Ages and Stages

The Pre-School Day

The day consists of a mix of activities.  The children settle in with free play in the main hall choosing from carefully selected activities. These support their general development in all areas of the EYFS, such as the book area, sand play, malleable materials, construction, home corner and craft. They are also able to have a healthy snack with the choice of water or milk.

We have a daily circle time for all children where we welcome them and discuss the topic for the week. We also offer a daily 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.

The children also have time to explore 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.

All the children are encouraged to help clear up together and share songs and stories in smaller groups throughout the day.

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.