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Our Daily Routine

A daily routine gives children a sense of security. This is why we ensure each day is properly structured while leaving enough time for spontaneous activities. 

Within this routine, we deliver our curriculum through 'In the moment planning' (ITMP)’. ITMP is the idea of teaching the child/children in that given moment. It is a child-led curriculum. Our skilled practitioners observe the children and through their quality interactions capture the ‘teachable moment’. These unplanned teachable moments allow the practitioner to move the child forward with their learning and development straight away

Refreshments

Our mid-morning and afternoon breaks consist of milk or water fruit or a healthy snack, such as bread sticks. If your child does not drink milk, please bring a named flask with their preferred choice. 

Lunch Time

Children are welcome to stay to lunch, please supply your child with lunch in a named box. Please use ice packs in lunch boxes and refrain from using products that contain peanuts or eggs as a whole. Eggs in cakes and some prepared food are acceptable but scotch eggs, egg sandwiches or quiche are not.   Occasionally we have children with other allergies, and you will be notified of these when they occur.

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A typical day

9:00am

Children arrive.  Staff help children with any individual needs and activities begin with staff working with children.

10:00 -

10:30 am

Staff help the children to access the snack bar. The children are encouraged to wash their hands, prepare their snack after choosing what they would like to eat, pour themselves a drink and then wash up after themselves when finished.

11:45am

Circle time

12:00 -

12:30pm

Staff support children with lunch or going home time. As children finish their lunch, free play in or outdoors.

1:00pm

Going home time for the children who have stayed for lunch and then afternoon activities begin with staff supporting children

2:00 -

2:30pm

Staff help the children to access the snack bar. The children are encouraged to wash their hands, prepare their snack after choosing what they would like to eat, pour themselves a drink and then wash up after themselves when finished

3:00pm

Going home time for those children whose parents wish to collect at 3pm

3:00pm

Table top activities for those children staying until 4pm. These include jigsaw puzzles, board games, construction and more

3:45pm

Doors open for collection. Staff support children with going home time

4:00pm

End of the Day