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PRE-SCHOOL

33 months onwards

Amazing Learners

In our preschool room we encourage children to learn by exploring, discovering, experimenting and playing. Our team of experienced and well qualified nursery practitioners centre the children's learning around the children's interests, building upon their knowledge and extending their understanding of their world by providing a range of developmentally appropriate challenging activities and opportunities. We start to see the children learning to play together in a cooperative and sensitive way as friendships really start to blossom. We provide lots of opportunities to talk and share experiences, frequently focusing on helping each child to understand their own emotions so that they start to learn to be considerate of others. Our practitioners ask carefully crafted questions to extend the children's growing ability to ponder and evaluate. We understand the the importance in providing an emotionally secure environment, that will promote confidence and self esteem, providing an amazing foundation for each child's life long learning.

 

Pre-school Welcome Pack

Daily Routine

Breakfast 

7:45 - 8:30 am

We offer a choice of healthy breakfast options including cereals, wholemeal toast, fruit yoghurts and fresh fruit. Fresh water is available throughout the day.

Time to Talk 

8:45 - 9:00 am

In small groups the children are given the opportunity to further develop their language and communication skills. They can share their knowledge and experiences with their friends, plan their day or we may have fun with a letters and sounds activity. 

Listen . Learn . Move

9:00 - 9:15 am

Children learn best when they are moving. Our activities during this session include: yoga, key sports, parachute games, busy feet, sticky kids, ball/bean bag games, dancing, action songs. 

(Monday 9.15am Boogie Beats)

Play . Explore . Learn

9:30 - 11:30 am

The children have access to a range of indoor and outdoor activities purposely provided to further their learning. They are able to choose where they would like to play. Practitioners provide support as needed helping the children learn new skills and developing  their abilities. 

A healthy snack and milk is offered from 10am onwards. 

Songs & Rhymes 

11:30 - 11:45 am

Before lunch we gather in a group for Songs and Rhymes. Our programme includes singing and signing, singing and moving to nursery rhymes and action songs, singing along with musical instruments or practising our letter sounds to Jolly Phonics. 

Lunch Time 

12 noon

We like to make plenty of healthy choices when planning our menus. All our meals are homemade and cooked on site by our nursery chef. We provide a varied balanced menu using locally sourced free range meats and sustainably sourced fish. Our potatoes and eggs come from a local farm in Sawtry. We love to grow and then harvest fruit and vegetables from the nursery garden. We opt for organic milk, grass fed meats and other products that are full of Omega-3 to ensure our children have healthy minds as well as bodies.

Story Time

12:30 - 12:44 pm

Stories are always popular at nursery. Once we have had lunch, the children come together for a story. This may be with props, puppets or an interactive story where the children love to help perform the story with sounds and movement.

Play & Learn

1:00 - 2:30pm

The children have access to indoor and outdoor play where activities have been provided to support their development following the Early Years Curriculum.

A healthy snack and milk is offered from 2pm onwards. 

Time to Talk 

2:30 - 2:45 pm

In small groups the children are given the opportunity to further develop their language and communication skills. They can share their knowledge and experiences with their friends, discuss their morning activities or we may offer a letters and sounds activity. 

Tooth Brushing

2:45 - 3:00pm

The children are given the opportunity to brush their teeth following our 'My Smile' tooth brushing programme supported by NHS dentists. 

CLICK HERE to find our more about 'My Smile' and how you can help your child maintain a healthy smile.

Tea Time

4:00 pm

The children are offered a light homemade tea with the choice of milk or water. Our practitioners understand the importance of uninterrupted play, so we provide a 'rolling tea' allowing the children to consider when to finish playing and when they would like to eat. 

Listen . Learn . Move

4:30 - 4:45 pm

Children learn best when they are moving. Our activities during this session include: yoga, key sports, parachute games, busy feet, sticky kids, ball/bean bag games, dancing, action songs.   

(Alternate Thursday 2pm Boogie Beats)

Play . Explore . Learn

5:00 - 6:00pm

As the day draws to a close, the children have access once again to to a range of indoor and outdoor activities of their choice.

The Nursery closes at 6pm.