Our active pre-schoolers spend their days playing and exploring, being involved and having fun, whether thats in the Paddock, the stables or spending time out at Forest School.
Children join the Paddock and Stables from about 36 months, where the pace of life is not for the faint hearted. This is a very special time for our children, they transform right before our very eyes into inquisitive, imaginative little people, who are hungry to learn about anything and everything.
Both rooms work closely together within the room environment and out at Forest School and when the time is right ensuring our children are 'school ready'
By this stage in their development our children start to form firm friendships, they play co-operatively independently and with such active imaginations the play is limitless.
8:00 Drop Off and Breakfast: Children start to arrive from 8:00am and those who want to can sit down and have breakfast together.
9:00 Circle Time and focused activitiesy Children are given the opportunity to join circle time and short planned activities based on their interests, for example Phonics activities, Numbers and Shapes integrated with light and noise and Singing and Rhyming.
09:30: Free play and free flow Free play and free flow sessions allow the children to access resources and activities that they wish to play with, for example construction, role play, sand or water.
11:00: Dutch Barn Children are given the opportunity to visit our Dutch Barn to build, climb or learn to ride our bikes and vehicles.
12:00: Lunch time Lunch starts at around 12:00pm and consists of a freshly cooked, healthy, hot meal provided by our caterers - Slice of Pie. We can cater for all allergies.
15:45: Dinner time Dinner starts at around 15:45pm.
Mealtimes are important social occasions throughout the nursery: practitioners are encouraged to join the children for their meals; children are encouraged to lay the table and serve themselves with help always on hand if required.
When our children are sitting eating with their friends, we often find fussy eating habits are left at home.
13:00 Circle Time and focused activities Planned activities in the afternoon are on a weekly timetable based around the children's interests.
14:00 Free play and free flow Free play and free flow sessions allow the children to access resources and activities that they wish to play with, for example construction, role play, sand or water.
We maximise the time our children can play during these sessions, as the longer they spend engaged in an activity the richer the learning experience.
17:00 Collection You are free to collect your child any time before the nursery closes at 6:00pm. From about 5:00pm the team will start preparing your children for collection by gathering their belongings and changing any messy clothes.