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Henry Allen Nursery School

‘Learn to Play… Play to Learn.’

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The School Day

Session Times


Morning sessions at Henry Allen begin at 9.10am, and end at 12.10pm.


Afternoon sessions begin at 12.10pm and end at 3.10pm.


Lunch club runs from 12.10pm until 1pm.


Children are welcome to attend for 5 morning or 5 afternoon sessions.  Parents may pay for additional sessions, if available.  30 hours funded children attend from 9.10 until 3.10.


NB  Full day sessions are only available for 3-4 year-olds.


A typical session at Henry Allen Nursery School:


9.10/12.10 - children arrive and parents are encouraged to settle them into their classroom. Children begin child-initiated activities.


9.35/1.30 - children take part in a short carpet session with their Key Person or Class Teacher.


9.50/1.45 - 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.


11.45/2.45 - 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.


12.10/3.10 - Home time.