A Typical Day

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Our school day runs from 7.30 am until 6.30 pm. Children in the nursery have the option to attend part-time or full-time.

Time
7.45-9am Children arrive and settle in
9.00am Children are asked to choose from one of two rooms where a variety of activities are on offer.
Caterpillar Room: Painting, water play, playdough, sand, role-play, practical life
Butterfly Room: Literacy, numeracy, puzzles and ICT
10.15am Tidy Up Time
Each child is encouraged to take part in tidying up the environment
10.30am Circle Time
Register is taken. The group focuses on an aspect of the day’s theme
10.45am Elevenses
Fruit, milk and biscuits are eaten in the Caterpillar Room
11.00am Outside Time
Children are free to enjoy the woods and outside play equipment. (If it is raining, the children take part in construction play or indoor physical activities)
11.50am Return Inside
Children change shoes and wash hands. This is followed by story and music time
12.30pm End of Morning Session
Home time for some children. Lunchtime for children staying for the afternoon.
1.00pm Quiet Time
Rest time for children who need it
1.30pm Afternoon Registration
Circle Time
2.00pm Inside Play
Stories and activities based on the day’s theme
2.45pm Outdoor Play
Children are taken on a walk or take part in outdoor activities in Rye St Antony’s beautiful 12 acre grounds
3.30pm Return Inside
Children have a snack and those who go home at this time are collected
3.45-6.00pm Extended Day
After School Care is provided for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children