Daily Routine

Nursery Daily Routine

At our Darwen based nursery and Kids Club, child Care Setting.  We strongly believe in promoting an environment in which the individual needs of all of the children are met.  Wherever possible we will try to adapt our daily routine to suit the individual needs of all of the children and their parents.

With regards to our nursery nap times.  No child will ever be forced to nap.  If a child appears tired we will try to gently coax the child to go to sleep.

Wherever possible, we will try to accommodate parents wishes with regards to naps and we will try to accommodate naps around our nap times.  We are happy to create a quiet place for a child or children to nap when they are tired.

We will never keep tired children awake.  If a child is tired and clearly distressed we will allow them to nap.

We will try to gently wake children up after a specified period of time, agreed with parents.  If after attempting to wake the child, the child is clearly tired and chooses to sleep we will not wake the child.  Unless the child is sleeping for an unusually long period of time.

Safe & Sound Nursery & Kidz Club follow the following daily routine. 


  • 8 am to 9 am – Breakfast.

  • 8 am to 9 am – Free play.

2 to 4 years play rooms – (Construction, small world, home corner, dressing up, quiet area / books).

0 to 2 years dedicated baby room – (Construction, small world, home corner, quiet area / books, toddler and baby toys, (such as: shape sorters, hammer toys, stacking toys, nesting toys, push and pull along toys, peg board puzzles).

  • 9 am to 9.15 am – Tidy up time.
  • 9.15 am to 9.30 am – Wake and shake.
  • 9.30 am to 10.45 am – Morning craft / Free play.

2 to 4 years play rooms – (Construction, small world, home corner, dressing up, quiet area / books, messy play table, mark making table, outdoor play, physical play, computer time (V Smile console), sensory room.  Child led planning activities.

0 to 2 years dedicated baby room – (Construction, small world, home corner, quiet area / books, toddler and baby toys, such as: (shape sorters, hammer toys, stacking toys, nesting toys, push and pull along toys, peg board puzzles), ball pit, brewsters style soft sit on toys, baby walker, tents and tunnels, sensory room, outdoor free play.

  • 10.45 am to 11 am – Tidy up time.
  • 11 am to 11.15 am – Circle time / jolly phonics / show and tell.
  • 11.15 am to 12 pm – Nap time / story time / quiet free play.
  • 12 pm to 1 pm – Dinner time.
  • 1 pm to 1.30 pm – Adult led eyfs group activity.
  • 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm –Afternoon craft / Free play.

2 to 4 years play rooms – (Construction, small world, home corner, dressing up, quiet area / books, messy play table, mark making table, outdoor play, physical play, computer time (V Smile console), sensory room.  Child led planning activities.

0 to 2 years dedicated baby room – (Construction, small world, home corner, quiet area / books, toddler and baby toys, such as: (shape sorters, hammer toys, stacking toys, nesting toys, push and pull along toys, peg board puzzles), ball pit, brewsters style soft sit on toys, baby walker, tents and tunnels, sensory room, outdoor play.

  • 2.30 pm to 2.45 pm – Tidy up time.
  • 2.45 pm to 3.15 pm – Afternoon snack.
  • 3.15 pm to 4.30 pm -Afternoon craft / Free play.

2 to 4 years play rooms – (Construction, small world, home corner, dressing up, quiet area / books, messy play table, mark making table, outdoor play, physical play, computer time (V Smile console), sensory room.  Child led planning activities.

0 to 2 years dedicated baby room – (Construction, small world, home corner, quiet area / books, toddler and baby toys, such as: (shape sorters, hammer toys, stacking toys, nesting toys, push and pull along toys, peg board puzzles), ball pit, brewsters style soft sit on toys, baby walker, tents and tunnels, sensory room, outdoor play.

  • 4.30 pm to 4.45 pm – Tidy up time.
  • 4.45 pm to 5.30 pm – Tea time.
  • 5.30 pm to 6 pm – Story time / circle time / Jolly Phonics / show and tell.

Nappy Changing times

  • 11 am
  • 2 pm
  • 5 pm

Around our nappy changing times.  Children’s and baby’s nappies will be changed as and when required.