Govan Family Learning Centre
Family Learning Centres provide education and care for children from birth until school entry date and are open up to 52 weeks per year, mainly between the hours of 8.00am and 6.00pm. Family Learning Centres are staffed by a Head of Centre, Depute Head, Child Development Team Leaders and Child Development Officers, numbers of staff are determined by the roll of the nursery. A variety of support services and information advice services are provided in these nurseries which often have a flexibility to meet local needs. Places are offered for children on a full-day or part-day basis.
If you wish to enrol your child in a Glasgow City Council Nursery, please request an application form from the preferred choice of nursery.
In Govan Family Learning Centre we will provide a safe stimulating inclusive and nurturing environment.
Everyone involved in the life of the centre will be valued, treated with respect and motivated and challenged to maximise their potential.
Respect, Learning, Honesty, Happiness, Trust and friendship
We aim to
Create and maintain a positive ethos which supports children and families encouraging them to become successful learners.
Create opportunities which support and encourage children and families to become responsible citizens.
Support and create opportunities for children and families to be effective contributors.
Support and create opportunities for children and families to become confident individuals.
Day Care of Children
The nursery will be open between the hours of 8.00am to 6 .00pm Monday to Friday.
Morning session 09.00 to 12.00
Afternoon session 13.00 to 16.00
Full time session as allocated at admission.
Any sessions out with the above are considered depending on individual circumstances at the discretion of the admission panel.
This covers not only the content of planned activities and teaching strategies but also minor adaptations to the physical environment of our building to address the needs of children with physical or sensory impairments, including the relocation of playrooms to ground floors where feasible.
We also need to ensure that parents/carers who have a disability have equal access to information about their child.
This will involve, for example, relocating the venue for parents/carers meetings to facilitate physical access, provision of an interpreter for people who have a hearing impairment; agreeing a phone contact system to provide direct feedback to parents/carers.
The Head of Centre, Depute Head and Staff give additional support to children and young people who require support with their learning.
Where it becomes apparent that a child is in need of such assistance for whatever reason then every effort is made to consider how best to use the resources we have at our disposal for that child’s benefit.
Parental co-operation is absolutely vital and Staff will meet regularly with parents/carers to discuss how best to support the children.
If your child requires additional support for learning i.e. delayed speech, poor vision or behavioural problems, we would consult with you and offer support and advice and if necessary we would refer you to the appropriate agency e.g. speech therapy, psychological services.
Nobody will be contacted without prior discussing with yourself. Parents can of course make referrals via their GP or Health Visitor.
Should your child have an additional support need we will work in partnership with you to identify additional support strategies all which would aid your child in accessing all curricular activities.