Welcome to HallfieldFirst

‘Open 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday’

Our very own nursery, Hallfieldfirst, is registered for forty-four children aged between three months and two-and-a-half years. For each of those children to settle and flourish, a happy and relaxed atmosphere – very much a ‘home away from home’ – is important, and we provide this through a variety of free play and structured activities.

The Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidance, and all planned activities and experiences are tailored towards the EYFS, along with our children’s interests and needs.

We follow a “play-based” learning approach, ensuring that all experiences for the children are as interesting and engaging as possible. We also recognise the importance of sensory play for children of this age – and so sensory activities of all kinds play a large part at Hallfieldfirst.

A typical day at Hallfieldfirst involves activities such as group play, outdoor play, cooking, heuristic play and treasure baskets. We also incorporate stories and rhymes, music and movement, construction, ICT, mark making … and, most importantly, lots of messy and creative activities!

Amid all this, we are mindful that that each child’s needs and requirements are unique. Whether your child requires rest or sleep, for shorter or longer periods of time during the day, we accommodate their routines. Drinks are available at all times and toileting is encouraged at regular intervals. We are, after all, your child’s ‘home-from-home’.

You can view our latest EYFS Inspection report here

Daily Routine

Morning Routine
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast, free play activites
9:00am - 11:20am Free play/focused activities (indoors/outdoors)
10:00am - 10:30am Snack
11.30am – 11.45am/12.00pm Stories, singing, prepare for lunch
Afternoon Routine
11.45am/12.00pm – 12.30pm Lunch
12:30pm - 12:45pm Clean hands and face/quiet time
12:45pm - 2:15pm Focused activities and free play
2:15pm - 3:20pm Snack and group time/activities (indoors and outdoors)
(for children who are not resting or sleeping)
3:20pm - 3:45pm Tidy and prepare for tea, story time
3:45pm - 4:30pm Tea time, wash face, hands
4:30pm - 6:00pm Free play, outdoors/indoors