Holmwood School and Nursery

The Nursery Day

 

At Holmwood Nursery we offer a wide range of educational opportunities tailored to each child’s abilities and provide experiences that enrich each child’s personal, social, emotional, physical, intellectual, cognitive and creative abilities, all underpinned by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

 

Each day we are unsure of where the day will go, or exactly what learning will happen, resulting in a sense of excitement and anticipation throughout the day. Children’s interests are very much ‘in the moment’ and this is why at Holmwood Nursery we very much teach in the moment and our planning is often spontaneous.

 

Planning in the moment is all about capturing the moment for children to progress based on what the children are already deeply involved in. From this we are able to see the ‘teachable moment’ from the child’s perspective and know when to intervene and when to stand back and observe. It is all about capturing the moment of engagement and running with it to make sure the children progress.

 

Children are active learners; children learn best through play and through providing the children with a wide range of activities and experiences. At 3 and 4 years old children begin to experience and learn about the world around them and how to cope with life’s many excitements and challenges.

 

At Holmwood Nursery we run a key working system that encourages children to form a close relationship with their designated carer or key person.  In addition to helping children to feel safe and secure, this system also gives all parents/carers a point of contact within the group with a member of staff who works closely with their child. 

 

 

 

Our Daily Routine

 

   8.30am   

We say our hellos, we wash our hands and then we get straight in to playing. The children have access to both the inside  and outside areas.

 

9.00am  

We come together as a class and do our stretches to help us get ready for the day ahead. We will then sit and have our class register and class discussions.

 

9.30am   

We all disperse into our inside and outside areas to choose what we would like to play with. We have our snack available for children to help themselves to independently throughout the morning.

 

10.45am  

We come together as a class once more for a story or another focused activity such as Read Write Inc (phonics) or singing.

 

11.00am  

For the children who are staying for lunch this is the time to go to the toilet and wash our hands ready for our tasty lunch. For the children going home this is time for group games.

 

11.15am  

We are off to lunch!

 

11.30am  

We say our goodbyes to our morning children.

 

12.15pm  

We say our hellos, we wash our hands and the playing begins. The children have access to both the inside and outside areas.

 

12.45pm  

We come together as a class and do our stretches to help us get ready for the day ahead. We will then sit and have our class register and class discussions.

 

1.15pm   

We all disperse into our inside and outside areas to choose what we would like to play with. We have our snack available for children to help themselves to independently throughout the afternoon.

 

2.45pm   

We come together as a class once more for a story or another focused activity such as Read Write Inc (phonics) or singing.

 

3.00pm   

We start getting ready to go home.

 

3.15pm   

We say our goodbyes and 'see you tomorrow’.

 

Holmwood School and Nursery, Kensington Drive, Great Holm, Milton Keynes, MK8 9AB

01908 260596

office@holmwoodschool.co.uk / absence@holmwoodschool.co.uk