A day in the nursery

It is only natural that you want to understand what a typical day in the nursery might look like. On arrival you and your child will be welcomed into either the Baby and Toddler Room or if an older child then the Open Plan Room of the nursery. Breakfast is available from 8.00am until 8.45am and comprises of cereal, milk and a drink. We encourage the children to sit down together to enjoy their breakfast although some children may prefer to play for a while before settling down to breakfast. At approximately 9.00am the children have a choice of going outside to play or continuing with indoor activities before settling into their groups to enjoy a day of varied activities. The toddlers and babies also have access to the outside play area at different times of the day A light healthy snack is served at 10.00am after which the children settle back into their activities. Lunch which comprises of two courses is served between 11.30am and 11.45am and is prepared by the College caterers. All diets are catered for and the food is prepared daily. During the afternoon the younger children are offered a sleep while the rest of the children continue their daily activities. A light afternoon tea is served between 3.30pm and 3.45pm, after which the children continue with their play and planned activities.
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
At The Radmoor Nursery EYFS underpins all areas of our curriculum, practice and policies led by the EYFS guiding principles which are:
  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers
  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates
The EYFS aims to ensure that all children have the best start in life and applies to all children from birth to five years. The EYFS framework sets out welfare and developmental goals and key areas of learning around which activities should be based. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum concentrates on the following seven areas:
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive arts and design
A ‘Learning Journey’ folder is compiled for all children throughout their time at the nursery and activities and learning and social developments are related back to EYFS aims. The ‘Learning Journey’ documents your child’s progression and where applicable how they are being prepared for the transition to school. Before your child moves on to school a final report will be written and the folder can be passed onto their school to enable continuity of development.