Duke Street Nursery School

"Our children and families are at the heart of everything that we do"

The Nursery Day



Morning Session                                                             Routine                                                              Afternoon Session

Our timings are flexible and highly skilled practitioners go with 'the flow' of children tuning in to their needs throughout the nursery session. 

8.45 – 9.00                                 Families are welcomed and key workers liaise with parents.                           12.30 – 12.45

Children complete self-registration. 

9.05 – 9.20                                                            Group Learning Time.                                                              12.50 - 1.05

The children are taught objectives taken from the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in their small key groups. 

For younger children these sessions are active and repetitive, building on what they already know. 

Our Pre-School children are really challenged with higher level thinking skills during this time. 


9.20 - 10.00                                                                     Rolling Snack Time                                                                      1.05 - 2.00

  This is a sociable occasion as children sit around the large table to eat a

healthy snack together. This is a lovely time to enjoy conversation with others. 

9.30 - 11.15                                                             Free-Flow Environment                                                            1.15 - 2.45

Lot's of amazing learning takes place throughout a nursery  session in many forms....

   In The Moment Planning: Practitioners skillfully support, extend and challenge children's

learning as they interact with them in the environment following their individual needs and interests 

Some children access our 'Nest' provision (see environment for more information)

Targeted Learning Plans and Speech & Language Plans are carried out. 

11 -15- 11.25                                                                    Tidy up Time                                                                      2.45 - 2.55

            Children are encouraged to tidy up together as they learn to show respect and care

for our nursery environment.

11.25 - 11.30                                                                   Singing Time                                                                        2.55 - 3.00

     Our younger children come together for a fun, active singing song. Jelly on a Plate

with real jelly is a favourite!

11.30 - 11.45                                                  Story, reflection, songs and celebrations                                              3.00 - 3.30

          Children come back together in their small groups for a focused story time

(please see reading section for more information).


Session ends