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Davidson`s Mains Primary School
Corbiehill Road, EH4 5DZ, UK Edinburgh
+44 (0)131 336 1184

Nothing is more important in Davidson’s Mains Primary than the happiness and individual welfare of the children in our care. We are privileged to share in their educational and personal development and achievements. We are concerned at all time with pupils' attainments in order to ensure that every child makes the most of his or her abilities and is happy in school.

The aims of primary school education include the creation within the school of a caring and secure environment in which every child feels happy, confident and valued as an individual; the continuation, in co-operation with the home, of the long process of educating the child towards responsible citizenship; the promotion of close home, school and community relationships; the development of a balanced programme of learning which also lays emphasis on the acquisition of basic skills.


• A positive attitude to learning.
• A secure and happy atmosphere.
• Respect for the needs and potential of the individual.
• A sense of honesty, fairness and justice.
• A partnership with parents.
• Respect, tolerance for others in the school, community and the wider world.


Happiness / self-esteem
We aim to foster the happiness and self esteem of each individual in school.

We aim to provide a broad, balanced and stimulating educational curriculum which will raise attainment and result in achievement for all.

We aim to offer each child the highest quality of education. Our learning aims should be broad, enabling each child to progress to attain their full potential.

Social and personal development
We aim to help each child to co-operate with others and to show tolerance, understanding and respect for the beliefs and practices of others.

Partnership with parents
We aim to work in partnership with parents, sharing responsibility for children’s happiness, learning development and behaviour.

We aim to make parents feel welcome and comfortable in school and value their contribution.

We aim to work for a sense of community and pride in belonging to the school, to the local community and to the wider world. We aim to open the life of our school to the community.

We aim to raise awareness and encourage children to understand the need to care for their environment.

Effectiveness and teamwork
We aim to work as an effective and harmonious team, working in partnership and striving to make progress with all our aims/values.

We will participate in continuous professional development, building on the strengths we possess as a team.


Nursery is about us providing the necessary elements to allow your child to learn, develop and feel valued, and to enable you as parents, to become actively invloved with school and in their education.

Please use the links on the right to find out more about Davidson's Mains Nursery Class >

Nursery Hours
Each session lasts two and a half hours.

Morning session: 9.00am - 11.30am
Afternoon session: 12.30pm - 3.00pm

We open our doors a little in advance of these times to try to avoid parents all arriving at the same time.

Door Opening Times
Morning session 8.50 and 11.20
Afternoon session 12.25 and 2.50

It is important that you arrive in good time, before the start of the session!

Our Nursery Aims

We aim to:

  • provide the necessary elements to allow your child to learn, develop and feel valued.
  • enable you as parents to become actively involved with School and in your child’s education.
  • provide a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment in which children can learn and feel happy and secure.
  • develop a supportive attitude between staff and to work together as a team.
  • value all children as individuals and promote their self-confidence, independence, self-esteem and relationships with others.
  • establish a partnership with parents, families and the community, which will benefit our common purpose.
  • provide a range of experiences to encourage the children’s thinking, creativity, imagination and healthy physical development.
  • develop children’s own interests, skills and attitudes, and meet their individual needs.
  • provide equal and appropriate teaching and learning opportunities for the children, within the nursery class and local environment

Our Educational Values

The School and Nursery’s philosophy is set firmly within the following set of values.

  • A secure, safe and happy environment.
  • A positive attitude to learning.
  • Encouraging caring and co-operative relationships, respect for others in school and the wider community.
  • Awareness of the rights, responsibilities and dignity of the individual.
  • Recognising the needs of everyone in the school and empowering them to reach their full potential.
  • A positive partnership with all parents.
  • Active involvement of all stakeholders within the school community in the decision making process.
  • Commitment to professional growth of all staff.

It is through play and directed activities that the children will learn skills, attitudes and knowledge in the following areas:


In this vital area we help the children to develop positive attitudes and behaviour towards, themselves, others and the environment.


Children learn to listen to adults, other children, to letter sounds and rhymes and to identify sounds in the environment. We help children to listen to instructions and follow directions.

Children learn how stories are read and how to use all kinds of books. They find out about titles, authors and illustrations. They learn to recognise letters, signs and words in books, from the computer and in their every day environment.

Children begin to develop hand control as they use pencils, pens, brushes, scissors and many other tools and toys. Staff provide different examples of print and act as a role model for writing. The children learn letter and number shapes and also the purpose of print.


Children explore the local and wider environment at different times of the year to experience and understand changes over time, Weather, seasons and times of day. We encourage learning and exploration using the senses, observation by asking questions, prediction, guessing and problem solving. Opportunities are given to explore numbering, shape, colour and size. The children learn the language of mathematics through play, songs games and rhymes.


The children get to experiment with a range of colours, materials and techniques to help them express their thoughts and feelings through their artwork.

Role-play puppets, rhymes and stories are used to re-create and invent situations. Each group gets regular drama experience.

Singing, playing instruments, movement and dance all help the children develop a sense of rhythm and give them another important means of expression. Once a week all the groups join up for one big group music time.

Physical Development and Movement
The outdoor area and equipment are used for energetic activities where children develop and learn to run, jump, skip, climb, balance, throw, catch and use space. Small muscle movements, hand control and grip are developed during the inside activities such as writing, painting, using sand, dough, threading, cutting and sewing. Regular opportunities are provided for physical development and movement.

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