A Day Here

9 a.m. – Children arrive at the setting by a member of staff at the door. They hang up their bag and coat in the cloakroom, then find their name brick and bring it to the book corner.  Fruit contributions are put in the fruit basket and ‘show and tell’ items are put in a special box.

9.05 a.m. Group time starts with registration and a song to greet the children.  We chat about the day ahead and who will be the special helper for the day.  The special helper helps with snack time, toy choice and can take our pre-school bear home for the night.   We check the weather, count how many children are here and talk about our show and tell items from home.

9.20 a.m. – It’s off to play and have fun in all Early Learning goals until 10.30 a.m.  This will involve topic work, writing, number work, computer, book corner, construction and free choice areas.  Children take turns, involve others and have fun.

10.30a.m. – Snack Time – The special helper assists with preparation of snack time by setting the tables and putting out the children’s names.. Then we sing the tidy-up song and wash our hands.  They sit together for snacks of fruit and milk/water.


11a.m. – We head outside in all weathers.  We are fortunate to have two large play areas, a large sand pit, lots of play equipment, play houses and an outside classroom.  In really bad weather we can use the Primary school’s hall and PE equipment.  This is a great opportunity for the children to experience different environments and meet other teachers.

11:50 a.m.  The children and staff gather in the book corner to chat about the morning and what they have enjoyed. Some children go home at the end of the morning session.

12 noon to 1p.m. – Lunch Club – The children bring their lunch everyday which they eat together with staff at a talking table and listening to music.  Some children go home after lunch club. Some children join us for the afternoon session.

1p.m. – Group time and registration, ‘hello song’ and discuss the afternoon session.
1.10p.m.  – Early Learning Goals to explore as well as free choice, similar to the morning session with a wide variety of activities on offer.
2.25 p.m. – Snack time, the children are asked to wash their hands before a snack of fruit, vegetables and milk/water.
2.35 p.m. – Outdoor play or whole group activities.
2.50p.m. – 3.00p.m.- Group get together, ‘goodbye song’ & ‘What have you enjoyed today?’  Children collect their belongings and art work from their drawers.
3p.m. – Home time , we look forward to doing it all again tomorrow!