Your Child’s Day

Your child’s day will consist of lots of fun, exciting and engaging activities and, experiences where he/she can learn, play and develop in various areas. We focus efforts on developing children in 7 key areas as outlined in the new and revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is a government framework for learning. The aim is to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to learn through high quality play to the best of their ability. Here at Rising Stars Nursery & Daycare, we recognise that every child develops at a different pace therefore, we strive to cater to the individual needs of the child with regards to the seven areas of learning and development. Below is a snap shot of your child’s day…

Drop Off and Breakfast Time

Morning starts with the hustle and bustle of arrivals, with breakfast being offered to the early birds. Our nursery teams are experienced in settling children into nursery so drop off is a crucial time for you to update us on whether your child has slept or whether they have woken up upset for any reason.

Morning

The morning consists of child and adult led activities. There is also a time for children to have special time with their key persons to further extend their learning in more specific ways. They are encouraged to join in or select an activity or area of play that they particularly enjoy.

Lunch

Lunch is generally around 11.30am. Lunch is a social occasion for us. As far as possible, the staff seat and eat with the children. They talk about the meal, making it a relaxing and enjoyable time for everyone. We aim to ensure your child enjoys a wide range of healthy meals.

Sleep Time

Younger babies will probably need a number of sleeps during the day, as they get older, this will reduce to one sleep, usually after lunch. We will always endeavour to enable your child to sleep when they want to, and will also work with you to establish a routine that suits their specific needs.

Afternoon

Throughout the afternoon your child will enjoy a range of activities designed to enable them to play and explore, discover and grow, learn and understand. Every activity will be tailored to their liking and they will be encouraged to build their confidence and understanding though praise, recognition and support.

Tea Time

At about 3.30pm the children sit down to tea, although a little lighter than lunch, this meal is balanced, delicious and filling.

Home Time

When you arrive to take your child home, our staff will be available to share information about your child, pass on any important messages and to chat with you about what they are learning and how they are developing. We will only allow your child to leave with an appointed person unless you have informed us otherwise and completed the necessary documentation. We will require evidence of the person’s identity on arrival at the Nursery and an agreed password will be asked for. It is important that your child is collected promptly at the agreed time. Please contact the Nursery if you know you are going to be late. Late collection fees apply.