors/outdoors and the local community.

  • Provide a safe, secure and nurturing setting where children feel valued and respected by positive role models.
  • Provide support and help to develop resilience through all transitions
  • We will create a community of staff, families and other professionals who will be actively involved in the nursery and contribute to children’s learning. 
  • Create an  ethos in which the wider community feel valued, consulted, respected and supported
  • Create an enriched communication and language friendly environment where children, families are included and involved.
  • Provide a plastic free environment with natural materials and resources for children to engage in calm learning both indoors and out.
  • Quality outdoor experiences that provide children with a learning environment that allows creativity,  thought provoking ideas, and risk taking activities