Our Day

Our setting believes that care and education are equally important in the experiences that we offer children. The routines and activities that make up the session/day in the setting are provided in ways that:

  • help each child to feel that she/he is a valued member of the setting;
  • ensure the safety and well-being of each child;
  • help children to gain from the social experience of being part of a group; and
  • provide children with opportunities to learn and help them to value learning.

We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from - and work at - a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. Outdoor activities contribute to children's health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity - and are encouraged - to take part in outdoor child-led activities.

A brief outline of some of the activities during our day:

We start our session with:

Arrival and shortly afterwards registration time

Free play – we have free play throughout the session enabling children to access activities of their choice.

Chat on the mat - Circle time/Story time/ Singing time/ Numbers /Sounds and Letters /Shape and Colour of the week

Snack time – a healthy snack with milk or water to share with friends. We have rolling snack for the Older children, 3-4 year olds (Bears)

Outdoor play – either in small groups or free flow indoor/outdoor play.