A nursery day

BABY UNIT

  • It is PlayPlus policy to follow each baby’s home routine as closely as is possible. Communication between home and Nursery is both verbal and written. A Daily Diary Sheet is filled in by each parent for staff to follow, and in turn, staff fill in details of how the day actually turned out, including notes on activities and play.
  • Time throughout the day is given to free play, language input and the introduction of varied activities.
  • Whenever possible the babies go into their own garden for a play or sleep or go for an outing in prams or pushchairs.
  • Older babies have mid morning and mid afternoon snacks (approximate times: 10.00a.m & 3.30p.m) and lunch at approximately 12.00 midday.

MAIN NURSERY

  • 7.30am Breakfast/Early Bird children arrive

  • 8.00am children arrive.

  • 9.00am Nappies

  • 9.15am Bell for tidy up time. Calming music & quiet read, followed by

  • Registration and Circle Time*

  • Under 2s, 2s and over 3s in different rooms

  • 9.45 – 10.15am Refreshments

  • Nappies & toileting

  • Free play both inside and outside; individual and small group activities: EYFS

  • 11.15am Nappies

  • 11.45am Bell for tidy up time. Under 2s hand-washing and through to lunch

  • 11.55am Story and farewell to morning children.

  • 12.00 noon End of morning session.

  • Over 2s hand-washing and lunch.

  • Toileting and nappy changes.

  • Rest time – Under 4s to sleep room, 4 year olds to book corner for quiet time.

  • 12.00 – 12.20pm Adult lead activity with 3 & 4 year olds, followed by hand-wash, lunch & rest.

  • 1.30pm Half day children arrive. 4 year olds in from book corner

  • 1.30 – 2.30pm Children get up from their rest.

  • Nappies

  • 3.00pm

  • Bell for tidy up time. Followed by calming music and quiet read.

  • Registration and Circle Time*

  • Under 2s, 2s and over 3s in different rooms

  • 3.30 – 4.00pm Refreshments

  • Nappies and toileting.

  • Free play both inside and outside, following Early Years Foundation Stage.

  • 4.00 – 5.00pm Children into home-time nappies.

  • 4.40pm Bell for tidy up time. Calming music & quiet read, followed by story and farewell prayer.

  • 5.00pm Half day and full day children collected.

  • 5.00 – 6.00pm Extended day care. If provided, tea given to children or a nursery snack may be offered.

*Circle Time includes a variety of activities catering for all ages: activity songs; finger play; musical instruments; movement; story, children’s news, etc.

Young children are allowed to come and go from this activity – in line with their attention span but are always gently encouraged to participate.