We have 4 possible sessions for children to attend
Mornings: 9am-12pm Monday to Friday
Afternoons: 1pm-4pm Monday to Friday
Early Block: Monday 9am to 4pm, Tuesday 9am to 4pm and Wednesday 9am to 12pm
Late Block: Wednesday 1pm to 4pm, Thursday 9am to 4pm and Friday 9am to 4pm
In addition to your child's government funded FREE 15 hours, you can now purchase additional hours in nursery school (subject to availability). This means if you need additional hours outside your child's normal sessions, we can usually accommodate you. This can be 'one-off' sessions or regular hours each week. If you are interested in purchasing additional hours, please chat to your child's teacher or Mollie in the office.
By choosing an early block or late block place; you will be agreeing for the extra hour of care for your child, which is not funded by the government. This is a charge of £5. We now prepare and cook our own dinners on site with help from the children. You can of course opt to take your child home for the hour lunch time as well.
9am – 9.25am: Welcome to nursery. During this time, parents help to settle their children, the children select their name from the board for self registration and parents have an opportunity to talk to staff about concerns or issues that may have arisen that morning.
9.25am: Carpet Time. We sing our Hello song and introduce the experiences on offer alongside the continuous provision.
9.35am – 11.30am: Child initiated time. During this time there is free flow between the classrooms and the outdoors. Adults spend time supporting children’s exploration and investigation. Activities and experiences linked to our Story Curriculum are offered during this time. Rolling snack is also available to all children at this time.
11.30am – 12pm: Carpet time, with adult led experiences, such as WriteDance, massage, phonics and a range of stories linked to our Story Curriculum.
12pm – 1pm: LUNCH
The children help to prepare and lay the table for lunch and then help to serve the two course hot meal.
1pm – 3.30pm: Child initiated time. During this time there is free flow between the classrooms and the outdoors. Adults spend time supporting children’s exploration and investigation. Activities and experiences linked to our Story Curriculum are offered during this time. Rolling snack is also available to all children at this time.
3.30pm – 3.45pm – Tidy up the classrooms and the garden. All children help to tidy the area they have been playing and exploring in.
3.45pm – 4pm: Carpet time. Stories and songs linked to our Story Curriculum
4pm Home time
Can I stay with my child or should I go?
It is your choice. Many children settle quickly. Some need time to feel safe and secure in their surroundings. You may want to sit and play or read a story.
Sometimes parents choose to leave their child with us from the start, even if the child is upset, and then phone in later to see how their child is settling. We are happy to work with you in this very important settling in process.