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Welcome to Lyne and Longcross CofE (Aided)Primary School with Nursery

Faith, Courage and Respect

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Our Nursery Routine


Morning Arrival

Signing in Self-registration, Name cards and children can start with writing their name on scrap paper/white boards or black boards.

Free play for all children

9:00 – 9:10

Bell rings – carpet time.

Circle time: - (This is a structured activity, practiced every day) Morning register, days of the week, visual calendar, what’s available in the nursery – group discussions, Children are encouraged to put their hands up when they want to speak (turn taking, respect). Turn taking is important. Anything new is introduced in morning circle time to the children. Singing, poems, story time. – We allow our little ones to stand if they want (without blocking view of others) or even play quietly or look at books but encourage them to join in towards the end of circle time.


Learning through play/ organised group work / one to one / outdoor play.


Carpet time – show and tell, story or songs - Tidy up time.


Prepare for lunch. Toilet and was hands


Go across to the hall for lunch. Afternoon children arrive.


Home time for morning children. Play calming music/ watch a short film / story, during dismissal of morning children.


Learning through play/ organised group work / one to one / outdoor play.


Tidy up time / carpet time – show and tell / songs


Home time for all.