Morning starts with the hustle and bustle of arrivals, with breakfast being offered to the early birds. Our nursery teams are experienced in settling children into nursery so drop off is a crucial time for you to update us on whether your child has slept or whether they have woken up upset for any reason.
As your child's Key Person will get to know your child well and will become their best friend, they will encourage them to join in or select an activity or area of play that they particularly enjoy. They will also develop a close bond and support your child throughout their session, offering lots of reassurance during any new and exciting experiences.
Lunch is generally around 11.30am. We place great importance in eating together and the children and staff will sit together and talk about each meal to make it a relaxing and enjoyable time for everyone. Our nursery teams support our youngest children with their independence skills wherever it is needed and we strive to ensure your child enjoys a wide range of healthy meals.
Younger babies will probably need a number of sleeps during the day, and as they get older this will reduce to one sleep, usually after lunch. We will always endeavour to enable your child to sleep when they want to, and will also work with you to establish a routine that suits their specific needs.
Throughout the afternoon your child will enjoy a range of activities designed to enable them to play and explore, discover and grow, learn and understand. Every activity will be tailored to their learning and development needs and they will be encouraged to build their confidence and understanding though praise, recognition and support.
At about 3.30pm the children sit down to a delicious tea, where they enjoy socialising with friends and the nursery team. All children will enjoy a main course and a pudding.
When you arrive to take your child home, our nursery teams will be available to share information about your child's day. They will pass on any important messages and chat with you about what your child has been learning about and how they are developing. They will also share any information with you about your child's individual needs throughout the day.
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"Staff provide an exciting range of highly stimulating activities which are superbly matched to children's abilities. This contributes significantly to children's exceptionally high levels of engagement, interest and infectious enthusiasm for learning".
- Ofsted, March 2018