A Day In The Life
A DAY IN THE LIFE
Every day at Castlegate is unique, and I can’t wait to come in and see which of my friends and staff are in my room today!
When I get dropped off the staff will speak to my parent at the gate and find out how I am (my teeth have been sore recently and sometimes that means I don’t sleep as well, so it’s good that they share this so everyone knows that I might just need some extra cuddles, or some extra rest time while I’m here). Sometimes my Mum and Dad use the nursery app to let the staff know updates about me in advance, which means that they just have to concentrate on me as they’re leaving me for my nursery day, lucky me!
I have a peg for my coat and my bag, which is always full of spare clothes because I love messy play, and includes my outdoor clothing to keep me cosy in my class garden which I love to spend time in.
I stay all day, so it’s really important for me to keep my energy up – snack time in the morning, lunch time, and afternoon snack are a great time for me to recharge, to chat to my friends, and to try new tasty foods! Sue is our cook at Castlegate and I really enjoy her homemade toad in the hole, and tomato pasta meals.
Throughout the day I get the chance to go outside and play, and if I want to stay outside for a long time then I can which is brilliant! Castlegate has lots of waterproof suits and I can dress in one of these when I need to keep dry and cosy, and I bring my own wellies which are kept here for when I need them.
When I’m outside I love to play in the wooded areas of the garden and it reminds me of my trips with my Grandad through the woods near his house. I can show my friends my tree climbing skills, and Seonaid sometimes sets up a fire with us where we can gather round and chat, and sometimes toast marshmallows or have a sausage sizzle!
I used to have a sleep at nursery when I was younger (in the cosy sleep room beside the Rabbits and Foxes rooms), but now I prefer just to have a little rest in the story corner after lunchtime. There’s space in my room to have quieter times when I need, and then I can join my friends in all the fun activities around the room.
When I’m collected by my Mum or Dad, or sometimes by my Grandparents, they always have a quick chat at the gate so that the staff can share what I’ve been up to during the day – every day there will have been something particularly special that I enjoyed. I say goodbye and look forward to seeing all my friends again when I’m next here!