EYFS timetable: examples

See examples of early years foundation stage (EYFS) daily and weekly timetables to help you plan yours. You'll find examples for reception classes, a nursery school, and early years in a special school.

Last reviewed on 18 February 2022
School types: AllSchool phases: NurseryRef: 8295
  1. Reception in a maintained primary school
  2. Reception in an infant academy
  3. Nursery school
  4. Early years in a special school

Reception in a maintained primary school

Shoreditch Park Primary School in Hackney has a weekly timetable for reception that includes:

  • Morning and afternoon carpet time each day
  • Carousel time
  • Daily phonics sessions
  • Afternoon free flow activities each day
  • Tidy up time before morning playtime and before the end of the day

Reception in an infant academy

Streetsbrook Infant and Early Years Academy in the West Midlands has a weekly reception class 1 timetable and reception class 2 timetable.

Both timetables include:

  • Morning blocks of maths and guided reading
  • Phonics sessions every day
  • Foundation subjects once a week
  • Handwriting sessions once a week
  • Yoga sessions on a Friday afternoon

Nursery school

The Sue Hedley Nursery School in Tyne and Wear has a daily nursery routine that involves:

Early years in a special