A day in Nursery


The Nest will be located next door to our Reception class and will benefit from their own purpose-built and resourced classroom, a shared outside learning space with opportunities to free flow with our Reception children and year one children. In addition to this, they will have access to Falcons Prep’s excellent facilities which includes our Astro, Science lab, Innovation Hub, the use of the Richmond Rugby Ground for games and PE and our Forest School site ‘Tumbledown Woods’. Children in the Nest will also be taught by specialist staff teaching French, Art, PE, Music and Forest School.

Being onsite and central within the schools physical structure, children in the Early Years will have regular opportunities to interact with boys from the Middle and Upper School, giving them positive role models from our diverse community and supporting their transition as they move up the school.

Children in nursery will enjoy access to our light, innovative and engaging indoor spaces with direct access to their own dedicated outdoor area. Their days will be varied and exciting with a balance of both free-flow, adult-led and child-initiated activities. Their time will also be filled with extended periods to interact with each other and highly trained members of staff in specially designed and carefully resourced learning spaces.


Example timetable:


8.00 – 8.30       Gates Open

8.30                    Free Flow – adult-directed learning and independent play

9.30                    Circle Time

10.00                  Snack time and play with Reception

10.30                  Free Flow indoor/outdoor learning and independent play

11.30                  Tidy Up Time

11.45                  Story/Quiet Time



12.00                  Lunch Time

12.30                  Outdoor Play

12.55                  Circle Time

13.15                  Forest School or Free Flow adult-directed and independent learning activities

15.00                  Snack Time / Optional early collection

15.20                  Club Activity

16.00                  Story Time

17.00                  Final Collection