At Little Stars many of the babies are very young, so whilst a few things are routine - such as breakfast and lunch - we follow the children's leads and needs in terms of bottles, sleep and play. We ask parents upon admission to let us know their baby's personal routine so that we can do our best to follow it, providing them with continuity, which should help them to settle in to nursery life more easily.
The children have access to a wide variety of activities, each specifically chosen to help with certain areas of development. We feel that children develop better when they have time to complete tasks at their own pace. Therefore all activities are free-flow, including all adult-led activities, and we allow the children to access them at their own time and pace.
The children also have daily access to the garden.
Our routine is as follows:
8:15 Nursery opens
Breakfast (finished and packed away at 9)
11:30 Lunch time
3:30 Tea time
5:45 Nursery closed