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Jelly Tots - 2 and a half to 3 and half years

Our Sessions

The nursery organises the day so that children can take part in a variety of child initiated and adult supported activities. These take into account the children's changing energy levels throughout the day. 

  • The nursery caters for the children's individual needs for rest and quiet activities during the day
  • We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from a range of activities. In doing so, they build up their ability to select and work through a task
  • The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult led activities and large group activities which introduce them to new experiences and help them gain new skills. They also help the children to work with others. 
  • Free flow into our garden is encouraged. 

Jelly Tots

In the Jelly Tots room, all staff are very approachable and support your child in the following ways: 

  • Settling toddlers into the routine of the room
  • Helping them to feel safe and secure, including snuggling, cuddling, eye contact and talking gently to them
  • Encouraging communication
  • Adults listen and respond to communication appropriately, encouraging conversation
  • Provide activities to encourage young children to explore and use all their senses
  • Give opportunities for child initiated and adult supported activities
  • Encouraging physical development, both fine and gross motor skills, remembering that young children have little sense of danger
  • Encouraging both indoor and outdoor play
  • To encourage good social skills at food and drink times, by asking them to sit down at the table when eating and drinking within a hygienic, safe, caring and happy environment. 

All routines are guidelines only and are adapted accordingly

Morning Session

Children who arrive between 8.05am to 8.30am are allowed to bring breakfast in with them. All children are supervised and assisted during breakfast.

Sample Morning Session

8.05am Free play (in Tots area)
9.00am Free play/register marked
9.40am Free play and planned activities with free flow to the garden
10.00am Registration
10.15am Small group time
10.30am Snack-time
10.45am Free play and planned activities with free flow to the garden
11.00am Nappies (unless they need changing before)
11.45am Story-time
12.00pm Home time / lunchtime

Afternoon Session

Sample Afternoon Session

1.00pm Free play
1.10pm Free play and planned activities with free flow to the garden
1.45pm Registration/song/hand-wash
2.00pm Registration
2.15pm Small group time
2.30pm Snack time
2.45pm   Nappies (unless they need changing before)
3.00pm Story-time & recall time
3.15pm Home-time / free play





Late Stay

Sample Late Session

3.30pm Free play
4.30pm Snack time
4.45pm  Nappy change/rest time
6.00pm Home time