Pre School

Daily Routine


(Morning Session)

7:00 -  8.00

Early opening session


Nursery opens

8:00 – 8:25

Welcome session

8:25 – 8:30

Toileting

8:30 – 8:45

Breakfast

8:45 – 9:25

Free play

9:25 – 9:50

Circle time  

9:50 – 9:55

Weather chart & Days of the week

9:55 – 10.00

Toileting

10:00 – 10:20

AM Snack

10:20 – 11:00

Craft / focus activities

11:00 – 11:10

Tooth brushing

11.10 – 11:25

Outdoor play / songs & music time

11.25 – 11:30

Toileting

11:30 – 12:00

 Lunch

12:00 – 1:00  

Quiet time


(Afternoon session)

1:00 – 1:30  

Free play

1:30 – 1.55  

Craft / focus activities

1:55 – 2.00

Toileting

2:00 – 2:30

PM Snack

2:30 – 3:00

Circle time

3.00 – 3.10

Tooth brushing

3:10– 3:45

Outdoor play

3:45 – 4:10

Music time / Puppets / CD story etc.

4.10 - 4.15

Toileting

4:15 – 4:45

Tea

4:45 – 5:20

Set activities (After Schoolers)

5:20 – 5:45

Games / Own choice (After Schoolers)

5:45 – 6:00

Quiet time


Nursery Closes.

6:00 - 7:00

After hours session

This routine will be modified according to the children’s needs.

Naps, snacks and lunch will be adjusted according to each infant’s routine.


This routine will be reviewed every six months but the Focus Activities will change weekly.



Pre School  (3+)

Pre School room can accommodate 11 Pre schoolers with the staffing ratio of 1 adult to 8 children aged three years and over, this ratio is always met and often exceeded. There is a play area, a home corner, craft and writing area, quiet area with a book corner and a IT station the classroom is equipped with more advanced resources to help prepare them for the move to school, for part-time school and after school club.


We follow the ‘Foundation Phase Framework’ in both groups which provides us with the guidance to extend a child’s learning covering all areas of their development.

The seven areas of learning are:

                                                   *    Communication, language and literacy

                                                   *    Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy

                                                   *    Personal, emotional and social development

                                                   *    Knowledge and understanding of the world

                                                   *    Welsh language development

                                                   *    Physical development

                                                   *    Creative development


Here at Once Upon A Time we encourage children to engage in all types of play:


free play, imaginative play, structured play, role play, group play, creative play, social play and quiet play.