Nursery routine

We believe that children need to have routines as knowing what comes next helps them feel safe and sets boundaries. Although routines are flexible they help the flow of the day.

Each playroom has a daily routine, which is on display for you to see. The Nursery practitioners plan the whole day to ensure that your child’s activities are varied. Each room creates a weekly plan using the National curriculum’s Early Years Foundation Stage to ensure that the children’s development needs and interests are catered for.

Daily timetable

8.30am

  • Nursery opens - parents/carers are welcomed into their rooms and asked to provide information on how their child has been

9.30am - 11.30am

  • Children engage in self-selected activity from those on offer
  • Children involved in adult led/self selected activity either indoor or in the garden mixing with children from other rooms
  • Nappies changed/toileting happens as children require
  • Children are offered a mid-morning snack

11.30am - 12.15pm

  • Children eat lunch in their rooms. View the menu here:
    Menu 2016-17 [PDF 158 KB]

12.15pm - 2.00pm

  • Rest time - younger children are encouraged to sleep; older children have a rest and then engage in quieter activities of their own choosing

2.00pm - 3.30pm

  • Children wake and are helped to dress and go to the toilet 
  • Nappies are changed as the children wake

3.30pm – 4.00pm

  • Tea time

4.00 – 5.30pm

  • Children involved in adult led/self selected activity either indoor or in the garden mixing with children from other rooms
  • Nappies changed/toileting happens as children required
  • Parents/carers start to arrive and are provided with feedback on their child’s day a nursery

5.30pm

  • Nursery closes

Please note that this is a very basic overview of our day and each room will work on a slight variation of this. For more detail please speak
to your key contact at the Nursery.