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Our Day

The daily routine of the school rooms will depend hugely on the age of your child. Each day is planned and approved by our professionals to include activities that are perfect for your child's learning.

  • 7:30-9:00

    SMILEY FACES

    Smiley faces arrive at the door and children are welcomed in with cuddles. It is time for breakfast to get the energy we need for our busy day.

  • 9:00-10:00

    MORNING WORK CYCLE

    Mat chats, songs and news time for todders before we move onto our activities.

  • 10:00-11:30

    MORNING BREAK

    Morning break and outside play. Fun for all on climbing frame, slide and ride-on toys.

  • 11:30-12:30

    STORY TIME & LUNCH

    After we've tidied up from our exciting morning we will hear a story and eat our nutritious lunch.

  • 12:30-13:30

    SNOOZE TIME

    Wash hands and faces, please. It's snooze time for sleepyheads and outside play for wide-awakers!

  • 13:30-15:30

    GROUP ACTIVITY & OUTDOOR PLAY

    We like to work with our friends to create, craft and imagine.

  • 15:30-16:00

    TIDY UP

    Tidy up, it's time for tea!

  • 16:00-17:30

    FREE PLAY

    Wash hands and faces, please. It's time for free play.

  • 17:30-18:30

    MUMMY & DADDY

    Time to get ready for Mummy and Daddy. Bye bye to all my friends - see you tomorrow.

  • 8:00-9:00

    WELCOME

    Welcome and structured free play

  • 8:30 - 9:00

    BREAKFAST

    Breakfast time (pour their own milk, spoon their own cereal as part of the Montessori method)

  • 9:30 - 11:00

    MONTESSORI CYCLE

    Montessori cycle of practical life, sensorial, literacy, maths and culture.

  • 10:00

    SNACK AND NAPPIES

    It's time for snack and nappy changes, if needed. Toilet training is practiced.

  • 10:30 -11:30

    CIRCLE TIME

    Circle time - Say hello, discuss the days of the week, the weather, season and topic of the week. At the end the children choose what they want to say.

  • 11:30-12:30

    LUNCH

    Tidy up and get ready for lunch. Wash hands.

  • 12:00

    FRIENDS

    One child is picked each day to serve all their friends

  • 12:30 - 12:45

    WASH

    Wash hands and toilet

  • 12:45 - 14:00

    SLEEP TIME

    Sleep time. Those who do not sleep, read books, do quiet activities, and use the computer for ICT.

  • 14:00

    WAKE UP TIME

    Wake up time. Wash hands and faces and get ready for the park. Perhaps get bread for the ducks?

  • 14:30 - 15:45

    PARK TIME

    Park time, structured activities, parachute, swings, sand play, feed the ducks. This routine changes each day.

  • 15:50

    TEA TIME

    Tea time. One child serves all his/her friends.

  • 16:15 - 17:15

    MONTESSORI CYCLE

    Montessori cycle/ ICT

  • 17:15 - 17:30

    TIDY UP TIME

    Tidy up time

  • 17:30 - 18:00

    HOME TIME

    Get ready for Mummy's and Daddy's and say goodbye to teachers and friends.

Our Team

At Fortune Green, we have fully qualified Early Years Foundation Stage teachers.

Our fantastic team are supported by their manager, Marcella Tutino.

Marcella holds a NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education and also has over 7 years’ experience in childcare. Originally from Italy, Marcella has completed a level 3 in Management and Leadership and is currently working towards her level 5. Marcella has also holds certificates in First Aid, Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Food Hygiene.

At Mace, we choose our people for their abilities to provide the optimum care and dedication to your child to the exacting standard you would expect as a parent.
All of our staff are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked upon joining the company.
All of our staff received a comprehensive induction programme of training as they start their career with us. Their induction covers subjects such as Paediatric First Aid, Basic Food Hygiene and the extensive Base Room Practices to familiarise themselves with our standards and procedures.
Mace offers one of the widest ranges of training courses available within the industry and we are registered with the LSC with our own approved training scheme covering NVQ and Advanced Modern Apprenticeships, plus many more schemes to ensure that we meet their career development expectations.
Staff ratios are 1:3 for 0-2 year olds, 1:4 for 2-3 year olds and 1:8 for 3–5 year olds.

Our Values

Our open plan space was purpose-designed to create a calm, bright and spacious environment.  Within the nursery we have designated areas for creative activities, role-play, block and construction play and water and sand exploration.  Our flexible and open layout enables the children to spend part of each day in a mixed age group.  At other times of day the space will be separated for sleep and rest time and for children to engage in specific age appropriate activities.

