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"Children are highly motivated and show eagerness to join in all the learning activities." Ofsted 2023

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The Nursery Day

The nursery is open from 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday.  Within these times there are lots of variations according to availability and family need including the extended day, extra morning and or afternoon sessions.

2, 3 and 4 year olds

Breakfast Morning extended school day Morning only session
3 hours per day
6 hours per day
Afternoon only session
3 hours per day

8.00- 8.40





3.15 (or 3.30)-6.00 



Free 15 hours provision per week for 3-year-olds and eligible 2-year-olds.

Free 30 hours provision per week  for 3-year-olds depending on eligibility

Free 15 hours provision per week for 3-year-olds and eligible 2-year-olds.


 The nursery day

Morning Lunch Afternoon
 8.40 - 11.40 11.40-12.30 12.30 - 3.30 

The nursery day is made up of a range of free-play activities both inside and outside as the children access our richly resourced general provision. The doors to the garden are opened after ten minutes of the children entering the nursery and the children freely choose where to play. In addition to this, adults also lead activities based on the children's interests. These stem from observations of the children which help us provide challenging and appropriate next step activities for the children.  Children also access our enrichment activities including Yoga, Woodwork, Forest school, and visits to the in house library, on different days across the week. 

Midway through a session the children are offered a snack where the children can have fruit, toast, milk, water and sometimes additional food eg. vegetables grown in the garden, or things the children have cooked that day. This also provides opportunities for meaningful learning such as counting out pieces of fruit to help develop maths skills.

Tidy-up time happens at 11.00am and 2.45pm and lasts for around 15 minutes before the children's story time starts.

Parents and carers collect children directly from the rooms at 11.30-11.40am or 3.15-3.30pm after story time. Those children staying for lunch remain in the rooms where lunch is served in a family style. 



AK has been welcomed by the staff and he wakes up saying he wants to go the nursery.  There is something to do for all children. It's lovely that the carer always tell me how his day went. I am informed every day.