The children are on a 1:3 ratio. Even though there are also 2 year olds in the room (which need a 1:4 ratio) we work on a 1:3 ratio for all. Staff are all responsible for all the children, they do not focus on a specific 3 children / their key children only. If they are doing an activity their backs are not to the children, their eyes are pealed over the floor. Even though staff have key children their safeguarding / observing responsibilities extend to all the children in their care / room at that time. Any paperwork - 2 year checks etc. is completed by the key person who has that extra special bond with their key child.
We have a set routine we follow each day, although flexible - if the weather is nice we will stay at the park longer! We often have snack at the park due to this. The children go to the parks in little groups, dependent on the weather / logistics. Outdoor play is imperative.