Daily Routine

9am- Free play

On entry to the nursery children have access to a range of activities both indoors and outdoors planned specifically to meet the group’s needs.

9.45am- Snack

Children are given the option to have a healthy snack consisting of foods such as fruit, crackers or breadsticks along with milk or water and are given the opportunity to be independent when cutting fruit or pouring drinks.

10.00am Focus Activity/ Toileting and Nappies

Children split off into groups to take part in an adult led focus activity of the day, hygiene routines can also take place around this time.

11.30 Tidy up time

Children are encouraged to take pride in their nursery and put all toys back into their correct boxes ready for music and story time.

11.45 Music and story time

Children are divided into two groups and have the opportunity to choose favourite songs or stories to share with the group.

12.00 Home and arrival time/ Lunchtime

As sessions begin and end, staff and parents have a handover where feedback is given. Lunch is also served at this time for the children.

1.00 Quiet time/ Focus Activity

After lunch the children have quiet time where they can choose from activities such as construction or independent reading. Children not present for the morning session also have the opportunity to take part in the same adult led focus activity.

1.15 Free play/ Toileting Nappies

Children have access to a range of activities indoors and outdoors across all 7 areas of learning. Hygiene routines again take place at this time.

2.00 Snack

An optional healthy snack consisting of foods such as fruit, crackers or breadsticks along with milk or water, again children are given the opportunity to be independent when cutting fruit or pouring drinks.

2.30 Tidy up time

Children are encouraged to take pride in their nursery and put all toys back into their correct boxes ready for music and story time.

2.45 Music and story time

Children come together and have the opportunity to choose favourite songs or stories to share with the group.

3.00 Home time

Staff handover children to their parents, providing feedback on their day at Smartys Hayes.

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