As part of the Early Years Foundation Stage, our planning encourages all 2-3 year olds in numbers and shape recognition as well as offering them the opportunity of taking part in the learning and development activities designed for their participation and ability. Weekly planning sheets are displayed on the parent’s notice board to inform them of the daily/weekly activities their child will be participating in, and should clarification be needed, staff are available on a daily basis to talk and inform parents about their child’s ability and/or concerns. There is an equal balance of both adult-led and child-led activities throughout the day.
The nursery is set inside a large, enclosed walled garden PROVIDING 6 AREAS OF OUTDOOR PLAY. When the gates of the nursery are closed the children enjoy using the hard surface with their trikes and bikes as well as using the area to run around unhindered by static equipment. As you come down the path, to the left there is a large lawned area equipped with an outdoor music area, a large mark making blackboard, a threading tree, sand and water equipment including free standing gulley’s to measure daily water flow. On the right there is a dry area with a large outdoor sand pit, a play house, a newly introduced mud kitchen and vegetable growing tubs. To the side of the nursery there is a fixed park area with swings, slides and climbing frame set into an all-weather surface allowing children access to the outdoors regardless of the weather. At the front of the nursery we have a mini football pitch, again with an all-weather surface. This area gives run around space for both nursery babies and children as well as the older children using our Kids Klub during school closure days. Also at the front of the building is our Japanese garden which gives nursery children the opportunity of bug hunting and older Kids Klub children a space to chill and relax during warmer days.
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8.00-9.00am – Meet and Greet Time
Welcome and breakfast for the early arrivals. All children can then experience free flow play opportunities until ‘mini-school’ at 9.00am.
9.00-10.00am and 10.30-11.30am
Following circle time, the weekly planning sheets for the day’s learning opportunities offers a variety of activities for the children to experience on a daily basis:
Water/Sand/Story-time/Painting/Music and Movement/Singing/Floor Toys/Musical Toys/ ‘Together Time’ with key person………..as well as outdoor play using a variety of materials and equipment – bikes, trikes, playhouse, outdoor sand and water tray, lawn activities – hoops, balls and ropes together-with a static play area of swings, slides and climbing frame.
10.00-10.30am – Snack time
Toileting and toilet training will take place during this time.
Encouragement given to older children to serve themselves from the snack trolley and also to help serve the younger children in the group.
The day duplicates itself with that of the other age groups, it is only the areas and materials and equipment used that differ. Children’s individuality is always recognised and attended to.