Learning is fun

Learning is fun

Early Years Foundation Stage

There are many activities that are both educational and fun, but as they are enjoyable for the children, they see them as exciting and new! At Splash Day Nursery, children learn through natural development, we simply direct them to something which will both stimulate and encourage them.

We encourage the children to socialise with their peers. At the start of each session at Splash Day Nursery we have ‘circle time’ when each child is encouraged to interact. This is also when we discuss the topic for the week. Other small group activities we have at Splash Day Nursery include cooking, craftwork, music and movement, and physical education.

After their group snack break there is a period of time for free play.

We keep comprehensive records on each individual child and provide you with a written progress report on your child, to which you can add, at the end of each term. Your child’s Key Person will also write an individual learning plan for your child each term.

We believe that when learning is designed to be fun for the child then the greater the benefit will be.

Learning is categorised into several areas

Creative play

Numeracy skills

Physical education

Outdoor exploration


Sensory experiences

Literacy skills

Science and nature

Large and fine motor skills

Stories and mark making

Heuristic play


Construction and small world play

A typical day at Splash Day Nursery

Welcome children and breakfast.
7.30 -8.30

Supported free flow play opportunities and drink.
8.30 -9.30

Registration and Montessori work cycle
9.30 - 11.15

Nappy change and feed
10.00 - 10.30

Lunch time
11.15 - 12.00

Sleep time and quiet activity time.
12.00 - 2.30

An afternoon full of learning opportunities.
03.00 - 03.30

Tea time. Followed by Nappy Time
3.30 - 4.30

Story time and singing. Free play
4.30 - 5.00

Snack and drink.
5.00 - 5.30

Evening supported free flow play opportunities.
5.30 - 6.30

Home time