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The School Day

Morning sessions at Henry Allen begin at 8.55am, and end at 11.55am.

Afternoon sessions begin at 12.45pm and end at 3.45pm.

Lunch club runs from 11.55am until 12.40pm.

Children are welcome to attend for morning, afternoon, or full day sessions.


A typical session at Henry Allen Nursery School:


8.55/12.45 - children arrive and parents are encouraged to settle them into their classroom. children     begin child initiated activities.


9.20/1.15 - children take part in a short carpet session with their Key Person.


9.35/1.30 - children are able to free flow throughout the Nursery, both indoors and outdoors. Children will engage in child initiated and adult led activities. Snack is available to all children during this time.  Snack includes fresh fruit or vegetable, plain cracker and milk or water.  Children wash their hands after using the toilet and before snack time and lunch club.


11.20/3.10 - children all participate in a short, active phonics session. these groups are planned around the children's needs.


11.30/3.20 - children come together in their class groups for a short reflection on their morning/afternoon at Nursery. They will also participate in singing and group stories.


11.55/2.55 or 3.45 - Home time.