Learning

Our priority is to safeguard and support your children to thrive

Our dedicated practitioners will tune into the individual learning needs and interests of your child, ensuring that they are fully supported to reach their full potential.

We follow the EYFS framework to plan and assess the children's learning.

Each child has an individual educational profile, created by their key person, which can be accessed by parents online.

Activities and experiences are then facilitated that will promote the next steps in their learning and observations and assessments are carried out by staff. This helps staff to track each child's progress and ensure that all areas of development are being fully supported.

We use an online resource called Tapestry to track your child's progress. Staff can securely upload pictures and information which you can review and comment on online.

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Pre-school children take part in key group times, which provide experiences for them to work in small groups, collaborate, practice attentive listening and following instructions, while still being able to exercise skills such as being creative, have a go, work things out and being capable and confident learners.

Building the confidence and communication skills that children need to speak up for themselves and to grasp the opportunities that await them.

We believe in creative and imaginative play and we celebrate the uniqueness of each individual child, incorporating into our teaching values of Innovation and results, Social Commitment and responsibility, Honesty, care and integrity.

Daily Routine

We have planned a daily routine to help guide us through the day, however this is completely flexible and will be adjusted to the individual needs of children.

Below is an example of the daily routine at our Nursery.

Morning Session

  • 8am – 9:15am - Children arrive, greeted, small group activity / children explore work
  • 8.15am – 9:00 am - Breakfast
  • 9:15am – 9:30am - Circle Time (Hello song, discussion/how are you today)
  • 9.30am - 9.35am - Tooth-brushing (children supported in hand washing)
  • 9:35am – 9.40am - Daily Mile (indoors or outside weather dependant)
  • 9:40 – 10:15 - Focused Group Time with Key Person
  • 10:00am – 10:30 - Snack (children supported in hand washing – alongside Group Time)
  • 10:15am – 11:00am - Indoor & Outdoor Play (Continuous Provision, Structured Activities, supported by staff)
    11:00am – 11.15am - Tidy Up Time (Sing a Long)
  • 11:15am – 11:30am - Story-time (songs, dance, rhymes, stories or phonics)
  • 11:30am – 12:00noonLunch Time (children supported in hand washing)
  • 12:00noon - Younger Children Nap
  • 12:00  – 1:00pm - Quiet Indoor or Outdoor Play (Continuous Provision, Structured activities, supported by staff)
  • 12:50pm – 1:00pm - Morning children prepare to leave, and afternoon children arrive and are greeted

Afternoon Session

  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm - Quiet Indoor or Outdoor Play (Continuous Provision, Structured activities, supported by staff)
  • 1:30pm – 2:00pm - Quiet Indoor Phonics or Outdoor Play Phonics (Continuous Provision, Structured activities, supported by staff)
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm - Snack (children supported in hand washing)
  • 2.30pm – 2.40pm - Circle Time (Hello song, discussion/how are you today)
  • 2:40pm  – 2:50pm - Tooth brushing (children supported in hand washing)
  • 2:50pm – 3:00pm - Daily Mile (indoors or outside weather dependant)
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm - Focused Group Time with Key Person
  • 3:30pm – 3:45pm - Tidy Up Time  (Sing a Long)
  • 3.45pm – 4.00pm - Story-time (songs, dance, rhymes, stories or phonics)
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm - Tea Time (children supported in hand washing)
  • 4:30pm – 5:15pm - Indoor & Outdoor Play (Continuous Provision, Structured Activities, supported by staff)
  • 5:15pm – 5:30pm - Tidy Up Time (Sing a Long)
  • 5:30pm – 6pm - Story-time, (dance, song) Free Play and children prepare to go home.
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The Daily Mile

Here are Early Start Nurseries we are proud to be leading the way in the roll out of The Daily Mile across our nurseries. The Daily Mile provides a fantastic opportunity for the children to run, jump and toddle. Take a look at it in action here!