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A Day at Woodlands Nursery

Staff ensure that every day at Woodlands Nursery is varied and fun, using their extensive experience to deliver a balanced and engaging routine for the the children to enjoy.  Each day combines indoor and outdoor play, child-initiated and teacher-directed activities, and sporting and creative exploits, all designed to support pupils’ physical, personal, social, emotional and educational development.

We make the most of our woodland setting and regular Forest School sessions, led by our qualified, experienced and passionate Forest School Leader, help to deepen children’s curiosity, build resilience, and encourage risk-taking in a safe environment.

Members of staff from the main school regularly visit Woodlands during the week – the Head, Mr Balfour and Deputy Head Mr Bullock are frequent visitors, popping in for assemblies or story-times, and members of PE and Music Departments introduce the Woodlanders to specialist lessons.

A sample day at Woodlands is shown below:

Time Actvity
0730 - 0815 Optional Breakfast Club in the main School for children accompanied by parents or carers
0825 Woodlands opens. Breakfast available until 8.45am
0825 - 0855 Child-Initiated Play – inside and outside
0855 - 0920 Phonics Groups & Story and Rhyme Time Groups
0925 - 1015 Music / P.E. / Forest School / Cooking
1015 - 1110 Child-Initiated Play – inside and outside - including Morning Snack
1115 - 1145 Key Group Learning
1150 - 1315 Lunch and walk
1315 Half-day children leave
1315 - 1330 Registration and Maths
1330 - 1420 Child-Initiated Play – inside and outside
1420 Afternoon Snack
1430 - 1505 Active Learning Session (Art & Crafts / Forest time / Science / Maths / In The Moment Session / Environmental Education)
1510 - 1535 Story Time and Home time