A Day at Pre-School

Bumblebees

9.00 – 9.30am             Parent drop off

Children are brought into their rooms where they are settled by the staff. Children are encouraged to explore and play while we wait for all children to arrive.

9.30 – 9.45am             Register Time

Register time is our first step in encouraging confidence and independence, the children collect a cushion and sit amongst their peers supported by the adults.  We take the register saying good morning to everyone, discuss achievements, rules and the mornings activities.

9.45am onwards        Free Play

A wide range of activities and experiences are available to support all areas
of learning and development, such as: creative craft tasks, sand, water, dough, ICT toys , small world and construction to name but a few.  Adults lead play, interact and encourage as and when required taking each individual child’s needs into account.

Snack Time    

Snack will be available from 10.00 – 11.00am for children to sit and have a drink and something to eat during this time.  Snack consists of a drink; milk or water and a healthy snack which is shown on the notice board.

10.45am – 11.45am     Outside Play

Children get into their outdoor clothes and go outside to play.  A variety of equipment and experiences are available daily.  During this time we may  join and interact with the pre-school children.

11.45am – 12.00pm      Group Time

We end our morning session by joining together as a group to take part in circle time, this may be a music or movement activity as well as story time before we collect our belongings and items to take home.

12.00 – 12.10pm         Collection and Lunch Time

Those children that are going home at 12.00pm are brought into the pre-school rooms and parents collect them from the Bumblebee Room.

All lunching will be together in the Butterfly room taking part in group activities.  They will then line up to wash their hands. collect their lunch box and sit down to lunch.

12.45 – 1.00pm           Group Singing

As children finish their lunch, they pack away and then move into another room for singing, music and dancing.

Butterflies

9.00 – 9.30am             Parent drop off

Children are brought into their rooms where they are settled by the staff. Children are encouraged to explore and play while we wait for all children to arrive.

9.30 – 9.45am             Register/Circle Time

All children sit on the mat and the room leader takes register, children take it in turns to talk about what they have been doing.  Group rules are discussed and the day’s activities talked through.

9.45 – 10.30am           Outside Play (time outside depends on weather)

Children get into their outdoor clothes and go outside to play.  A variety of equipment and experiences are available daily.

10.30 – 11.30am         Free Play

Children can move between rooms choosing their own activities and games.  There is a wide variety of choice such as home corner,  small world and construction toys, puzzles and maths games, ICT equipment, drawing and mark making and craft activities.

Activities can be child led or adult focused and adults are always on hand to offer guidance, support or challenge.

Snack Time    

Snack will be available from 10.30 – 11.15am for children to sit and have a drink and something to eat during this time.  Snack consists of a drink; milk or water and a healthy snack which is shown on the notice board.

11.30 – 11.40am         Tidy Up Time

Children help adults tidy away all the toys and equipment.

11.40 – 12.00pm         Story Time

All children and adults sit together to listen to a story.

12.00 – 12.10pm         Collection and Lunch Time

Those children that are going home at 12.00pm are taken into the Bumblebee room where they collect their pictures and belongings to await for parents and carers to allowed into the room.

All lunching will be together in the Butterfly room taking part in group activities.  They will then line up to wash their hands. collect their lunch box and sit down to lunch.

12.45 – 1.00pm           Group Activity

As children finish their lunch, they pack away and then move into another room for singing, music and dancing.

1.00pm                        Collection Time

Afternoons 

1.00 – 1.45pm             Outside Play

We complete our register outside and go out come rain or shine.  We have a lovely undercover area for even the wettest of days.

1.45 – 3pm                Free play

A range of activities are set out for the children to enjoy.  Some activities
will be adult focused and the children are encouraged to take part in them while other activities are set out for the children to opt in to when they wish.

Snack Time

Snack will be available from 2.20 – 2.50pm  for children to sit and have a drink and something to eat during this time.  Snack consists of a drink; milk or water and a healthy snack which is shown on the notice board.

3 – 3.30 pm               Group Activity

The first task is to tidy up and then the children join in a group activity which can be a variety of activities including singing, group story or active mats.

3.30pm                 Collection Time