A Typical Day In The Nursery

This timetable gives you an overview of a typical day within the Nursery. Occasionally unplanned events may occur requiring a change in the routine to make the most of eventuality.

  • 730 - Nursery opens at 730 and children are offered breakfast as they arrive until 800.
  • 800 - 930 Morning free play session – a range of activities for the children to choose from to promote a range of learning intentions that the practitioners have identified that the children are working towards including book corner, construction, small world, mark making, ICT, creative, puzzles.
  • 930 Tidy up time followed by group time where children sing the good morning song, complete the weather board and share news with practitioners and other children.
  • 1000 – 1020 Snack time – time to chat and encourage children’s participation.
  • 1020 – 1100 Focus activity for 3 & 4 year olds – this includes a variety of activities to help to prepare the children for school including letters and sounds, number activities, focused mark making.
  • 1030 – 1100 2 year old physical time – activities include ride along toys, soft play, balls, sand pit, mud kitchen, music and movement. These activities can take place in our outside area, woodland area, sports hall and sports courts. These activities help to encourage fine and gross motor skills.
  • 1100 - 1200 3 & 4 year olds physical time (as above). 2 year olds in for free choice activities as well as group time for stories and songs.
  • 1215 – 1245 Lunch – weekly menu is displayed by parents noticeboard.
  • 1245 – 1300 Story time and singing time. Some children leave at 1 and some children arrive at 1.
  • 1300 – 1430 Afternoon free play session – a range of activities for the children to choose from to promote a range of learning intentions that the practitioners have identified that the children are working towards including book corner, construction, small world, mark making, ICT, creative, puzzles.
  • 1430 – 1500 Focused activity on the carpet.
  • 1500 – 1600 Outside physical activities to promote fine and gross motor skills.
  • 1600 - High tea
  • 1630 – 1800 Free choice play session