Parents and children wait outside our garden gate for their session time to start. Children are welcomed in by a member of the team who encourages them to find their own name tag to hang their belongings on, wash hands and find their photo card to self-register themselves.
The day begins with free play and rolling snack being offered between 9.30-10.15. Around 10.30 we all come together for circle time where we learn and sing about the day of the week, welcome each other with our hello song and talk about our activities coming up. We then break into groups for an adult led activity. The morning session finishes at 12.00 and those staying all day or arriving for the afternoon session sit together for lunch around 12.15 with the staff. The afternoon session also consists of free play inside and out, a circle time and an adult led activity. The session finishes for the children either at 2.30pm or 3.00pm, the flexibility allows parents to do school pick-ups for older children if this is required.
Although the day and sessions are planned, we are always flexible taking into account the children’s interests and individual needs.