Piccolino

The Piccolino children are approximately aged between 2 and 3 years.

In this room, the Piccolinos undertake a variety of different activities that aid theirnatural development and independence. The activities are real and have a purpose, for example, scrubbing potatoes, pouring and washing up.

The staff move among the children encouraging them to undertake their individual activities and also small group activities such as messy play, painting, water and sand play. Socialisation is a strong emphasis in this environment, with the children learning to share and to work together co-operatively. 

The children’s individual routines are really important to us; we work closely with our parents to ensure our care is as much like home as possible. We learn as much about our children as possible so that each activity is planned and based around the child’s interests and preferences.

Our children love the outdoors; we regularly visit and feed the ducks, play and explore the local parks and we always join in with local events such as switching on the Christmas tree lights and the annual lantern parade down the High Street. We recently watched the Olympic torch!

8.00 -9.00

Welcome to Nursery!

8.00-9.30                 

Breakfast in the Nursery Kitchen. (Toast and jam is our favourite!)

8.00 -11.30

Our Montessori Cycle. During the cycle we can play with the materials, paint, get messy, prepare and eat our snack and play in the garden. Sometimes we like to watch Mr Tom making our lunch!

11.45 – 12.00

Small Group Time

12.00 – 12.30

Lunch Time in the Nursery Kitchen!

12.30 – 2.30

Sleep Time

2.00 – 2.30

During this time we like to cook, dance, sing, walk to the parks and feed the ducks and do lots of other exciting things during this time.

2.30 – 3.30

Our Montessori Cycle

3.45 – 4.00

Small Group Time

4.00 – 4.30

Tea Time in the Nursery Kitchen

4.30 – 6.00

Goodbye, See You Again Soon!

 OFSTED Say: ‘…the environment provides children with good opportunities to choose play materials and follow their individual learning styles.’

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