About Our Nursery

Flexible Entitlement
 
At Roskear 15 and 30 hour free childcare for 3-4 year olds can be made available for families. Please use the governments 'Childcare Calculator' to quickly find out which of these options are available to you. Parents and carers can also pay for additional sessions to supplement those hours offered by the government. Lunchtime cover and provision is also available as an additional cost, enabling children to stay all day.
 
 
Morning Session 8:45am- 11:45am
Afternoon Session 12:30pm - 15:30pm
 
Our hours work through ‘flexible entitlement’, which means that you can take your allocated hours as whole days, half days or a mixture.
 
Curriculum
 
Children‘s learning can be described in seven areas. All places you can take your child to learn and be cared for from birth to five – whether nurseries, pre-schools, playgroups or childminders – plan activities through play to make sure every child does things they are interested in, which cover all seven areas of learning. This helps children grow into well rounded people.
 
These seven areas are:
 
  • Communication and Language: with opportunities for all children to talk and communicate in a widening range of situations, to respond to adults and to each other, to practise and extend the range of vocabulary and communication skills they use, and to listen carefully.                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development: in particular by supporting the transition to and between settings, promoting an inclusive ethos and providing opportunities for each child to become a valued member of that group and community so that a strong self-image and self-esteem are promoted;
  • Physical Development: with opportunities for all children to develop and practise their fine and gross motor skills, increase their understanding of how their bodies work and what they need to be healthy and safe;
  • Literacy: with opportunities for all children to develop and practise their understanding of stories, rhyme and poems. The children will also develop the skills they need to enable them to become writers;
  • Mathematics with opportunities for all children to develop their understanding of number, measurement, pattern, shape and space by providing a broad range of contexts in which they can explore, enjoy, learn, practise, and talk about them;
  • Understanding the World: with opportunities for all children to solve problems, make decisions, experiment, predict, plan and question in a varied range of contexts; and to explore and find out about their environment, and people that have significance in their lives.                                       
  • Expressive Art and Design with opportunities for all children to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of art, design and technology, music, movement, dance and imaginative and role-play activities;
The Early Years team plan together to ensure all children progress towards the Early Learning Goals. The curriculum is taught through a series of interesting topics, including themes led by the children which will follow their interests and areas of fascination.
Nursery Timetable
 

Time

Activity

8:45

Children arrive and participate in classroom activities. Toast is available

9:10

Singing and/or dancing

9:20

Letters and Sounds

9:30

Indoor and Outdoor Play

11:20

Tidy Up time

11:30

Carpet Maths / story time

11:40

Preparation to go home

11:45

Home Time / Lunch Time

Time

Activity

12:30

Children arrive and participate in classroom activities.

13:00

Singing and/or dancing

13:10

Letters and Sounds

13:20

Indoor and Outdoor Play

14:45

Tidy Up time

15:00

Carpet Maths / story time

15:25

Preparation to go home

15:30

Home Time