At Marlborough Day Nursery we plan each day to nurture your child’s imagination and build their confidence through praise, recognition and support. The overall structure and rhythm of the day is designed to encourage them to flourish and naturally inspire them to love learning.
Drop Off and Breakfast
Morning starts with the hustle and bustle of arrivals, with breakfast being offered to the early birds. Our Nursery team is 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.
Because our staff know your child so well, they will encourage them to access a wide range of planned learning opportunities following the guidelines of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. They enjoy a range of activities designed to enable them to play and explore, discover and grow, learn and understand. Your child will have the opportunity to access our outdoor areas as well as our wonderfully resourced indoor hall, soft play room, library and sensory room.
Lunch is generally around 11.30am and consists of a nutritious main meal followed by dessert. We place great importance in eating in ‘family’ groupings, talking about our meal, and making it a relaxing and enjoyable time for everyone. Our Nursery Team sits with the children, and we aim to ensure your child enjoys a wide range of healthy meals.
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. Your child will have the opportunity to access our outdoor areas as well as our wonderfully resourced indoor hall, soft play room, library and sensory room.
Between 3.00 and 3.30pm the children sit down to tea; although a little lighter than lunch, this meal still consists of a main course and a dessert.
When you arrive to take your child home, our Nursery staff 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.