Below is a brief description of what our school day looks like when children start nursery.
Parents/carers and children come into the two year old provision with their parent/carer and are greeted by their child’s keyworker. A keyworker is a special person who is responsible for a key group of children and will be the person parents/carers speaks to, to share information and address any initial questions.
After that, there are planned activities based on children’s interests, but also a focus on developing children’s communication and language development, physical development and in particular their social and emotional development. Children of course will have a choice to participate in such activities or engage with their peers. The activities will continue throughout the morning until snack time, where children will have a selection of fruits and vegetables along with water. At 11am children engage in story session, before going home at 11.25am.
Children come into the nursery with their parent and carer and find their name card and choose a book to take home. As with our two year olds, they are greeted by their child’s keyworker. Afterwards there are planned learning experiences based on children’s interests: (super heroes, pirates, dragons, cooking) as well as curricular needs (expressive arts and design, science, mathematics and literacy). These learning experiences will take place across the nursery including inside and outside as well as in our garden. The learning experiences continue until story time and then children go home or stay for lunch and the process is repeated in the afternoon. Our lunches are balanced healthy meals, the menu is on our website.
The above continues for all our children including those who are Full Time, the significant difference being our full time children will have their lunch in a family context from 11.25am to 12.15pm.