A Day In The Nursery

We have two year groups at King’s House Nursery: Caterpillars for rising 3s and Butterflies for rising 4s. Children generally join Caterpillars in the term they turn 3.

Both groups have varied and exciting days, with a balance of free-flow, adult led and child initiated activities, as well as phonics, learning and play.

Wraparound care is also available: Early Birds in the Nursery starts at 8am. Caterpillars can stay for lunch until 1.00pm, and Butterflies have the option of staying for the afternoon session until 2.45pm. From September 2024, Butterfly Class will also be able to attend after school care until 5.30pm.

King’s House Nursery is term-time only, although holiday clubs are usually offered during the Easter, Christmas and summer holidays.

Children in the Nursery benefit from the school’s facilities and specialist teachers, including Music, Computing, PE, Drama and languages, and you can take a look at an example timetable below.

To find out more about life in the Nursery, please contact the Registrar on admissions@kingshouseschool.org or 020 8940 1878.

Nursery Timetable

Butterfly Group - Morning Session
8.40am-8.55amGates Open
8.40am-9.45amFree Flow - Adult-directed activities - Independent learning activities.
9.50amCircle time - phonics, French, Maths, PE, Music, topic and PSED are covered across the week.
10.30amSnack Time
10.45amFree flow indoor/outdoor games - Adult-directed activities
11.30amTidy Up Time
11.45amStory Time
12.00pmHome Time


Butterfly Group - Afternoon Session
12.00pmLunch hour, outdoor play and afternoon activities
2.15pmTidy up time
2.30pmStory Time
2.45pmHome time
After School Care available until 5.30pm from September 2024


Caterpillar Group
8.40am-9.00amGates Open
8.50am-9.45amFree Flow - Adult-directed activities - Independent learning activities.
9.45amCircle time - number songs, music, stories, topic and PSED are covered across the week
10.00am - 10.35amOutdoor play
10.40amSnack time
11.00amFree-flow indoor play
11.20amStory Time
12.00pmHome Time