Our Routine

Here at Big Discoveries Nursery, our routine is focussed around our children.

We have a loose structure of when our meals and snacks are served but this is flexible based on the children's enagagement in their play.

The children have a say in the daily routine and activities, sometimes they want lunch early!


We follow the guidance of the Early Years Foundation Stage when planning provision for our children. We plan for our children based on their interests.

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8- 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30- 10:30 am Free play and child focussed play

10:30 am Rolling snack

11:30pm story, songs and Lunchtime

12:30pm focussed activities and lunchtime clean-up

1:15 pm Sleep time for sleepers

1:15- 2:30 pm Free play and child focussed structured play

2:30 pm Rolling snack

4:00 pm Tea

4:45 Small group play


Here is some of the activitiess that children here at Big Discoveries enjoy:-

  • Water and sand play
  • Woodwork
  • Painting
  • Access to craft activities
  • Cooking
  • Reading stories
  • Bug hunts
  • Science experiments
  • Bike and trike play
  • Mark making
  • Role play
  • Small work play
  • Dressing up
  • Singing

Almost  all creativity involves purposeful play- Abraham Maslow