Example Daily Routine

This is an example of our daily routine at Meadow Lane Children’s Nursery. Our activities and projects change regularly depending on the children’s interest

Daily RoutineWe see children as full of potential, competent and capable of building their own theories and our daily routine integrates this. Our educators will set up an environment rich in provocations and activities that encourage the children’s curiosity, exploration, and research. The thoughtful arrangement of structures, objects and activities encourages choices, problem solving, and discoveries all in the process of learning. If you have any questions regarding our daily routine contact us.

8:00 am
The children arrive and are greeted by their key worker and other staff.
Small activities and free play take place.
8:30 am
Garden opens to begin free flow inside and outside.
9:30 am
After a tidy up together we gather in small groups and propose the morning’s sessions which may be project-based, cooking with one of our chefs, phonics or expressive art sessions as well as sharing our home experiences.
10 am
Free flow Snack bar opens. Children are encouraged to help prepare and serve the fruit and veg for themselves and each other.
11:30 am
The children gather in small groups inside and out to share and reflect their meaningful experiences from the morning. We include props and photos for reflection, encouraging the children’s thoughts and opinions.
One small group of children also help the cooks and staff to prepare lunch and set up the tables in the farm cafe.
11.45 am
The children wash their hands and serve their own delicious lunch with the help from our educators.
12:30 pm
Sleepy children get cosy for a nap in the sleeping area with soft music and the other children gather together for quiet time or a story.
1 pm (morning session ends, parents arrive to collect and have a thorough handover of their child’s day and special experiences)
The garden opens again for free flow play indoors and outside.
1:30 pm
Afternoon session starts, children arrive and are greeted by their key worker and other staff.
2 pm
Afternoon focused sessions with key workers, such as time in the farm school, allotments or art area, alongside free flow activities.
2:15 pm
Free flow snack bar re-opens. Children are encouraged to help prepare and serve the fruit and veg for themselves and others.
3:30 pm
After a tidy together the children gather together in small groups to share and reflect their experiences from the afternoon whilst enjoying an afternoon snack.
4:30 pm
Garden and decking reopen for free flow play.
5.45 – 6 pm
Quiet wind down activities such as stories, large drawings, watercolour painting and sensory projections in the atelier area. Parents arrive and have a thorough handover of their child’s day and special experiences from a key worker or regular member of staff.