Facilities info.

A typical day in the Nursery:

Links Nursery Balmedie

12-18 Month Room

  1. 7.30-8.30 Welcome children/Free play/breakfast
  2. 8.30-9.00 Planned Activities e.g. art work
  3. 9.00-9.30 Register/Song time-Sensory Activities/Garden
  4. Activities
  5. 9.30 Snack and nappy check
  6. 9.45-10.00 Free play
  7. 10-10.30 Nappies
  8. 10.30-11.00 Planned Activities e.g. baking
  9. 11-11.30 Garden time
  10. 11.30 Lunch time/wash hands
  11. 12.00-2.00 Sleep (free play inside or out for children who donŐt have a sleep)
  12. Nappies
  13. 2.00-2.30 Register/ sensory room + soft play
  14. 2.30-3.00 Planned activities eg group games
  15. 3.00-3.30 Song/story time + snack(nappy check)
  16. 3.30-4.00 Garden time
  17. 4.00-4.30 Nappies
  18. 4.30-5.30 Teas/ free play (start saying goodbye to children)
  19. 5.30-6.00 Free play

Links Nursery Balmedie

2-3's room

  1. 7.30-8.45 Free Choice Play & Breakfast
  2. 8.45-9.00 Register & Calendar
  3. 9.00-9.30 Group activities e.g. Jo Jingles (see below)
  4. Hand washing for snack time
  5. 9.30-10.00 Children's snack time
  6. 10.00-10.30 Carpet time/story time
  7. Nappy changing time
  8. 10.30-11.00 Group activities and garden time
  9. 11.00-11.15 Hand washing, tidy up for lunch
  10. 11.15-11.45 1st lunch sitting
  11. Free choice activities
  12. 11.45-12.15 2nd lunch sitting
  13. Free choice activities
  14. Garden time/quiet activities
  15. 2.00-2.30 Register and flash cards
  16. 2.30-3.00 Group activities e.g. Play 2 Learn (see below)
  17. 3.00-3.15 Free choice activities
  18. Nappy changing time
  19. Make snack
  20. 3.15-3.30 Carpet time, songs & stories
  21. 3.30-4.00 Children's snack
  22. 4.00-4.30 Group activities
  23. 4.30-6.00 Free choice activities
  24. 5.45-6.00 Tidy up time quiet activities, stories


Jo Jingles

Welcome to Jo-jingles and our friends.

  • Rowing down the river (in pairs)
  • We were given ‘clackers’ and sang ‘Everybody do this’
  • We sang a counting song, one, two, three, fish alive.
  • We then sang ‘I'm a little fish’
  • After this we used a blanket and sang ‘row, row, row your boat’ using the blanket as the stream.
  • We then sang ‘The big ship sails’
  • We then used some fish shapes on the blanket to dance to some seaside music.
  • We calmed down to ‘sleeping bunnies’ song
  • And finished with our goodbye song.
  • Play 2 Learn

    We started off today by trying to find Coach Shane, who was hiding in the resource area playing a guitar!

    We were each given a rugby ball which was our Easter egg that we had to protect and save from other children who were trying to take it from us. We had to remember our traffic light system, RED means STOP, GREEN means GO!

    We played a game of frogs where we pretended to be frogs and us had to sit on our lily pad (ball) when the birds came by and when they weren't around we had to swim around with our lily pad making sure we didn't crash into each other.

    At the end of our session we were all presented with a certificate which we are all very proud of. Aren't we clever!

    Find us at: Links Nursery Balmedie, Rowan Drive, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire. Tel.01358 743 094