Every day at Footprints is special
A typical day at Footprints begins with a breakfast of low sugar cereal and a bread product such as toast, bagels, pancakes, muffins or croissants. After breakfast the working day begins with either outdoor play or a choice of stimulating and exciting activities from the shelves of the classroom, these include Montessori activities along with role play, books, craft, painting, sand and water. when the weather is suitable (most times of the year) children are able to take their learning into their outdoor free flow area if they wish.
At ten o’clock, a snack is put out for the children to access when they are ready, this is followed by more free activities or lessons with outside teachers such as dancing, yoga or sports. We call morning activities in the top three rooms, our work cycle and we try to interrupt the children’s work as little as possible. Staff work with children to extend their learning or introduce them to new activities. Lunch is served at twelve o’clock after which the younger, under threes children have a sleep or rest.
During the afternoon after a small snack when they wake up, the children may again access activities that interest them, some time is always spent outside or a walk to our lovely woodland may be planned. Tea is served at four o’clock followed by quiet activities or outside play until the children are collected between five and six o’clock.
The timetable for a typical day
This is an example of a typical day:
08:00 Nursery Opens
08:00 – 08:45 Breakfast
09:00 – 12:00 Inside or outside activities (snack during morning activities)
13:00 – 14:30 Younger years nap time
13:00 – 16:00 Inside or outside activities
17:00 Inside or outside activities
18:00 Nursery closes
Parents are welcome to drop off their child or pick up their child at any time but we would ask that if you are going to drop off after 9am or pick up earlier than 5pm you inform staff in your child’s room.