Each session begins with free play followed by group registration and circle time. The children then choose from a range of play based activities that are carefully chosen to provide good access to all the areas of learning outlined in the curriculum.
For approximately 1 hour during the session we organise a café style system where children are encouraged to help themselves from a choice of healthy snacks. Milk, and water are also available throughout the session and children are encouraged to pour their own drink. After snack all the children are encouraged to return to play activities available (both indoors and outdoors). Our sessions are designed to allow for continuous provision/play for the children. We usually finish the session with a group story/song, mark making or a game. Children may bring their own packed lunch to be eaten at 12.00 pm. Staff can provide more details of this if required.
Continuous provision is provided for role play, small world, sensory, construction, creative, mark making, lCT and the book corner. Outdoor play is available during every session (unless the weather is extremely bad), Outdoor play includes things like scooters & bikes, sand or water, large construction, mark making, instruments etc. We also offer indoor physical play such as trampoline, slides, rockers, tunnels etc. Also children are given opportunities to have stories as well as music, singing and action song activities during the session.
We have a Christmas Party, Summer Outing, Open Day, Leavers Party, visits from Reception Teachers from the Primary Schools the children will be attending. Sometimes we also have special visitors to pre-school such as a fireman, doctor and lollipop lady.
Plans for the half term and the weekly plans are displayed in the setting. A letter is sent out to parents from register groups to explain what the child is doing and inform them if they need to bring anything into the setting for the register time.