The nursery day
Children are offered a wide range of play and learning activities from 8:00 am onward interrupted only by meals and snack time.
We have a safe and fully equipped outdoor area, which is used every day, weather permitting. After lunch, younger children sleep and the older children enjoy quiet activities. Play and learning activities continue until 6:00 pm when the nursery closes.
Below is a rough guide to the children’s day (this will differ slightly across the age ranges).
Staff and children arrive and the rooms are set up with age appropriate activities and toys. Children have free play across all 3 rooms
8:55 am – 9:20 am
Breakfast is served. 0-2 year old’s eat in their own room and the 2-5 year old’s eat together
9:20 am – 10:00 am
Free play continues
Children go in to their age appropriate rooms for their morning of group play and set activities
Snack time in baby room
Nappy changing and toileting (where appropriate)
11:00 – 11:30 am
Play time continues both indoors and outdoors
Children tidy up and get ready for lunch. Toileting and washing hands
Lunch is served. The children eat in their rooms with their key worker in small groups
Lunch finishes and the children that need one, have a sleep. The older children have group story time and either quiet activities or garden time
Children start to wake up and again go back to their rooms for group time and set activities. Any toileting or nappy changes happen at this time also
Tidy up time and the children have story time. The rooms are prepared by the staff for the afternoon/evening activities
Staff on early shift go home. Children have free play across all rooms
Snack and drinks time. Nappy changes