day nursery and pre-school

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Pre-school / Toddlers Routine

8.00 - 9.00am
Breakfast (optional) – children are provided with breakfast items and will

sit down together to eat. 

Free Play - Children are encouraged to get out and play with the resources and

equipment they most enjoy.


9.00 - 9.15am
Circle Time - Group reading, singing songs, talking box activities, show and tell, flash 
card games (letters, numbers, shapes, phonics, pictures etc.)

9.15– 10.15am
Daily Adult Focused activities/Free Play – children will take part in a range of planned

activities to develop skills such as sharing, communication, early literacy,

early mathematics etc.

Key group activities focusing on individual developmental needs are also planned.

Tidy up time and washing hands follows,

10.15 am
Snack – children will sit together to taste different fruits/vegetables, explore different

textures and develop social skills. Learning manners such as please

and thank-you. Milk is offered.


10.30 – 11.30am
Outside play and activities. Visits to the local library, local play park, group games etc.


11.30 – 12.00pm
Pre-school P.E session - Various games and physical development activities in the hall.

Scooters, hoops, bean bags, hop-skotch, balls, sensory scarves, music and dance etc.

12.00am – 12.30pm

Hand washing to encourage good hygiene skills.
Lunch Time – children will sit together at tables to eat, developing new tastes

and social skills

12.30 – 2pm
Sleep time Toddlers / Quiet time Pre-School – Mats and blankets set out for toddlers

to sleep, staff will sit and encourage children to sleep.

Pre-school have quiet time until 1pm- they choose a book and sit in the book area for quiet time

Pre-School 1pm-2pm - Free play and activities



2pm - 3pm

Outside  play and activities - developing skills in a range of activities.

3.00 – 3.30pm
Circle Time- Group reading / singing - to develop early communication and listening

skills, followed by hand-washing to encourage good hygiene skills

3.30 -4.00pm 

Tea Time - children will sit together at tables to eat, developing new tastes 
and social skills


4.00 – 4.30pm
I.C.T games and activities  - Children enjoy using the keyboard, electronic till, walking robot

and remote control. As well as the computer and iPads to play

educational games - learning numbers, colours, words, shapes etc.

4.30 – 6.00pm
Free play, activities and home time - developing skills in a range

of activities.

 At home time our 'A Day in the Life Of...' sheets will be handed to parents/carers,

detailing how children have got on and what they've done/achieved throughout the day.





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Nursery day

Sleep Time:
Toddlers will have one set sleep time after lunch, babies may have 2-3 naps throughout the day. We encourage our pre-school children not to sleep throughout the day in preparation for school. However We will work with parents if required to establish a routine that suits their child’s specific needs.