The Nursery Day

The Nursery Day

The Nursery school day is divided into two sessions.

Morning: 9:00am -12 noon.

Afternoon 12 noon – 3:00pm

Nursery Breakfast Club is available from 07:30 – 09:00

Choosing time

Children enter the classrooms, complete their self-registration and select an activity. The children will have a signal to stop and listen e.g. a rhyme or asked to show sparkly fingers. They will be asked to tidy up and then sit on the carpet for registration.

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Child initiated learning

Following the teacher-led input of the group time session, children may independently select an activity or choose to visit a particular area within the setting e.g. creative area, book corner or outside area.

Tidying up

All children are expected to help tidy up at the end of each session. This gives children opportunities to read labels and practice sorting skills.

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Snack time

Each day the children will be able to enjoy a healthy snack with their milk or water. Children are entitled to free milk until they are 5. You will need to register your child for this. A range of fruit and vegetables are provided to encourage healthy eating. We also have a range of different snacks that link in with our curriculum, for example, if we are celebrating Chinese New Year or Harvest. You must let us know if there are any foods that your child should not have or if they have any allergies.

Lunch time

If your child is staying for the morning and afternoon sessions they may bring a packed lunch or a hot lunch can be ordered from school.

Our classrooms

Foxes class and Squirrels class (2 and 3 year olds)

At Liden Academy Nursery, we ensure your child’s introduction to the 2-3 year olds classroom, Foxes is a smooth process with several settling sessions and a supportive key person giving your child the reassurance to feel safe and cared for as they move up. In Foxes Class, we lay the foundation stones to learning. Inter-mixing free play with planned activities. Each child is encouraged to explore and question at their own individual level. We also promote social skills, learning how to share and other valuable life skills as preparation for the next stage of education.

Bumblebee Class

This room is our pre-school class, where your child’s learning will be extended through the great emphasis on the environment, indoors and out. Our knowledgeable staff team can support your child to enjoy and achieve, with planned experiences that follow your child’s interests

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Nursery Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is available from 07:30 – 09:00, for an additional charge of £5 per day which must be booked and paid for by the Wednesday prior to the week it is required. The booking must be made electronically on the MyChildAtSchool (MCAS) system. Access to MCAS will be provided during the first 2 weeks of joining. If Breakfast Club is required during this initial joining period, please let the school office know as soon as possible so that you can be included on the register. Payments will be added to MCAS in arrears for you to pay for the relevant sessions attended. Cancellation of Breakfast Club bookings cannot be refunded.


We encourage the children to wear school uniform as this makes the children feel part of the school and saves wear and tear on special clothing. Please make sure that all items of clothing are clearly marked with your child’s name. Sensible footwear is important to your child when starting school. Shoes need to be well fitting, preferably with Velcro fasting. This enables your child to put on and remove footwear independently for PE. It is school policy that children do not wear open-toe footwear. You’ll find all the information about our school uniform including where to buy it here.

PE Kit

Children in Bumblebee class will take part in weekly PE sessions. They will require suitable clothes for PE such as joggers, a t-shirt and trainers/daps. Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly marked with your child’s name.

Looking for a New Primary School or Nursery place?

We are located on the outskirts of East Swindon and set in beautiful grounds with lots of outdoor space.

Every day is an Open Day – We welcome you to visit us any weekday by calling us on 01793 5231025 to arrange a visit

OR come along to one of our Weekend Open Days – Next scheduled date Saturday 20th January 2024 – 10:00 until midday.

Apply now to join Liden Academy – 2 to 11 year olds

Primary School Applications – for September 2024, complete online – closing date 15th Jan 2024.

New Nursery Applications and Session Changes now accepted for April 2024 – closing date 31st January 2024

(Upcoming Early Years Funding changes starting April 2024 – latest news on Childcare Choices)