East Thurrock Kids Club

There is a 24 hour answerphone and office is open from 8am to 6pm every day

A Typical Nursery Day

We strongly believe that Learning through play encourages a child’s confidence and develops all are of their learning, in line with the Governments Early Years Foundation Stage strategy. All activities are planned through careful observation of the children’s needs and evolve as the children get closer to starting school.  They are linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Time Activity
7.30am until 8.30am

Breakfast is served. Children are in Yellow and Red Room.

Children take part in play activities until the preschool morning starts.

8.45 am or 12.15 pm

Start of the Preschool Day.  Doors are opened and children are encouraged to place their name card onto the registration board on arrival.  The register is called.  The children will take part in show and tell time or a story / song time

(Times may vary slightly in each room)
9.00 am or 12.30 pm

In the moment Play.  Children select play activities as well as adult led play where keypersons work with individual children’s needs and next steps. Construction, arts and crafts, role play mark making and messy plays are some of the continuous provision available for all children. For our youngest children lots of sensory play will be important to their play and learning.

10 am or 1.30 pm

Snack time  The children wash their hands and sit down in small groups with an adult for snack.  This is either fruit or a healthy alternative, with milk and water to drink.  This is an enjoyable, social time with lots of interaction and chatting.

10.30 am or 2 pm

Outside time We try to ensure the children are outside as much as possible.  Factors such as weather and age of children may affect this.  All sorts of activities can be available outside.

Throughout the session

Keyperson Activities  The children have time within each session with their keyperson and this may be individual or in small groups. Keypersons will help children’s learning by extending play.  For example asking them to share out the plates in role play may help with numbers, colours, social skills, speech etc.

11.30 am or 3.00 pm

Round up and carpet time  We talk about our day and the things that we have enjoyed.  We sing songs and listen to a story.

11.45 am or 3.15 pm

Home time for sessional care children Children put on their coats, to await collection by their parent or carer.

3.15 pm until 3.45 pm

Green and Orange room children who are staying move down to the Nursery in Red Room. Children take part in a range of free play activities

3.45 pm until 4.15 pm

Dinner time The evening meal is served

4.15 pm until 5 pm

Focus activities Children are encouraged to take part in small groups in a wide range of activities.  For example painting, gluing, sand, water and dough along with construction, math's games, role play, emergent writing and board games.

5 pm until 5.15 pm

Story and rhyme time

5.15 pm until 6.15pm

Free play activities

Limits may be introduced on space and mixing of children if there is a local or national change to the COVID instructions.  We have designed rooms that can be returned to Pods if necessary and these will be reintroduced only if needed. 

Parents for the current Academic year need to understand that these may be introduced at short notice but parents will be informed as soon as possible.

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