Daily Routines


8:45am -9:00am / 12:45pm – 1:00pm

Welcome to Nursery and an opportunity for the children to meet their friends and key person


9:00am – 9:20am / 1:00pm – 1:20pm

Group time

Children join their key worker group to discuss and plan the activities to support their next steps in learning

Sometimes this group time is for focused learning and may have a mathematical, literacy or communication and language theme


9:20am– 11:15am / 1:20pm – 3:15pm

Children self direct their play and learning from a wide range of continuous provision inside and outside.

Practitioners observe the children’s learning and support children’s play.

Practitioners plan learning opportunities which are linked to children’s interests and to support their next steps in learning.

Snack is available during the session

Groups of children may join together with their key person to reflect on their learning so far.


11:15am-11:25am / 3:15pm-3:25pm

Tidy up time

All children are encouraged to be involved in tidying the environment indoors and outdoors.


11:25am-11:45am / 3:25pm – 3:45pm

Group time

Activities are planned for the group including stories, rhymes, singing, music and movement

Children have the opportunity to share what they have been doing with their friends.


11:45am / 3:45pm

Home time

Children staying for lunch or after school club will be supported to get ready.

The doors will be open 5 minutes before the end of each session.