The Children's Day:

The children are arriving and leaving nursery at different times during the day but each child is used to their own routine. This is an example of how a normal day may go!


When circle is mentioned this is a group activity. In the Circle time the children may do any of the following songs, rhymes, action songs,stories, discuss topics, weather and events. Circle times are also spilt into to age groups-  2year olds and 3/4year olds.



Outdoor play: The children have access to outdoor play daily all year round. In the winter, we ask that they have wellington boots as the garden gets very muddy! Also warm clothing- Coat, hat, scarf and gloves.



The Daily Routine: 

Due to COVID-19 opening hours have changed to 8:30am-5:30pm

Breakfast is not currently being provided. Morning Fruit Snack at 8:30am

Time Activity
8.00 am Arrival: Children are welcomed into nursery. 
8.00am- 8.25am Free play in construction area. Toliet time and handwashing- Supervised
8.30am Breakfast time! Children have the choice of cereals or toast. They serve themselves and then sit with friends.
8.55am Breakfast finishes- Toilet and hand washing time- Supervised
9.00am The 3-4 year old children go to circle- this consists of discussion, counting, songs and stories. The 2 year old children's circle begins at 9.15
9.30am Free flow- Indoor and Outdoor free play. Children choose where they want to play. Adult led activities take place during this time which focus on all areas of the EYFS. These activities are stimulating, attractive, fun and provide learning through play.


Tidy up time- Circle Time
11.25am Toilet and handwashing time
11.30am Lunch time- This is a socialable and enjoyable time. Children are encouraged to eat their lunch, and try new tastes, use cutlery correctly and have good table manners. Children serve themselves.
12.15pm Lunch finishes. Toilet and wash time, Supervised.

       Large group time- Music and movement,

         physical activities and circle games.

1.30pm-3.10pm Free flow same as Am
3.10pm Tidy up time
3.40pm Toilet and wash time.
3.45pm Tea time 
4.15pm Tea finishes- toilet and hand washing time
4.25pm As Woodlands Nursery is a 'pack away' nursery one area is set up with a variety of toys/activities for the children to play in. Free play until..
5.15pm Tidy up time. Children help tidy up. Weather permitting they may play outside or play organised games or look at a story sack.
6.00pm Nursery closes- Home time


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