Ages and Stages

The Pre-School Day

The day begins with free play in the main hall where the children can choose from carefully selected activities that will support their general development in all areas of the EYFS such as the book area, sand play, malleable materials, construction, home corner or craft. They are also able to have a healthy snack and water or milk at this time.

After free play there is circle time for all children where we welcome them and discuss the topic for the week. We then clear up together ready to share a few songs before a short, focussed activity with their key person, in groups of no more than 8. These activities can be turn-taking games, storytelling activities or number games, all chosen with the children’s needs in mind.

After this there is time for exploration of the outdoor space, whether that be on the ride-on toys, the climbing frame and slide, playing football, digging and planting, cooking in the mud kitchen or one of the many other outdoor activities that we have on offer.

After a short story it’s time for home, although some of the children remain for the optional lunch club which generally runs 3 days a week for those that are 3 and over.

The Nursery Day

The Nursery children start their day with 45 minutes in the Rainbow room, choosing play activities focused on areas such as numeracy, literacy, mark-making and speaking. After this they come together for a short time to share ideas or focus on an area of literacy, numeracy or personal, social or emotional development.

The children are then able to go into the main hall for snacks and are free to choose their activities.  This is also a great opportunity for them to be with the younger children and create further relationships.

They then follow the same routine as the pre-school, linking with their key person for small group time and story time.