Nursery Curriculum and Timetable

The Nursery Curriculum

The Nursery curriculum is called a “cradle curriculum”, which means it is based on the children’s interests and is subject to change.

Children in Nursery do not have specific “lessons”, they take part in tasks that aid the development of one or more of the following areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Some of these tasks are child-led and others are adult-directed.   Adult-directed tasks are called “focus tasks”.  Children’s achievements in class are recorded in their Learning Journeys.

 

The Nursery Timetable

The nursery day is broken down as follows:

Daily routine for the morning session

8.30           E.R.I.C.*

8.45           Greeting time/ Circle time

9.10           Planning time

9.20           Free flow (including focus tasks)

10.05         Tidy up time

10.20         Small circle time (including recall)

10.30         Milk and snack time

10.45          Outdoor time

11.05          Tidy up time

11.15          Story time

11.30         End of session

 

Daily routine for the afternoon session

12.15          E.R.I.C.*

12.30         Greeting time/ Circle time

12.55         Planning time

13.05         Free flow (including focus tasks)

13.50         Tidy up time

14.05         Small circle time (including recall)

14.15          Milk and snack time

14.30         Outdoor time

14.50         Tidy up time

15.00         Story time

15.15         End of session

 

Daily routine for children attending full days

8.30           E.R.I.C.*

8.45           Greeting time/ Circle time

9.10           Planning time

9.20           Free flow (including focus tasks)

10.05         Tidy up time

10.20         Small circle time (including recall)

10.30         Milk and snack time

10.45          Outdoor time

11.05          Tidy up time

11.15          Story time

11.30         Toiletting/ hand washing

11.40          Lunch

12.15          E.R.I.C.*

12.30         Greeting time/ Circle time

12.55         Planning time

13.05         Free flow (including focus tasks)

13.50         Tidy up time

14.05         Small circle time (including recall)

14.15          Milk and snack time

14.30         Outdoor time

14.50         Tidy up time

15.00         Story time

15.15         End of session

*E.R.I.C – Everyone Reading In Class