Children

We welcome children aged from 10 months to five years.

Rooms

The nursery rooms are arranged over three floors. Each room caters for a particular age range.

Orange Group is based on the lower ground floor of the nursery and caters for children aged between 10 months and 2 ½ years.

Lemon Group is based on the raised ground floor of the nursery and caters for children aged between 2yrs and 3¼yrs.

Pear Group is based on the first floor of the nursery and caters for children aged between 3 and 5 years. Here, the Early Years Teacher prepares the children for the transition from nursery to school.

Daily routine

We know that children benefit from routine. Breaks, activities and garden play are therefore held at the same time every day, enabling children to feel secure about the day’s events.  

Drinking water is available in all the rooms and children are actively encouraged to drink water throughout the day. There are regular snack times throughout the day, when children are offered water, milk, or a non-dairy alternative.

ORANGE ROOM LEMON ROOM PEAR ROOM
8.30-9.00am Breakfast 8.30-9.00am Breakfast 8.30-9.00am Breakfast
9.15-10.00am Free play/ planned activities outside 9.00-9.10am Group time
9.10-10.15am Free play/ planned activities inside
9.00-9.30am Register and circle Time
9.30-10.15am Free play/ planned activities outside
10.15-10.30am Snack
10.30-11.30am Free play/ planned activities inside
10.15-10.30am Snack
10.30-11.30am Free play/ planned activities outside
10.15-11.15am Free play/ planned activities inside
11.15-11.30am Stories, singing & music
11.30-12.00pm Lunch 11.30-12.00pm Lunch 11.30-12.00pm Lunch
12.00-2.00pm Rest time 12.00-2.00pm Rest time 12.00-1.30pm Quiet activities
1.30-1.45pm Register and circle Time
2.00-3.30pm Free play/ planned activities inside 2.00-3.30pm Free play/ planned activities inside 1.45-2.45pm Free play/ planned activities outside
2.45-3.45pm Free play/ planned activities inside
3.30-4.00pm Tea 3.30-4.00pm Tea 3.45-4.15pm Tea
4.15-5.20pm Free play/ planned activities outside 4.15-5.20pm Free play/ planned activities outside 4.15-4.30pm Stories, singing & music
4.30-5.20pm Free play/ planned activities inside
5.20-5.30pm Parents pick up 5.20-5.30pm Parents pick up 5.20-5.30pm Parents pick up
5.30pm Nursery closes 5.30pm Nursery closes 5.30pm Nursery closes
Nappy Changes
Children’s nappies are checked and changed regularly at ‘nappy time’ intervals throughout day.

Activities
Activities as set up ready for children when they wake up or have finished eating.

Drinking Water
Water is available within the room throughout the day and is offered to the children frequently.
Nappy Changes
Children’s nappies are checked and changed regularly at ‘nappy time’ intervals throughout day.

Activities
Activities as set up ready for children when they wake up or have finished eating.

Drinking Water
Water is available within the room throughout the day and is offered to the children frequently.
Snack Bar
The Pear group have access to a rolling snack bar throughout the day and are actively encouraged to access the water and snacks offered.

Meal times

Breakfast – 8.30am – 9.00am
Morning Snack – 10.00am – 10.30am
Lunch – 11.30am – 12.15pm
Afternoon Snack – 2.00pm – 2.15pm
High Tea – 3.30pm – 4.00pm

Meal times are an important sharing time for the children and staff within the group. Children are encouraged help themselves to a range of foods, including fresh fruit and vegetables. All meals are carefully planned and freshly prepared on site by our nursery chef, who caters for individual dietary requirements. Our aim is to provide children with a healthy balanced diet, while introducing exciting dishes from around the world. Lunchtime meals include Mushroom & Pepper Risotto with Flat Bread, Chicken & Plum Tagine with Couscous and Steamed Cod & Roasted Vegetables in Tomato Sauce.

Outdoor space

The nursery has a large secure garden, giving children the opportunity to play outside. Whether it’s rain or shine, the children have plenty of protection from the elements to continue enjoying their activities.

Outings

Children attending our nursery regularly have the opportunity to take part in outings. Children frequently visit the local parks, libraries, museums and shops. We also organise excursions for the older children to places such as Cotswold Wildlife Park, the Earth Trust, Beale Park and the Pegasus Theatre.

Key Person Approach

In order to ensure every child in the nursery is given the appropriate level of attention and care, a key person is appointed for each child. A key person is a named member of staff assigned to an individual child to support their development and act as the key point of contact for the child and their parents. The key person has special responsibilities for working with a small number of children and helps build and develop positive relationships with children.

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USEFUL INFO


“Promotion of children’s wellbeing is outstanding and their behaviour is excellent”

Ofsted inspection report November 2023