What does your child actually do at nursery?

Hey Guys!

We hope you are well!

Have you ever been unsure about what a day at Whizz Kidz Nurseries typically looks like?  We thought we would take a moment for you to find out!

While no two days are ever the same at Whizz Kidz, you can get a pretty good idea from the routine described below!  We follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum, so all of our activities and games are pre-planned specifically to suit which of our children will be with us at what times and what days.  We customise the nursery experience our children receive in order to best suit their individual needs.

Also, keep in mind that we follow a curiosity based approach, and all of our games and activities are child lead.  This means that we allow our children to learn and develop through exploring the way a child naturally should.  For example, if we have set up for the day water-play in one area and play-dough in another area, but a child is keen to put the play-dough actually in the water, that is absolutely fine with us!  Our activities evolve through the session as the children’s curiosity take over!  We have seen time and time again that children of this age learn through play, so that is exactly what we enable them to do!

Here is a typical routine:

7.30am – 9.00am Breakfast / Free Play
The children eat together as they arrive, and serve themselves their own choices from a healthy array of cereal, toast, spreads, milk and fruit.  Staff are on hand to supervise and give a hand to any of the kids that need a little help eating.  The children are then free to play with the huge variety of toys, games and activities that we will have put out for the morning.

9.00am Group Time
This is lovely to see.  The children will gather together and sit on the carpet as we talk about what day it is, what month it is, what season we are in, what the weather is like that morning, and we encourage the children to share with the group what they have been up to and what they have been doing inside and outside of nursery.  We may also have a story or sing songs at this time too!

9.15am – 10.00am Structured Play (sort of!)
The children engage with the games and activities that we have set up for the morning.  The children are free to choose which “stations” they would like to go to, though we encourage the children to have a turn and to try every “station” available.

10.00am Snack Time
We pause for a quick mid-morning snack.  The children wash their hands first before sitting together to help themselves to their choice of fresh fruit, cheese cubes, crackers, breadsticks, and milk.  Staff again are always on hand to assist any of the children that need a little help.

10.15am – 11.15am Structured Play / Garden Time
The children resume playing!

11.15am Tidy Up Time
Good habits begin early!  The children and staff tidy up and put the toys away to get ready for lunch.

11.30am – 12.30pm Lunch Time
The children wash their hands before sitting together at the tables with staff for their lunch!  Lunch is always a healthy balanced hot meal like shepherds pie and vegetables for example.  Children serve themselves their drinks, although staff help if needed!  Children are free to ask for seconds if they want more – growing kids need their food!  Dessert will be something yummy like fruit cocktail or maybe yoghurt.

12.30pm Home Time / Nap Time
For those only with us for the morning session, parents will come to collect.  Staff are on hand to see each child off and to feedback to each parent what their child was up to at nursery that morning.
For those children with us for the full day, now is the time for them to quickly catch up on their beauty sleep with a quick nap.  For those children who are with us all day but don’t sleep, they are either taken into the garden to play and give our sleeping kids some quiet time, or we will setup some quiet activities for them to do while the others nap.

13.00pm – 13.30pm The Afternoon Children Arrive / Free Play
As the next lot of children arrive, the kids are free to play with the huge variety of toys, games and activities that we will have put out for the afternoon.

13.30pm Group Time
The children will gather together and sit on the carpet as we talk about varying topics, like what day it is, what month it is, what season we are in, what the weather is like that morning, and we encourage the children to share with the group what they have been up to and doing inside and outside of nursery.  We may also have a story or sing songs at this time too!

14.00pm Snack Time
This time we pause for a quick mid-afternoon snack.  The children wash their hands first before sitting together to help themselves to their choice of fresh fruit, cheese cubes, crackers, breadsticks, and milk.  Staff again are always on hand to assist any of the children that need a little help.

14.15pm – 15.15pm Structured Play / Garden Time
The children resume playing!

15.15pm Tidy Up Time Again!
Again, good habits begin early!  The children and staff tidy up and put the toys away to get ready for tea.

15.30pm – 16.30pm Tea Time
The children wash their hands before sitting together at the tables with staff for their tea!  Tea is always a healthy balanced meal like wraps, sandwiches, or soup.  Children serve themselves their drinks, although staff help if needed!  Children are free to ask for seconds if they want more – growing kids need their food!  Dessert will be something like custard or maybe yoghurt.

16.30pm – 18.00pm Structured Play / Garden Time
The children resume playing!

18.00pm Home Time
Parents come to collect.  Staff are on hand to see each child off and to feedback to each parent what their child was up to at nursery that day.  Our children return home to prepare for another adventure!

So there you have it – a typical day at Whizz Kidz Nurseries.  If you have any questions or comments, or just want to say Hi, we’d love to hear from you!

Whizz Kidz Nurseries

www.WhizzKidzNurseries.co.uk
info@WhizzKidzNurseries.co.uk
0208 661 2524
https://www.facebook.com/whizzkidznurseries/

 

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