The Daily Routine
Snack and Lunch
Absences

We follow a regular structure for the day at the Nursery. We find that children thrive in routine. Knowing what to expect makes them feel secure and they begin to look forward to parts of the routine they like. This helps them settle at Nursery. 

 

- 9:15am

Welcome time, Self register

- 9:30am

Good Morning song

- 9:40am

Free play (child initiated) Focused activities inside / outside (free flow)

- 10:15am

Snack time

- 11:45am

Tidy up time outside followed by Tidy up inside

- 12.15pm

Story groups (i.e story time, props, games, sticker time)

- 12:30pm

Washing hands and Lunchtime - 12.50pm

 Story reading/Quiet play

- 1:00pm

Home time

Optional afternoon session

- 1.00pm

Child initiated play/adult led small group activities

-2.10pm

Afternoon snack time

-2.25pm

Tidy up time

-2.30pm

Story and songs time

-2.45pm

Home time

Morning Snack

Children are offered a mid-morning snack at Nursery. It includes a cup of milk or water, a variety of fruits, bread sticks or rice cakes and yoghurt for example. We ask that parents and carers contribute to snack time by providing one snack item per week. (E.g: one melon, a bunch of bananas, a bag of apples, a packet of crackers, a large pot of yoghurt, etc…) A list of suggested snacks is available at the setting.

 

Packed Lunch

Children will need to bring a packed lunch each day. The Nursery recommends that lunches are healthy and do not include crisps, fizzy drinks or chocolate bars. Due to the severity of reaction in children who are allergic to nuts, no nuts or peanut butter are allowed as part of the packed lunch. Fresh water will be provided by the Nursery. 

If your child is ill, please phone the Nursery in the morning on 020 7704 8003 to advise us that your child will not be attending  that day.

 

In cases of family holidays or other pre-arranged absences, the Nursery should be notified as soon as possible. Fees are still payable during absences.

 

If a child has an unexplained absence of two weeks or more, and that parents do not respond to attempts to be contacted, it is our policy that the child's place may be given to the next child on the waiting list.

© 2016 by St Augustines Playgroup Committee

Photo credit- Ben Bisek