The pre-school room is for children aged 3 to 5 years
Daily room routine
◾ 8.45am: nursery opens
◾ 8.45-10.00am: free play
◾ 10.00am: group time and snack
◾ 10.15am: adult led activities and outings
◾ 11.30am: lunch time
◾ 12.30pm: brush teeth and sleep time
◾ 2.30- 3.00pm: wake up and free play
◾ 3.15pm: tea time
◾ 4.00pm: finish any activities and free play
◾ 5.45pm: tidy up time
◾ 6.15pm: nursery closes
A child's typical day in Hungry Hippos
Sarah loves coming to the nursery. Today she ran straight to her play room looking for me, I gave her a big hug. She waved goodbye to her dad and began to tell me all about her practice runs for sports day. I said I had a surprise for her: "Great! We're going to Lincoln's Inn Fields later, so you can show me how well you run".
I held hands with Sarah all the way there, because she said she didn’t want to be in walking reins. As we approached the road she shouted: "Everyone stop and wait for the green man!".
When we reached the park, Sarah dashed towards the tall oak tree and ran around it, chased by her friends from the nursery. She fell to the ground laughing, her friends landing on top of her in a big bundle.
"Let's race now", she said, and ran to Nursery Assistant Anthony, who'd prepared a start line for the race. Each child was encouraged to run on their own, then to race each other. "On your marks, get set, go" and off she ran, cheered on by her friends. "Yay, I'm fast" she said when she crossed the line (she came in sixth place, but it didn’t matter). "I'm going to run back to Anthony even faster" she said, and off she went. This time she came in fourth. "Well done, Sarah!", we all said.
Back at nursery Sarah said that she was going to eat all her own dinner and mine on top. "Oh no you're not", I said "Oh yes I am", she replied laughing.
She sat at the table next to her friend Michelle and put her wrap on her plate, then spooned some chicken salsa onto it and tried to roll it up. Sarah and Michelle laughed together as the chicken oozed out onto the plate.
After lunch Sarah showed me how well she brushed her teeth. "My teeth are really white now". She then settled down for rest time.
Free play is one of Sarah's favorites time as she can choose whatever she would like to play with.
All the children (and adults) were tired out from the day’s exercise, and Sarah’s eyes were already closing when her parents' came to pick her up