The Daily Routine
Snack and Lunch
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.
Welcome time, Self register
Good Morning song
Free play (child initiated) Focused activities inside / outside (free flow)
Tidy up time outside followed by Tidy up inside
Story groups (i.e story time, props, games, sticker time)
Washing hands and Lunchtime - 12.50pm
Story reading/Quiet play
Optional afternoon session
Child initiated play/adult led small group activities
Afternoon snack time
Tidy up time
Story and songs time
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.
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.