Little Owls @ Dove House 
Little Owls @ Ainthorpe 

Timetable and routines 

Our timetable and routines 

We believe that care and education are equally important in the experiences we offer children. The routines and activities that make up the day in our locations are provided in ways that: 
Help each child to feel that he/she is a valued member of the setting 
Ensure the safety of each child 
Help children to gain from the social experience of being part of a group 
Provide children with opportunities to learn and help them to value learning. 
 
 
 
 

The day 

We organise the day so that children can take part in a variety of child-chosen and adult-led activities. These take account of children's changing energy levels throughout the day.  
 
We cater for children's individual needs for rest and quiet activities during the day. Outdoor activities contribute to children's health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. 
 
 
 
 

Session Times 

Little Owls @ Dove House 

Morning session: 7.45am – 12.45pm 
Afternoon session: 1.15pm – 6.15 pm 
Full day session: 8.00am – 6.00pm 
 
Early bird sessions are available from 7.30 am for an additional fee please contact the nursery directly to discuss your childcare needs 
Sessions available to funded children only 9 – 12 or 1 – 4 

Little Owls @ Ainthorpe 

Morning session: 8.00am – 1.00pm 
Afternoon session: 1.00pm – 6.00pm 
Full day session: 8.00am – 6.00pm 
Short day session: 9.00am – 3.00pm 
 
Other session’s times may be possible dependant on spaces available please contact the nursery directly to discuss your childcare needs 

Typical Routines 

Babies 

1. Breakfast  
2. Group Time - Singing and Stories  
3. Adult Led and Child Initiated Activities  
4. Snack  
5. Outdoor Play  
6. Lunch  
7. Group Time - Singing and Stories  
8. Adult Led and Child Initiated Activities  
9. Snack  
10. Outdoor Play  
11. Tea  
12. Home Time 

Toddlers 

1. Breakfast  
2. Group Time – Hello Song and wake up workout  
3. Outdoor Play – throughout the morning  
4. Adult Led & Child Initiated Activities  
5. Snack  
6. Lunch  
7. Hello Song and physical and wake up workout  
8. Adult Led and Child Initiated Activities  
9. Outdoor Play throughout afternoon  
10. Snack  
11. Tea  
12. Home Time 

Pre-school 

1. Breakfast  
2. Group Time - weather board and group discussion  
3. Outdoor Play – throughout morning  
4. Adult Led and Child Initiated Activities  
5. Phonics  
6. Snack  
7. Lunch  
8. Group Time - weather board and group discussion  
9. Adult Led and Child Initiated Activities  
10. Outdoor Play throughout afternoon  
11. Phonics  
12. Snack  
13. Tea  
14. Home Time 
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