Nursery Daily Routines
ACS operates from 8:30am until 2:55pm, Monday to Friday. The 15 hours (Free) allocation can be made up from the following:
|Morning x3hrs per day||8:30am||11:30am|
|Afternoon x3 hrs per day||11:55am||2:55pm|
|3 Day Option||8:30am||1:30pm|
|All Day Option over 3 days|
A typical day at Ayesha Community School Nursery
We ensure that Ayesha community school Nursery is full of learning, discovery and more importantly lots of fun.
Arrival: The children arrive to the nursery at 8.30am where they are welcomed by staff and friends and settle in with free choice play.
Registration / Circle time: Children start their day by reading their morning duwas. The register is then taken so that the teacher and school are aware of which children are in school and who has not come in.
Circle time: This is part of the daily routine when all the children and staff meet together to discuss about the day, date, weather, month and season. They also do action rhymes, sing songs, exchange news and tell stories.
Morning activities: All children are naturally curious, questioning and eager to learn and to encourage this curiosity the Nursery staff at ACS carefully organise timetables full of different activities every day. One thing is for certain: the more variety there is on offer, the more your child will learn, and the more they will enjoy it!
Some of our activities include:
To make sure every child develops to their full potential we follow the statutory Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) curriculum which is a Government framework focusing on the development and learning for children from birth up to the age of five.
Snack time: Drinks are offered regularly throughout the day at ACS Nursery but all that exploration and discovery can make a little one hungry so everyone is given a mid-morning snack too.
Focus / outdoor and indoor activities: We at ACS make sure that we carry out focus activities with every one of our pupils (this is usually carried out in small groups) to assess their learning and development in all areas of early years foundation stage. Whilst the focus group activities are carried out the rest of the children are given a choice to either stay indoors or carry out activities outdoor. (Staff are always there to assist and supervise the children).
Lunch: Freshly made, two-course hot lunch is served at 11:45am and everyone sits together at the table to enjoy it – even the staff! To ensure the children get all the vitamins and minerals they need from a healthy diet, the main course is always served with salad or vegetables – we also “hide” vegetables in some dishes which means that even fussy eaters get the nutrition they need. (speak to school reception regarding the lunch fees). We also allow parents/carers to provide packed lunch for their child from home if they wish to.
Afternoon registration / Rest time: All that fun and learning can be exhausting, there is a quiet room in our nursery so that our new three year olds can get as much rest as they need. Our older children tend to enjoy some quieter activities during this time or watch something on the interactive whiteboard. (Our staffs ensure that whatever the children watch is appropriate for their age and educational). This is the quietest time in the nursery so if you are coming to collect your little one from a morning session or are dropping off for an afternoon session please remember to tiptoe!
Afternoon activities: We also ensure that there is a balance between structured play and learning alongside child-led activities, where children can choose what they want to do. In the afternoon we make sure we allow the children to have a free choice about what they want to do. We plan activities according to their interests to make it fun and stimulating.
Snack time: We wouldn’t want anyone getting hungry on the way home so children are given time to have a little snack and drinks. (Either water or milk).
Storytime / Circle time: After snack our children have another circle time where they discuss about their day and tell their teachers and friends what they have learnt, made them happy or unhappy. We then sing more nursery rhymes with action (It’s their favourite!). Later we have Storytime. Our children love listening to stories.
Tidy up time/ Home time: The children sing their ‘tidy up’ song and as a team tidy up the classroom. They then get ready to go home.
So that you don’t miss out on what your child has enjoyed during their stay at ACS Nursery, you will be given verbal feedback about your child’s day at the nursery.
Early Years' Uniform
There is no specific uniform for early year's pupils. However they would be expected to conform to dress in a modest Islamic way. Parents who wish their children to wear the primary school uniform may do so.