The layout of our nursery is designed both to reflect the seven areas of learning of the EYFS and to enable children to enjoy invaluable and inspiring core experiences to facilitate their innate curiosity and desire to learn.

For example, both sand and water promote mathematical and critical thinking.  Cooking presents a “real context” for the use of number – counting out the spoons of sugar, for example, correctly reading a number in a recipe, or placing muffin mixture into cases to experience division and one-to-one correspondence.  Through block play children are encouraged to explore mathematical ideas of area, shape and spatial relationships.  Painting with fingers, feet, hands or brushes enables children to make different marks and to talk about what they stand for.  With practice children can use brushes and tools with increasing control, making lines and circles and starting to draw letter-like shapes and conventional letters.  And all of these experiences provide a context for children’s developing communication, language and literacy as they talk about what they are doing and develop ideas with others.

Benefits

At The Fortune Green Nursery our days are planned to ensure the children enjoy a holistic and inspiring learning experience. At The Fortune Green Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Framework, while drawing inspiration from the pedagogies of Montessori, Steiner and Reggio Emilia.

We follow structured daily routines while believing very much in the ‘learn through play’ ethos.  Play is an integrating mechanism in children’s learning, bringing together social, emotional, sensory, linguistic, and physical development.  We plan times each day for child-directed learning.  This enables the children to choose from a range of core learning experiences that are always available to them as part of our continuous provision.

We believe that all children are creative, competent learners.  We believe that children need time both to follow and develop their own interests and to explore ideas in depth. Each day we plan focussed activities designed specifically to extend their learning and interests, to develop their skills and knowledge and to make connections in their learning.  We will plan a variety of activities each week that have been designed to suit children’s individual needs, levels of development and current interests. The staff will use the EYFS curriculum to inform their plans and children will be invited to take part in activities that will build on their current levels of ability and knowledge.

We also recognise that children learn through every day experiences and use daily routines to extend children’s skills and knowledge. The children regularly participate in baking and cooking sessions as part of our daily routine. Children are encouraged take turns to help prepare our mid-morning fruit snack and we have designed our high tea menu to include regular favourites such as pitta pockets, home made pizza and smoothies which the children can make and/or assemble themselves, thus helping them to make independent healthy choices.

We believe that spending time outside in fresh air and natural surroundings everyday is essential for young children.  Our superb location on Fortune Green, adjacent to the play centre and park, gives the children the opportunity to participate in outdoor learning and nature walks, encouraging their innate desire to explore and investigate the natural world around them.

Standards

A safe, secure environment is obviously of great importance to any parent leaving their child in a nursery setting.

All staff at Fortune Green have the minimum of a Level 3 Childcare and are First Aid and Epi-pen trained. We are always updating our training and certifications and look forward to our upcoming Fire Marshall, SENCO and Behaviour Management training. .

We encourage staff to promote British values in our daily routines; Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

Play

Play is central to a child’s learning.

We believe that spending time outside in fresh air and natural surroundings everyday is essential for young children.  Our superb location on Fortune Green, adjacent to the play centre and park, gives the children the opportunity to participate in outdoor learning and nature walks, encouraging their innate desire to explore and investigate the natural world around them.

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“Discovery is far more than a means to livelihood, far more than a spice of life. Discovery is the ultimate of human achievement. Discovery is thrill, excitement and euphoria. Discovery is the difference between victory and defeat between satisfaction and disappointment, between success and failure. Discovery is the prime goal of every true research scientist, every explorer of the great unknown.”

– from The Art Of Discovery, by J Oliver 

Play is the opportunity to discover and is consequently central to a child’s learning. It contributes to development of feelings, ideas and imagination, relationships, abstract ways of thinking including the moral and spiritual self.

As such, at Fortune Green we recognise the importance of giving children the time to play and it is, in fact, one of the strengths of the Montessori method that children explore their environment independently and progress at their own speed. The specialised Montessori materials are designed to encourage children’s natural curiosity and to allow them steady progress. Thus, as they play in our nursery, carefully and gently guided by our staff, you will find that your children are not only having fun but learning as well.

Educationalists now recognise the prime importance of play for children’s development. Indeed, some researchers believe that play and laughter actually “fertilise” the brain. Play is also believed to be very important as an antidote to “over-occupied” childhoods, where children take on too many formal organised activities (ballet, football, rugby, learning new language, etc) to leave enough time for playing.

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