✿ Nursery experience is often a child’s first venture alone into the larger world outside the family and the home. What children experience and learn in nursery can create strong and lasting foundations on which to build in later life, this is why at the Alphabet House Nursery we believe it is essential that these first experiences are of the highest quality. While every day is not exactly the same, we believe it is important for children to follow a similar routine so they feel comfortable in knowing what to expect throughout the day. Take a look at a typical day at The Alphabet House Nursery.
8:00am - 8:30am
Welcome - Whilst our babies and toddlers are settled in by practitioners, our pre school children search for their names on the white board, teaching them how to find and spell their name.
08.30am - 9:00am
Breakfast Time - Children are served a choice of breakfast options which include healthy cereals, a glass of milk, porridge, oats, toast, fresh fruits, dried fruits, etc.
9:00am - 9.15am
Circle Time - This will include stories being read to the children. Children are encouraged to get involved in story telling, using props and puppets, singing songs and dancing.
9.15am - 10:00am
Children will take part in key group activities. These are focused activities planned by the key person, following on from the previous weeks observations. The activity ensures that the children are challenged in their learning and offered opportunities to extend their thinking and language.
10:00am - 11:00am
Outdoor play - Our settings promote outdoor play throughout the day. Doors to the garden are left open and the outdoor area is set up, promoting all areas of learning. Our indoor provision is extended outdoors to ensure that every child is able to explore, investigate, create, and develop across all areas of learning. The activities range from painting, mud kitchen, bike riding, climbing, football, role play, water and sand play, construction, rolling real tyres and much more!
11:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch Time - Hot meals and desserts are prepared daily by our on site chefs. Children are encourage to serve themselves and sit together during their meal. Our settings are a part of the Early years healthy eating scheme and all of our menus are checked and approved by professional local authority nutritionists.
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Nap Time/ Quiet Time - Younger children are encouraged to sleep and older children will take part in a quiet activity.
Wake Up Time - Children are offered a healthy snack with a drink of water or milk
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Child led play - This is an opportunity for children to follow their own interests, while being supervised by a practitioners. to follow children's interests. For example, Story reading, cooking in the mud kitchen or building. Children will have carpet time where they will sing songs and dance to their favourite nursery rhymes.
Children are offered a healthy snack, such as sandwiches, fruit or yoghurt . Meal times is a great opportunity for children to be independent, pouring their own glass of water, serving their own plate of food. Lots of positive conversations take place by the practitioners to encourage children to eat and the importance and the benefits of eating good food.
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Children explore in the outdoor area and encouraged to play with blocks and puzzles.
Home Time -Children say goodbye to their friends