Playing together, learning together, achieving together.
Playing and learning in the nursery
Session times are: Mornings from 8.45-11.45am or Afternoons from 12.30-3.30pm
Children attend the nursery for a morning or afternoon session - Monday to Friday for their 15 hours of education.
Our sessions are carefully planned to meet the needs of the children enabling them to become confident and independent learners.
Our Daily Routine...
Welcome and arrival- A member of the team will be at the door to meet you as you arrive. The children are encouraged to hang up their coats and bags on arrival, they are then greeted by a member of their class. Children are encouraged to find their names and self -register, as well as find their name badge. At this time core books are available for the children to choose with their parent/carer. We have the children's portfolios available for parents and carers to view at this time and staff are also available to talk to parents at this time.
Child initiated learning (1)- We offer the children two extended periods of time for child initiated learning so that they can become absorbed in activities of their choice, during this time staff support and extend the children's learning through active engagement and observation. Children have free access to indoor and outdoor learning. We believe that by allowing the children to choose their learning activities at the start of the session they then settle quickly and make a smooth transition into the nursery day.
Circle time- This is our time to learn together as part of a group. Each daily session has a different planned focus. Throughout the week activities may include maths, phonics, social skills and singing.
Snack time- We believe in the value of sitting together as a family for our snack time, enjoying the social opportunity of eating and talking together. We also use this time as an opportunity to develop the children's independence skills for example pouring their own drinks.
Child initiated learning (2)
Story-time and small group learning.
We end the session with story time, this is one of our favourite times of the day! During this time two or three children have their adult led teaching time in a different area. Throughout the week all of children will have the opportunity to work with an adult at this time.
Parents and carers collect their children from the classes. Staff will release the children to parents. Parents must inform us if someone else will be collecting their child. We operate a password system and will NOT release children to anyone unless we have parental consent and the password.
A member of staff is always at the main nursery door. To keep our children are safe, we ask parents to ensure that they keep their children close to them when entering and leaving the school.