Children are welcomed into our setting and greeted by name by every staff member. Staff are on hand to offer support if needed. Children hang there coats up and put away their bags and lunch boxes. They then wash their hands before greeting their friends and selecting where to play.
Children join their teachers on our carpet to welcome each other. Children select their written name from a table and place it on our themed board to show they are here. Our lead teacher then takes the register giving each child a high five! Together, we count how many friends are in today.
The children are asked what they would like to explore during the day and it is written on our task board with the childs name next to it. The children then enjoy free play.
Free flow play
At Moulton Nursery School children are in charge of their own learning and are encouraged to lead and select their own play. Our experienced staff then enrich this play with support as and when is needed. Children have access to both our indoor and outdoor areas with our open door policy.
Areas are set up with high quality resources to encourage active thinking, imaginative play and social development. Typically children will have access to our art area filled with paints, glue, texture paper and collage material. A messy tuff tray filled with well thought out themes relating to children's current interests. Our role play area is equppied with a beautiful kitchen and home corner. Outside children enjoy our pirate ship, sandpit, water play, sports equipment and much more.
Children are encouraged to select their snack from our snack trolley and have a drink. We encourage children to do this independantly however we keep a close watch over the children to make sure they are eating and drinking to maintain healthy bodies. Staff always supervise snack time.
Free flow play/adult led activity
At this point in the day our older pre school children will take part in an adult led activity such as P.E, baking, speech and language interventions (if needed) community walks or trips into school to visit their class teacher.
Following this they will continue with free flow play of their choice.
Children all wash their hands and find their name to sit down and eat lunch. Older children are encouraged to open sandwiches and food items independantly in preparation for school however, staff are always there to help and support your child. Younger children have adult support.
Children love to share the jokes off their yoghurts and it gives a lovely sense of family as we enjoy these moments together. When children have finished eating they are asked to wash their hands and choose a book on the carpet while we wait for everyone to finish eating.
Afternoon check in and quiet time
After lunch the children return to the carpet for an afternoon check in. The register is taken again and we look at our task board and discuss what we have enjoyed from the morning, we then add more plans to our board. The teacher will read a story and sing with the children to allow quiet time for their lunch to digest.
Child led play
Children go back to continue their play choosing what and how they want to play. This time oftens gives children chance to embed what they have been exploring and learning from the morning making their learning experince rich.
Put things back time
14:15 sees tidy up time, we ask children to put toys back in their place. Children are given a 5 minute warning before being asked to do this so they can end what they are doing. Staff use this opportunity to praise children for looking after their environment.
Time to come together and say goodbye
Children are invited back to the carpet where they take part in a discussion about their day. We re-visit our task board and discuss what we have enjoyed as well as what we have found tricky and how we got help with those things. Children then enjoy a story before finally taking part in singing nursery rhymes and our goodbye song.
Children are collected and parents can talk to key workers about there child if they need to.