A typical morning at nursery

8:45 Drop off

Time for nursery! Remember to bring with you a snack and a water bottle. If you are staying for the afternoon session, you’ll also need your packed lunch. Bring some spare pants or spare nappies, and spare trousers just in case we get messy today!

When you arrive, you can put your lunchbox on the trolley, and the rest of your things in your pigeonhole. Your key person will always come and greet you when you arrive.

If you’re new to nursery, or you need a little help to feel brave, your mum or dad or other special grown up can come in and stay with us at nursery for the morning. Once you feel ready to stay by yourself, then you can say goodbye to your special grown up and stay with your key person and your friends until it’s home time.

8:45 – 10:15 Playtime

We start our day with play! We love to play outside, so remember your hat, your wellies, your waterproofs. We always have an indoor activity ready too, like cutting and sticking, painting or playdough. 

If you feel confused, or worried, or sad, or if you just need to use the toilet, or you need a new nappy, your key person can help you with all of these things. When you first start, they’ll try to notice these things, even if you don’t say. As you get to know each other better and better, you and you key person will get better and better at understanding one another!

10:15 – 10:30 Music and movement

 Time to come inside. Your key person will help you wash your hands. Then you can join your friends on the mat. We’ll sing some songs, dance and stretch! You can always choose how much you want to join in. Sometimes you might like to sing and dance and jump, sometimes you might like to watch quietly.

10:30- 11:00 Snack time

Are you hungry? Let’s wash our hands again. Your key person will help you find your snack box on the trolley, and then you can come and sit at the table with your key group friends. You can choose milk or water to drink, there will be fruit and rice cakes, or popcorn, or breadsticks to share too.

11:00 – 11:30 Playtime

Time for some more play. What do you want to try? We could try the sandpit, or zoom on the bikes and cars. We could go on a bug hunt, or build an invention! Would you like to read a story?

11:30 – 11:45 Group time

Time to sit together in our key base groups. We might read a book together, or sing a song together. and we’ll talk about our morning. What did we do this morning? How do you feel and how do your friends feel? Some children are staying on for the afternoon session, some children are going home now, and some children are just arriving! It’s time to say some goodbyes, some hellos, and get prepared for our afternoon.

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Lake Street Nursery

Hinksey Park, Lake Street, Oxford, OX1 4RP 
01865 727939

MON, THU, FRI: 8:45am – 2:45pm
TUE, WED, THUR: 8:45am – 5:15pm

Registered Charity No. 1174863, Ofsted No. EY557982