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St Hilda’s Nursery 3-4 Years

Our Nursery is known as Kittiwakes and is for boys and girls who are rising 4 years old. Three highly experienced Early Years Practitioners provide exceptional care and teaching, planning exciting and innovative experiences. These are delivered through a balanced range of adult-led and child-initiated learning, within the classroom environment, the outdoor learning area and are further enhanced with planned outings within the local community. All these activities and experiences adhere to the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework and provide the children with a range of opportunities that allow them to achieve secure development in all the seven areas of learning. Children’s individual needs are taken into account at every stage and each child is supported to achieve their very best outcomes.

A typical day in the life of a Nursery child:

8:15-8:45 Busy Fingers – activities to strengthen hands and fingers
8:45-9:00 Welcome and Register, Nursery jobs, Daily Routine, Weather, Days of the Week
9:00-9:30 Adult led activity including Jolly Phonics, French, Maths, Literacy, Outdoor Learning
9:30-10:20 Outside Child Initiated Learning, (ChIL)
10:20-10:50 Snack Time – healthy snack provided
10:50-11:00 Daily Singing Time
11:00-11:30 Inside Child Initiated Learning, (ChIL), twice a week Music lessons with a specialist teacher, once a week PE with a specialist teacher
11:30-11:45 Story time, Star of the Day, ‘What’s Next’ certificates, Music and Movement
11:45-12:00 Quiet reading and story time
12:00 Morning only children dismissal, lunch for those staying

The Afternoon Session runs daily and follows a similar routine to the Morning Session.

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28 Douglas Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2ES