Breakfast Club

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Morning routine

Girls in Nursery and welcomed into school from 7:15am via our Breakfast Club or from 8am through our Kiss and Drop system. All Nursery girls gather in the Holt Hall Foyer where they are supervised by a member of the Early Years team.  The girls go up to class at 8:25am where they are encouraged to independently put their belongings away and self register.


Nursery opens at 8:25am ready for registration


Carpet time


Carpet time

We talk about what activities we have in the classroom each day and any special crafts the girls are doing. This is the time of day we will have an input on phonics, mathematics or current world events. It is also a time for show and tell, discussing our topic and celebrations like our birthday crown and song.  Sometimes Nursery attend whole school assemblies or important celebrations with the whole school.


Snack time and
outside play

Independent Learning

Throughout a typical day in Nursery and Reception, girls will play and explore, make choices, think creatively, learn new things and learn to persevere when things don’t go to plan. Relationships are formed and built and we prioritise the girls safety, happiness and wellbeing.  In Nursery and Reception we cover the seven areas of learning: communication and language, literacy, mathematics, expressive arts and design, personal social and emotional, physical development, and understanding of the world. We have zones in the classroom dedicated to each of these learning areas, the girls can also access their own activities as they use picture labelling to find the resources they would like to use.


Small groups and individual teaching

Within the seven areas of learning, all our individual and small group work is tailored to the current level of each individual girl. Our staff know each girl and what her next step is so each activity helps to move her on.


Clubs or time in the playground



Colourful vegetarian lasagne, roast chicken with all the trimmings, warming tomato soup or maybe just a simple jacket with beans. Our catering team serve up a range of options for staff and girls every day and cater for all dietary requirements. Fresh fruit, vegetarian jelly and yogurt are always available alongside the dessert of the day. Then time to play in the Early Years garden.


Afternoon registration


Tidy up time


Forest School

Our extensive grounds and woodland setting allows us to provide an outstanding outdoor learning experience, using tools and natural resources to bring learning to life!


End of the day for Nursery

Stay and Play

During the year, there are several opportunities for you to visit your daughter’s learning environment to experience first hand their morning routine. Parents are encouraged to work with their daughters to complete various activities and showcase their learning.


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