The timing of our routine is flexible depending on the needs of the children at the time but the structure of the session is always the same - knowing what comes next in their day is an important part of feeling secure.
Our usual morning begins with the children playing indoors.
Before they move on, we ask the children to 'put things back where they belong'.
Afterwards, we all go outside where, in addition to the opportunities for physical development provided by our sloping garden, climbing frame and tree swing, the children have free access to sand, mud and water along with books and resources to encourage mark making, role play and construction.
At the end of the morning, the children going home for lunch gather in the end room for their goodbye song.
Collection at 12 o’clock is from the end room door.
For those who stay for a full day at Pre-school, eating together at lunchtime is an important time for learning about being with others and making choices.
The children sit at a table with their friends and we encourage them to unpack their lunch onto a plate/into a bowl and to use appropriate cutlery. We provide jugs of water and cups for the children to pour their own drinks.