Elmstead Nursery




Each day is split into sessions, as follows:-


Morning Session          8.55am to 11.30am



Lunch Session       11.30am to 1.00pm   (over 3s only)



Afternoon Session       1.00pm to 3.30pm  



Special Afternoon Sessions


Wednesday: Forest School Club - a great opportunity for the children to experience learning in the outdoor environment.


Friday: Cookery Club - children will be making many different types of food to eat and bring home.



A typical day is a mixture of adult-led and child-led activities.


The children can choose from a wide range of activities appropriate for their age and stages of development. We offer activities in all the areas of learning as specified in the Early Years Foundation Stage. These promote development in the following areas: Personal Social and Emotional, Communication, Physical, Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.


During many of our sessions, we operate a free flow system when the children can choose to play indoors or out.


Mat time is when the children come together as a whole group for singing, story, showing, and the letter of the week. The nursery curriculum incorporates a weekly theme and children are encouraged to contribute to the sessions by bringing in objects connected with that week's topic or letter.


Parents are provided with half term plans which outline the proposed weekly themes and activities. These are flexible and may change depending on the childrens' interest and requirements.


At lunchtimes, children can bring their own packed lunch or choose to have a hot dinner provided by the School kitchens (at a cost of £2.20).