A little bit about our Tweenie unit …

In the tweenie room the children start to gain new skills, develop their already existing skills and start to form personal preferences within their play. At this age the children are encouraged to start making choices within the activities that they take part in throughout the day, this is in preparation for their transition to pre-school. Parents are given personal handovers from staff about their child’s day. The staff offer guidance and support on toilet training, which is a question that we often get asked.

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What does a typical day look like?

Here at Good Manors our aim is to ensure that children enjoy their time with us, whilst being looked after in a caring and safe environment. We do so through our daily routine which has been perfected over the course of our 20 years in the childcare industry. Whilst routine is subject to change depending on things such as weather and seasonal events, here is an overview of what you can expect for your child at Good Manors.


8-9am Free flow
9-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-10am Free flow play
10-10:30am Garden time
10:30 – 11am Group time activities
11-11:30am Free flow play
11:30-11:45am TV/story time
11:45am-12:15pm Lunch
12:15-2:30pm Sleep time and free flow play with the babies in the Tweenie unit
2:30-3pm Messy activities
3-3:30pm Free flow
3:30-4pm Snack
4-4:30pm Garden or nursery rhymes
4:30-6pm Free flow play

Tweenies nappies are changed every three hours.


The children take part in a wide range of age appropriate activities, this includes both indoor play and outside play. The activities cover all areas of the EYFS. Our messy play activities can include both sand play and water play, baked bean play, cereal play, playdough, painting, gluing and sticking. Our children also enjoy music and movement, construction activities, small world play and role play opportunities.

We encourage the children to explore the outdoors every day and they often enjoy playing in the messy garden, with the outdoor sand or mud pit, climbing on the climbing frame and various other garden activities such as play with balls, hoops, bikes and obstacle courses. When possible we like to take our children out to explore the wider community and go for walks to the local park, to the local shops and occasionally further afield to places like the farm.


We offer full day childcare, 51 weeks of the year excluding public holidays, from 8am to 6pm, five days a week. We have a minimum attendance of 2 sessions per week.



At Good Manors you can expect your child to be fed a range of nutritious and yummy meals! By following a carefully constructed menu that is regularly updated, we provide our children with healthy meals that give them the energy they need. Our chef works closely with parents if there is a specific dietary requirement, to make sure everyone is getting the food they need. See below our latest food menus.

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