Pre-school Day

We organise our sessions so that children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion.  The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.  Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them.  The children have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor child initiated and adult led activities, as well as those provided inside the Pre-School.  We give children the choice to free flow between inside and outside throughout the session.

8.55am - 11.55 Morning Session
  • 8.55am Door opens and children go to their room where they self register and free play.

  • 9.10am Registers taken

  • 9.15am Snack prepared in room with child helper. Please bring in a piece of fruit each week to share or contribute 20p

  • 9.45am Small key group time - key worker does a 10 minute activity with their key children

  • 10am Doors open for free flow. Outside activities are set up for the children for example sand and water play, mud kitchen, construction. Children have the choice to play inside and outside.

  • 11.30am Children tidy up with the adults outside and inside, then go back to their rooms (Piglets or Lambs).

  • 11.40am Large group time. This consists of story time and song time. On some days the children may use the Internet to watch an educational activity, which fits in with their topic or to learn Makaton.

  • 11.55 Those going home sit on the carpet ready for their parents and carers to collect them. Children collect bags and coats from their pegs on their way out.

11.55am - 2.55pm Afternoon Session
  • 11.55am Children attending the afternoon session arrive and register and wash their hands ready for lunch.

  • 12 noon Lunchtime. After lunch the children free play in their rooms.

  • 1pm Doors open for free flow and outdoor play.

  • 2.30pm Tidy up time inside and outside.

  • 2.40pm Large group time: stories or singing

  • 2.55pm Home time. Children collect bags, coats and lunchboxes from their pegs on their way out.

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