Our Daily Routine

7.30 am - 8.00 am

Early parent/carer drop-off

8.00 am - 9.00 am

Parent/carer drop-off

Free-flow - healthy breakfast offered to the children.

9.00 am - 9.30 am

Circle time/Group sessions

Supported by the key person.

9.30 am - 10.30 am

Child initiated free play, free flow garden time

Healthy morning rolling snack.

10.30 am - 11.30 am

Child initiated focused learning

All explorations to play are offered both indoors and outdoors.

Some invitations to play include; cooking sessions, local outings, yoga sessions, literacy, mathematics, physical development, creative art sessions, celebrating cultural festivals and promoting self-care routines.

11.30 am - 12.00 pm

Lunch time

We work in partnership with parents/carers to ensure that we meet any dietary or religious food requirements that your child may have.

12.00 pm - 1.00 pm

Child initiated free play, free flow garden time

12.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Babies & Toddlers: Quiet / sleep time

1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Afternoon child initiated focused learning

All explorations to play are offered both indoors and outdoors.
Healthy afternoon rolling snack.

3.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Circle time/Group sessions

Supported by the key person.

3.30 pm - 4.00 pm

A healthy teatime

4.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Parent/carer pick-up

Child initiated free-play and group sessions,

This is a general guide to our daily routine at First Day Nursery. Your child’s routine is subject to the sessions your child attends (full day session, AM/ PM session). Personal routines remain very flexible to accommodate children’s unique needs including sleep times, milk routine for babies, nappy change routines, and also toileting needs. These always reflect the needs of the child and wishes of the parents/carer. Throughout the day children learn about the importance of personal hygiene in their daily routines – children are always encouraged and supported to wash their hands before/after mealtimes and personal care, such as wiping their nose and using the toilet.

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Continuous Provision to Learning

As children’s senses develop in the early years, they can easily become overstimulated. A big part of Curiosity Approach is making the nursery feel like home. We offer home-like spaces for children to feel safe and secure. Our environments provide children with neutral tones and soft furnishings to create a safe and calm atmosphere for children to confidently explore. Amongst the calming spaces, our children have access to a wide range of stimulating learning opportunities and a variety of resources to investigate.

Within each room there are quiet places to rest and reflect, communication-friendly spaces to talk with friends, areas designed to spark creativity and imagination, things to question and count, sensory experiences to explore, and places to read and write. Our spaces are inspired by the curiosity approach.

At First Day Nursery, we have space to play, explore and learn.
The rooms in the nursery are as follows: Baby Room (3 months – 2 years), Toddler Room (2 – 3 years), Little Learners and Pre-School Room (both of which are for 3-5 years).

Both our garden areas are used as outdoor learning spaces with a wide range of learning experiences intended to nurture your child’s imagination. Children are given the opportunity for free-flow garden time throughout the day.

Part of our ethos is providing all children and staff with a clean and healthy environment. To maintain a clean environment all staff and children change from outdoor to indoor shoes on arrival. Visitors at the nursery are provided with shoe covers to minimize cross infection.

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Our Connection to the Community

At First Day Nursery, we believe outings are a gateway to curiosity and exploration. Children naturally possess an innate sense of wonder, and our outings are designed to nurture and encourage that curiosity. By exposing them to new places, ideas, and experiences, we inspire them to ask questions, seek answers, and develop a lifelong love for learning.

Through our local outings to the fire station, dentist, GP services, learning to use public transport and visits to the local shops, we ensure children are connecting to their community and understanding the world they live in.

Supporting our local community is valued highly at First Day Nursery. We work in partnership with local independent businesses to promote their services to our parents and carers, providing parents with relevant information to access local services.

At First Day Nursery we work parallel with the Redbridge Early Years and health professionals offering parents and carers with necessary advice and support for children in our setting.

At First Day Nursery, we understand that learning goes beyond the walls of our nursery. We understand the importance of hands-on experiences and the impact they have on a child's overall development. That's why we give paramount importance to outings as an integral part of our curriculum. Our outings are carefully designed to provide children with a well-rounded experience that encompasses not only academic knowledge but also essential life skills, social development, and a deep connection with the world around them.


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