Striving for Excellence

Westbury Tender Care Nursery

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Our Routines

At Westbury Tender Care we feel that one of the most important things we can do to make your young child feel safe is to establish as much routine in their life as possible. Children (and adults) feel the most secure when their lives are predictable. We provide environments that feel safe, children learn that they can trust our practitioners to take care of them and meet their needs, so they become free to relax and explore their world. ​​


Our daily routine aims to offer structure to your child's day. It is a meaningful plan that children can understand, predict and rely upon. In the baby room the daily routine for the babies (up to 12 months) is dictated by the babies, i.e. when feeds are due, sleep times etc., but still will include parts of the routine to their day. The routine in Little Bears is to prepare the toddlers for when they eventually move down stairs to Big Bears (pre-school) where a daily routine is in operation and followed by the children and carers.


​Baby Room (0-2.5 years)

Time
 Event
8.00am
Children arrive for breakfast and free play
9.00am
Free play and adult lead activity
10.00am
Snack time
10.15am
Nappy changing
10.30am
Outdoor play  
10.45am  
Free play  
11.10am  
Tidy-up time
11.15am
Music and movement  
11.30am  
Lunch time  
12.00pm  
Sleep time and free play  
1.45pm  
Nappy changing  
2.00pm  
Snack time
2.15pm
Free play and adult lead activity  
3.00pm  
Outdoor play
3.20pm
Tidy-up time  
3.25pm  
Story  
3.30pm  
Tea time  
4.00pm
Nappy changing & music and movement  
4,15pm
Free play
5.15pm
Quiet time

Pre-School (2-5 years)

Time
Event
8.00am - 8.45am  
Children arrive for breakfast and free play.
8.50am
Tidy-up
9.00am
Greeting time and story in key groups
9.10am - 9.40am 
Small group time
9.40am - 11.10am
Work time - learn through play   
9.45am  
Snack time  
10.00am  
Nappy changing  
10.00 - 11.10am  
Outdoor Play
11.10am  
Tidy - up
11.20am - 11.30am
Large group time 
11.30am  
Wash hands and return to key area
11.35am
Lunch time
12.10pm - 12.20pm  
Large group time and sleep time
12.20pm  
Work time  
1.40pm
Nappy changing  
1.50pm
Tidy-up 
2.00pm - 2.30pm  
Small group time
2.40pm - 3.50pm  
Work time - learn through play  
2.45pm 
Snack time  
3.00pm - 3.50pm 
Outdoor play   
3.50pm
Tidy-up   
4.00pm
Wash hands and return to key area  
4.05pm
Tea time  
4.30pm
Large group time and appy changing  
4.40pm
Work time - learn through play  
5.20pm
Tidy - up  
5.30pm
Quiet large group/work time