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What does a typical day in nursery look like?


Although there really is no such thing as a ‘typical’ day in nursery, we do plan our day to the following routine:


8.00 - 10.15

Children arrive at nursery and are encouraged to find their name or photo card and place their water on the drinks shelf.


Free indoor or outdoor play in our: water, sand, malleable, small word, construction, ICT, creative or writing areas.



Register, circle time, adult focused activities



9.30   Snack time

We eat our snack with our friends and teachers, talking about where our food comes from.


Our ‘Snack time helper’ will help to prepare our snack with a grown up, or we all make snack together.


Drink: milk or water (no juice please)



Indoor and outdoor provision, free play, child led, adult focused activities.



Story, Nursery Rhymes, Letter and Sounds activities


11.45 - 12.30

Lunch time! We eat our hot dinners or packed lunches on small tables with our teachers and our friends. 


Once we finished our lunch we enjoy variety activities, play outside or ‘read’ books.


(Children wishing to rest or sleep do so according to their own routine.  Floor mats, individual sheets are readily available in the sleeping room for this purpose).


1.00 - 2.45

Afternoon children arrive, free play indoors and outdoors.



Circle time, adult focused activities


3.30 - 4.00

Snack time



Free play (indoor or outdoor)



Playing with a purpose


Play is a vital part of the growth and development of young children. Providing well planned play opportunities and a broad range of resources and opportunities ensures that we provide the very best start for every child.


We use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum to help us plan for the needs of all children through the following the seven key areas of learning.


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