Typical day

All our nurseries have their own unique characteristics, but all provide safe, secure and stimulating environment for your child to develop. Every day is different at each nursery but the following is a typical day.

Drop off and breakfast

Morning starts with the drop off of children at various times.
Breakfast is offered to early arrivals.
Our nursery teams are experienced in settling children into nursery.


Because our nursery teams will get to know your child well, they will encourage them to join in or select an activity or area of play that they particularly enjoy. After your child has settled into their surroundings drinks and healthy snacks are offered throughout the morning.

Lunch time

Lunch is generally around 11.45am. We place great importance in eating in sociable groupings, talking about our meal, and making it a relaxing and enjoyable time for everyone. Our staff  eat with the children where possible. Some of our nurseries offer a nutritious and healthy cooked two course lunch while others offer the option of bringing a packed lunch.

Sleep time

Younger babies will probably need a number of sleeps during the day, and 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.


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 3.15pm the children sit down to a light tea – usually such things as humus, cucumber with pitta bread, sandwiches, egg on toast,  beans on toast and the children’s favourite-  tomato soup and fresh baked bread.

Home time

When you arrive to take your child home, our nursery teams will be available to share any information about their day, pass on any important messages and to chat with you about what they are learning and how they are developing.