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St Gabriel’s

St Gabriel’s

Nursery Day

Each room follows its own routine; however, this is extremely flexible to suit the needs and interests of the children, making each day a spontaneous and thrilling learning adventure.

Children love playing outside and outdoor learning is an integral part of the educational experience for all children in our care. The huge purpose-built canopies allow all rooms to have access to the outdoor environment whatever the weather.

In addition, the school has 33 acres of grounds for the children to explore throughout the year and one of their favourite sessions is Outdoor Education, where they experience exhilarating activities such as obstacle courses in the woods, outdoor cooking, den-building and tree climbing.

We provide a range of meals and drinks throughout the day, which are freshly prepared and cooked in the school's kitchen. 

Please see our menus for this week's meal choices.

At mealtimes, staff sit with the children to encourage conversation and support the development of social skills.  To further develop their independence, in the Toddler and Pre-School Rooms, serving dishes are placed on the table and children help themselves to their food.

All parents have access to ParentZone, allowing you to view your child's learning journey at any time.  Each day your child attends the nursery our staff will add to their time line, giving information on the food they have eaten at meal times, nappy changes, sleep periods, observations and activities.  Photographs are regularly uploaded of activities children have taken part in during their session.

BABY ROOM DAY

The routines in all the rooms are flexible but the table below will give you an indication of a typical Baby Room day. 

7.30am

8.00am

NURSERY OPENS & BREAKFAST

8.00am

9.00am

Free Play with Adult Interaction

9.00am

9.10am

Adult Led Group Time & Welcome*

9.10am

9.30am

SNACK TIME

9.30am

11.10am

Free Flow Play**

11.10am

11.30am

Adult Led Group Time*

11.30am

12.20pm

LUNCH

12.20pm

2.00pm

SLEEP TIME/QUIET PLAY/FREE PLAY

2.00pm

3.20pm

Free Flow Play**

3.20pm

3.30pm

Story Time or Singing

3.30pm

4.00pm

TEA

4.00pm

5.45pm

Free Flow Play**

5.45pm

6.00pm

SNACK

6.00pm

6.30pm

Free Play / Stories / Nursery Closes

Throughout the day, the children learn personal hygiene routines and how to care for themselves.

* Adult Led Group time includes singing, music-making, dance or story time with the librarian.

** Free Flow Play takes place in the nursery but is sometimes replaced by activities in the wider school grounds.

babies outdoor play

baby room

TODDLER ROOM DAY

The routines in all the rooms are flexible but the table below will give you an indication of a typical Toddler Room day. 

7.30am

8.00am

NURSERY OPENS & BREAKFAST

8.00am

8.40am

Free Play Activities

8.40am

8.50am

Tidy Up Time

8.50am

9.00am

Group Time (Hello song & day board)

9.00am

9.15am

Group Activity*

9.15am

9.30am

SNACK TIME

9.30am

10.40am

Free Flow Play**

10.40am

11.10am

Outdoor Play

11.10am

11.35am

Group Activity*

11.35am

12.20pm

LUNCH

12.20pm

2.00pm

SLEEP TIME/QUIET PLAY/FREE PLAY

2.00pm

3.10pm

Free Flow Play**

3.10pm

3.30pm

Outdoor Play

3.30pm

3.45pm

Group Activity*

3.45pm

4.30pm

TEA

4.30pm

5.45pm

Free Play / Outdoor Activities

5.45pm

6.00pm

SNACK

6.00pm

6.30pm

Free Play / Stories / Nursery Closes

Throughout the day, the children learn personal hygiene routines and how to care for themselves.

* Group activities include singing, music-making, dance or story time with the librarian.

** Free Flow Play takes place in the nursery but is sometimes replaced by activities in the wider school grounds.

outdoor playcooking in sandleford nursery

 

PRE-SCHOOL ROOM DAY

The routines in all the rooms are flexible but the table below will give you an indication of a typical Pre-School Room day.  Please request the Pre-School Room timetable for specialist lessons. 

7.30am

8.00am

NURSERY OPENS & BREAKFAST

8.00am

8.45am

Free Play Activities

8.45am

9.00am

Welcome Time (register & day board)

9.00am

9.35am

Group Activity*

9.35am

9.50am

SNACK TIME

9.50am

10.30am

Free Flow (child & adult initiated activities)

10.30am

11.15am

Outdoor Free Play

11.15am

11.30am

Group Activity*

11.30am

11.45am

Group Time (stories or singing)

11.45am

12.45pm

LUNCH

12.45pm

1.00pm

QUIET TIME

1.00pm

1.30pm

Outdoor Free Play

1.30pm

1.50pm

Circle Time, Number Time & School Readiness

1.50pm

2.25pm

Ring Games / Instruments

2.25pm

3.00pm

Free Flow (child & adult initiated activities)

3.00pm

3.30pm

Group Activity*

3.30pm

3.45pm

Group Time (Show & Tell / Shiny Star Assembly)

3.45pm

4.15pm

TEA

4.15pm

5.30pm

Free Play

5.30pm

5.45pm

Stories & Singing

5.45pm

6.00pm

SNACK

6.00pm

6.30pm

Free Play / Stories / Nursery Closes

Throughout the day, the children learn personal hygiene routines and how to care for themselves.

* Group activities include singing, music-making, drama, dance or story time with the librarian

outdoor learning