A typical day at Barnet Hill Nursery

Arrival: The children arrive to the nursery at 8.30am where they are welcomed by staff and friends and settle in with free choice play.

Registration / Circle time: Children start their day by reading their morning duwas. The register is then taken so that the teacher and school are aware of which children are in school and who has not come in.

Circle time: This is part of the daily routine when all the children and staff meet together to discuss about the day, date, weather, month and season. They also do action rhymes, sing songs, exchange news and tell stories.

Morning activities: All children are naturally curious, questioning and eager to learn and to encourage this curiosity the Nursery staff at BHA carefully organise timetables full of different activities every day. One thing is for certain: the more variety there is on offer, the more your child will learn, and the more they will enjoy it!

Some of our activities include:  

  • Painting and drawing
  • Messy play
  • Sand and water play
  • Floor play
  • Outdoor play
  • Being imaginative and Role play
  • Construction
  • Whole class / group and independent activities (this includes Literacy, Mathematics and everyday phonics).
  • Malleable play
  • Free choice play

EYFS Curriculum

To make sure every child develops to their full potential we follow the statutory Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) curriculum   which is a Government framework focusing on the development and learning for children from birth up to the age of five. The national curriculum as taught by all early years setting, this contains seven areas of learning which are as follows:

1. Personal Social and Emotional Development - PSED

2. Communication and Language - CL

3. Physical development - PD

4. Mathematics - M

5. Literacy - L

6. Expressive Arts and Design - EAD

7. Understanding the World - UW

Each area of learning and development is implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and relate to others. Play helps them to understand the world around them and to develop socially and emotionally. Children learn by leading their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults.