A Nursery School day

The children are at the heart of everything we do at St Piran's, and so our day is planned to reflect their individual needs and interests.

The activities planned are a careful balance of adult led and child initiated activities.  We believe that there is no area of the curriculum which cannot be enhanced through outdoor learning, and so ensure that the children benefit from free-flow opportunities throughout the day.

At the beginning of each day, parents are warmly welcomed into the setting.  This is a valuable time to share learning experiences, as well as a chance to catch up and chat informally with your child's key worker.  Throughout the week, the curriculum is enriched by specific activities, taught by the specialist staff your children will encounter throughout their whole school career.

A Typical Day in Nursery

TimeDescription
7:30am - 8:15amWrap around care is available in our Breakfast Club.
8:15amParents who would like to take advantage of our ‘Kiss and Drop’ service can arrive from 8:15am.
8:15am - 8:45amParents are warmly welcomed into the classroom, to settle the children at activities and talk to their key person.
8:45am - 9:15amChildren are invited to the carpet for a whole class circle time, which has a different focus each day.
9:15am - 11:30amChildren have the opportunity to ‘free-flow' throughout the whole Nursery setting, including outside.  During this time, the children are invited to enjoy a morning snack comprising of fruit and either milk or water.  We also take part in daily activities, including dance, PE, swimming, music and cooking.
11:30am - 12:00 noonTidy up time followed by our morning reflection time.
12:00 noonFor those children just staying at school for the morning, this is the time to go home.
12:00 noon - 1:15pmFor those children staying all day, a home-cooked lunch is provided.  Children are served their lunch ‘family style' and this is a time to chat about what has happened in the morning and lay the foundations on which good table manners are built.
1:15pm - 1:30pmChildren are invited to the carpet for a second whole class circle time.
1:30pm - 3:00pmChildren have the opportunity to ‘free-flow' throughout the Nursery, including outside. The afternoons have no timetable restraints, and so this is the time that the children begin to form relationships with their peers and lay the foundations for life-long friendships.
3:00pm - 3:30pmTidy up tome followed by afternoon reflection time.
3:30pmEnd of the Nursery day.
3:30pm - 6:00pmWrap around care is available in Extended Day.