Our Day

Our daily routines do change and we are very much lead by the children. Planning is done by the staff covering a range of topics all over The Area of Learning


Throughout the day the baby’s routines will be followed i.e. feeding and sleep times, however if at any time they can partake in activities with the other children they will do so, so routine may change a little.

These activities could be painting, cooking, gloop, shaving foam, custard the messier the better.

Sand and water play are always accessible and with all activities the children are supervised but allowing them to have new experiences, have fun but kept safe.

All children however big or small will wash hands after messy play, handling pets, before meals and after using the toilet.

We will have lots of singing, music, dance looking at books and listening to stories.

The outside area will also play a big part of your babies day


7.45 - 8.30am  Breakfast
8.30 - 9.30am  Free play involving construction/puzzles/ sorting shapes etc
9.30 - 9.50am  Physical activities (music and movement, dance, action songs)
9.50 - 10-00am  Toilet / potty / hand washing
10.00 - 10.15am  Snack time / story / songs / games
10.15 - 10.45am  Messy activities
10.45 - 11.45am  Outside play / role play
11.45 - 12.00am  Letters and sounds or maths Toilet/ potty/ hand washing
12.00 - 12.45pm  Lunch
12.45 - 1.30pm approx  Rest / sleep time
1.30 - 2.30pm  Free play (in or out) and creative activity
2.30 - 2.45pm  A simple game
2.45 - 3.00pm  Story / toilet / potty / hand wash
3.00 - 3.20pm  Afternoon snack
3.20 - 3.30pm  Sit and look at a book. Independently if possible or with adult or older child
3.30pm  Home time for some children
3.35 - 4.00 pm  Free play (inside or out)
4.00pm onwards  Songs / picture books


Water, sand and paints are provided at all times

Tea time for children who stay later and the younger ones are encouraged to wind down. Either with a story, a DVD or Ceebeebies.

Where there is free play we will encourage the children to make choices for themselves. We also encourage the children to tidy up.

For this age group the nursery has to be very flexible and there will be free flow with the outside area. Plenty of space and physical activities will be provided for these children as will access to the toilets as many of them will be in the process of being toilet trained.

Again drinks will be provided for these children at all times.


7.45-8.30am Breakfast
8.30-9.45am Free play (incorporate work books, table games during this time)
9.45-10.00am Tidy up / toilet, hand wash ready for snack, registration
  Day of the Week. Meet and Greet. Show and Tell (Maths. CL. PSE)
10.00-10.20 am Morning snack/fruit cut up and given out followed by a Drink / children’s news/ songs / story / topic discussion (Personal, social and emotional)
10.20 (approx) -11-00 (Expressive arts and design) Creative activities/painting/cutting/sticking and Dance/music/exercising/ring games/instruments or cooking. Activities like sand and water are made available all the time. Tidy up then toilet and hand washing (Maths, physical, EAD.)
11.00 - 11.50 am Outside play - Physical with children involved in Maths/Literacy/Communication and Language
11.50 -12.00 am A story then toilet and hand washing
12.00 -12.45 pm Lunch time
12.45 - 1.30 pm Rest time
1.30 - 2.00 pm Registration - Free play
2.00 - 2.45 pm Outside play with children involved in playdough, clay, cooking
2.45 - 3.00pm Story then toilet hand wash
3.00 - 3.20pm Afternoon snack prepared by the children if possible
3.20 - 3.30pm Sit and look at a book
3.30pm Home time for some children
3.35 - 4.00pm Board games / IT
4.00pm onwards Songs / story / discuss our day

After any activity or feeding times the children are encouraged to tidy up

Those children who picked up later will have tea, free choice or a quiet DVD.

Understanding the world will be covered during the day.

Outside play is made available at all times and where ever possible activities are taken outside.

They nursery day is very flexible and we will be lead by the children listening to their thoughts, ideas and choices.

The children will have access to drinks throughout the day also the toilet and hand washing.

We encourage the children to be independent and have the confidence to take responsibilities for themselves and their actions.

We encourage them to share, be kind and have an understanding that we are all different but our needs can be the same.

We want them to grow up well adjusted adults.