Example Daily Routine

This is an example of our daily routine at Meadow Lane Childrena��s Nursery.A�Our activities and projects change regularly depending on the childrena��s interesta��

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 provocation`s and activities that encourage the childrena��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.

7:30amA�(Early drop-off only)
A choice of home-made bread or muffins are served for breakfast.
8:00am
The children arrive and are greeted by their key worker and other staff.
Small activities and free play take place.
8:30am
Garden opens to begin free flow inside and outside.
9:30am
After a tidy up together we gather in small groups and propose the morninga��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.
10am
Free flow Snack bar opens. Children are encouraged to help prepare and serve the fruit and veg for themselves and each other.
11:30am
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 childrena��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.
11.45am
The children wash their hands and serve their own delicious lunch with the help from our educators.
12:30pm
Sleepy children get cosy for a nap in the sleep area with soft music and the other children gather together for quiet time or a story.
1pmA�(morning session ends, parents arrive to collect and have a thorough handover of their childa��s day and special experiences)
The garden opens again for free flow play indoors and outside.
1:30pm
Afternoon session starts, children arrive and are greeted by their key worker and other staff.
2pm
Afternoon focused sessions with key workers, such as time in the farm school, allotments or art area, alongside free flow activities.
2:15pm
Free flow snack bar re-opens. Children are encouraged to help prepare and serve the fruit and veg for themselves and others.
3:30pm
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.
4:30pm
Garden and decking reopens for free flow play.
5.45 a�� 6pm
Quiet wind down activities such as stories, large drawings, water colour painting and sensory projections in the atelier area. Parents arrive and have a thorough handover of their childa��s day and special experiences from key worker or regular member of staff.