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How we Work

We aim to provide a happy and secure environment. We believe within this environment a child’s confidence and self-esteem will grow, preparing them for future learning.

We offer a wide range of fun activities, including French, Cookery and Gym. We think that learning should be fun and children are encouraged to choose their own activities, of which staff will support and extend their learning.

The Nursery is open on weekdays during school term times only.

Daily sessions are from 9am – 12noon, and 12noon to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. Parents can choose which sessions to attend, and how many. In the term during which they are four, pupils move to the Reception Class, where they will stay until they are five. Breakfast Club (from 8am) and After-School Club (to 5.30pm) is also available to our Nursery pupils to help working parents.

In the mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks, milk and fruit are provided. Children staying all day should bring a packed lunch. Nursery children who stay all day are provided with the opportunity to rest quietly during the afternoon.

Daily Routine

0900 – 0915 Welcoming children/parents into the Nursery.Self registration – children find their name and place it on a board to let everyone know they are at Nursery today.
0915 – 0930 Circle time, “Good Morning” song, registration, weather chart, news.
0930 – 1015 Free choice activities – children are free to play and explore, including outdoors; or structured play with themed activities.  Tidy up time.
1015 – 1030 Snack – fruit with milk or water.
1030 – 1100 Outside playtime with ride-ons
1100 – 1140 Themed creative activities / musical instruments / music and movement, gym / parachute games / circle songs / gardening / cookery.
1140 – 1200 Songs and stories, “Goodbye” song.  Session ends or
1215 – 1245 Packed lunches with Reception (Symes) Class.
1245 – 1315 Outside play.
1315 – 1345 Quiet time with sleep mats, listening to stories or falling asleep!
1345 – 1445 Free choice activities – children are free to play and explore, including outdoors; or structured play with “themed” activities.
1445 – 1500 Snack time.
1500 – 1515 Outside play.
1515 – 1530 Songs and stories, “Goodbye” song.  Session ends.