Rye Park Nursery School

Rye Park Nursery School

'Nurturing Every Child To Fulfil Their Potential'

Welcome to Rye Park Nursery School

Walton Road, Hoddesdon
Hertfordshire EN11 0LN


01992 462820

Our Nursery Day

Playing and Learning in the Nursery

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.  Children settle into early morning activities.

Circle time/Small group learning- 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. 

Child initiated learning - We offer the children an extended period 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. 

Rolling snack time- We believe in the value of sitting together, with an adult, 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. 

Story-time and small group learning - We end the session with story time, this is one of our favourite times of the day!  Throughout the week all of children will have the opportunity to work with an adult at this time.

Home time - 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 gate. 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.


For 30 hours children the day continues with ...

Lunchtime -This is our time where we sit together with lunch club staff, enjoying our lunch from home. We enjoy talking about our morning and our news. It is a lovely social time with our friends. 

Child initiated second session

Story time and home time


Session times for 15 hours are:  Mornings from  8.45am-11.45am or  Afternoons from   12.30pm-3.30pm

Children attend the nursery for a morning or afternoon session - Monday to Friday for their 15 hours of education. 

Session times for 30 hours are: 8:45am-2:45pm, additional time can be purchased for 2:45pm-3:30pm.

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