Our Daily Routine.
As you can probably imagine a day working with young children can always be different! However we do try to keep some structure to our day for those children who like routine. It can also help the younger children settle as they know what to expect.
8.55 - Our day starts and the doors open.
The children come into pre school and take off their coats with their parents and find their name from the board in the reception area. The children love to peek through the windows on the door to see the exciting activities we have set out for them. At 8.55am one of the members of staff open the doors for the children to come in.
The children then place their names on our registration board and begin to play.
8.55 - 10.55 - Free flow session
During this time the children are able to choose what they would like to do. We always have some child initiated activities, adult led activities and free choice including the patio area with toys, playhouse and mud kitchen.
During this time we also have the snack bar open. This is a favourite with many of the children. The children can come and sign their name (or make a mark to represent their name!) and choose from a selection of food available. We usually supply foods such as toast, banana, raisins and chedders. The children love being able to butter their own toast and choose what they would like on it. They also have a selection of drinks to choose from.
11.00 - 11.20 - Tidy up and Carpet Time
The children help to tidy away the toys and we then prepare for carpet time. During Carpet time we sing songs and have time for show and tell. The children love to share their news with the group and we practice our listening skills.
11.20 - Outside/Physical Activites
Key skills are practiced and developed during this time in a fun way. Whether we are balancing on equipment, learning to climb, ride a scooter or jumping we enjoy developing our physical skills.
11.45 - Storytime
As we get close to the end of the day we gather around for a story. The children love listening to a story read by a member of staff. During this time we give out all the things the children need to take home including their beautiful pieces of artwork for parents to treasure.
At 11.55 the children's day ends and they leave excited to tell their parents or carers all about the activities and friends they have played with during their day. And we get ready for another exciting day....
11.55 - Home Time
At 11.55 the children's day ends and they leave excited to tell their parents or carers all about the activities and friends they have played with during their day.