Two girls exploring the garden at Juniors Day Nursery.

3 - 5 Yrs

Children enter the preschool room at approximately 3 years of age dependant on their development. All children continue to follow the EYFS curriculum, covering all 7 areas of learning. The 3 prime areas – Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social & Emotional Development as well as the specific areas Literacy, Maths, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts & Design. Our preschool room is designed to allow our children to access resources freely in all areas including our role play area, messy play area, construction area, mark making & writing areas, maths zone, cosy book corner and our curiosity area.

At Junior’s we support your child’s development in the 7 areas by planning unique learning opportunities for each child, we call these Next Steps. These Next Steps form part of the planning for each individual child’s learning whilst they are at Junior’s. Whilst learning through play and having fun, there is a more structured routine in our preschool room with a balance of child initiated learning and adult initiated learning; with children working in groups and becoming accustomed to focused learning activities (e.g. Phonics) in preparation for school. Our pre-schoolers are encouraged to become more independent, inquisitive and have a love for learning.

We provide varying healthy meals and children are encouraged to serve themselves and learn the importance of eating balanced meals.

All children in the nursery have use of our specifically designed EYFS outdoor play areas with sand pit, planting areas, climbing frame and slide. Being outdoors is a large part of nursery life and pre-schoolers spend as much time outdoors as possible. We also plan regular outings to the local Tunbridge Wells attractions! Outings are a big part of nursery life.

Staff ratios in this room are 1:8.

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Typical Day

7.30

Arrival

7.45

Breakfast

8.30

Circle time

8.45

Plan, do, review

10.00

Snack

10.30

Outdoor learning

11.45

Adult initiated learning

12.00

Lunch

13.00

Child initiated learning

14.30

Circle time

15.00

Outdoor learning

16.15

Tea

16.45

Adult initiated learning

18.30

Collection

Sample Menu

Breakfast

Toast & cereal.

Lunch

Roast pork with roast potatoes & vegetables. Yoghurt for dessert.

Snack

Rice cakes with cream cheese.

Tea

Wholemeal bagels with a selection of fillings. Selection of fruit for dessert.

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Get In Touch

Want to see the new nursery? Then please contact Harriet O’Brien on 07940 728905 to book a time to come and visit the facilities and find out what makes Juniors Day Nursery so special. Places for January are already filling fast, so get in touch ASAP to book an appointment and avoid disappointment.

Harriet O'Brien is the team leader at Headcorn Juniors Day Nursery.
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