A Typical Day – Basecamp Winchester
On a typical day at Finkley Nursery Basecamp Winchester, your child will experience a fun-filled, action-packed day in a warm and enriching environment.
On arrival, you will be welcomed at the reception area by one of our team where your child will be registered as present. This is when you will say goodbye to your child and leave them in our care. Your child will bring their nursery bag with them and they will find their picture and choose their peg completing self-registration.
Your child will be encouraged to be independent in their selection of activities throughout the day, selecting which area they would like to play in or visit. Our staff will ensure that they are exposed to a range of activities and experiences but allowing the child to have ownership of their learning.
Every day we will visit somewhere. It could be the park, the beach or the farm or any of the other wonderful local attractions children love. As we are linked to Finkley Down Farm a lot of time will be spent on the Farm. We have exclusive access to the farm before its open to the public. The children get to collect the eggs and feed all the animals. This is on top of the normal activities such as pony grooming, rabbit handling etc. Back at the Basecamp they may take part in baking some home made treats, get stuck in with the messy play or sit quietly and read a book in our sensory den for example. You can be guaranteed that they will have a fun-filled, varied day.
Each child’s development will be closely monitored by our staff by using an online learning journal called Tapestry. This will record each child’s development in conjunction with the early year’s foundation stage (EYFS).
Children will have breakfast, a healthy snack mid-morning and afternoon which they will have the opportunity to help clear up. They have access to unlimited drinks of water throughout the day which they are encouraged to help themselves to.
Children will have a lunch which will be a light meal such as soup or a wrap. Again, children will be encouraged to help prepare and clear up the meal. Lunch may also be a picnic if we are out and about exploring all day.
Before the children go home, our delicious hot dinners are supplied by the chefs at The Happy Cow Café. A sample menu can be accessed on our website. The meals are delivered to us and the children sit together to eat.
You will collect your child from the reception area at the end of the day and take their nursery bag home with them each day.
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