A Day in Nursery

 

A typical day at Holmwood Nursery...

Children at Holmwood Nursery enjoy a balanced routine of free choice and structured activities, which are specifically designed to support all the areas of development.

 

All sessions are planned thoughtfully by staff with the individual needs and interests of the children in mind and according to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

 

8.30 - 9.00am

In Nursery we start our day by finding our name on our pebble and putting our bags and coats away.

9.00 - 9.15am

When everyone is settled we participate in a formal registration and then we read our core text for the week.

9.15 - 9.30am We practice our phonics in small groups.
9.30 - 11.00am

We have free choice of fun filled activities throughout the morning with the outdoor space being available at all times. During this time we have free flow snack - a piece of fruit and milk. Independence is encouraged by washing and peeling our own fruit.

11.00  -11.15am Everyone joins in with singing, rhymes and circle games.
11.15  -11.30am

Our all-day children will go over to 'big school' for lunch and we say goodbye to our morning children.

12.15  -12.30pm

We welcome our afternoon children, who find their name on their pebble and put their bags and coats away, and the all-day children come back with full tummies ready for an afternoon of learning.

12.30  -12.45pm We have formal registration in the afternoon and then read our core text for our afternoon children.
12.45  -1.00pm

The afternoon children will work on their phonics whilst the rest of the children have free choice.

1.00  -3.00pm

As in the morning, the children have free choice in activities, including the freedom to go in and out from the garden as they wish. The all-day children will have extended learning from the morning session. During this time we have free flow snack - a piece of fruit and milk. Independence is encouraged by washing and peeling our own fruit.

3.00 - 3.15pm

Everyone joins in with singing, rhymes and circle games.

3.15pm

Time to go home to tell you all about our fantastic day!