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Typical Day

Every day is slightly different, but a typical timetable is as follows:

Time Activity
9:15 Registration / Wash Hands / Free Play
9:30 Key Person Group Time
9:45Free Play
10:00Wash Hands / Snack Time / Free Play
10:20 Free Play
11:45 Tidy Up Time
11:55 Whole Group Singing
12:00-12:15 Small Group Story and Rhyme Time – HOME TIME
OR 12:00Wash Hands / Lunch
12:30 Free Play
13:40 Tidy Up Time
13:55 Story Activity and Rhyme Time/Phonics

At the beginning of each session the children are welcomed by a member or staff as they arrive and register from 9:15am.

Free Play

Following registration, the children are free to choose from a range of activities in our three play areas. As the children play, the staff support them “in the moment” with all areas of learning and development to help with the transition to school including; numeracy, drawing, letters and communication, creating enthusiasm for learning.

Group Time

Children split into their colour groups with their key workers for different activities. Group time varies from day to day but usually includes some combination of physical activity, singing, writing, numeracy and phonics.

Snack Time

Children wash their hands before sitting with friends for a healthy snack, which each child brings in from home. Milk and water are provided in addition to their water bottles that they bring in from home.

After Snack Time the children go back to Free Play until it is time to tidy up for Whole Group Singing.

Lunch Time

Children staying for lunch (all children on Wednesday and children staying for the afternoon session on Tuesday and Thursday) bring a packed lunch.

Home Time

Every pre-school day ends with a story and music session.