Badgers nursery group - for children from 3 to 4 years

A child completing a jigsaw puzzleIn Badgers, we follow the Early Year’s Foundation Stage which sets the standards for all children’s learning and development.

We aim to provide both engaging and stimulating activities based on children’s individual interests and developmental needs. This is done through a combination of adult guided and child initiated experiences which cover the 7 areas of learning. We strive to ensure all children feel happy, safe and secure in their nursery environment.


Throughout the year we have a range of fun activities such as:

  • Carol service
  • Trips, such as to the pantomime
  • Working with the local community, like dentists, gardening, recycling
  • Tiny mites
  • Celebrating cultural celebrations
  • Inviting parents to come in
  • Cooking
  • Sports Day
  • Using the University library
  • Mini beast hunt in the nature garden

A typical Badger day

08:00-09:15 Meet and greet, self-registration and free play
09:15-09:50 Circle time
10:00-10:40 Rolling snack
10:30-11:20 Jolly phonics and planned activities based on children’s interest and next steps from learning journal
11:20-11:40 Outdoor free play
11:40-11:55 Song/story time and wash hands ready for lunch
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-13:50 Free choice/outdoor play
13:50-14:00 Circle time
14:00-14:50 Planned activities
14:50-15:00 Story time, wash hands ready for tea
15:00-15:45 Tea time
15:45-18:00 Free play until parents collect