09.30 Self Registration, Free play + adult
Supported creative activity
Activities include role-play, small world play, construction, quiet area, ICT play, puzzles, physical area. Throughout this time adults will be supporting children as they develop social and self-help skills, and gain knowledge in the 7 areas of learning. Our welcoming environment allows choice, independence, enjoyment and countless opportunities to develop and achieve.
Owls Guided activity
Practitioners support children in small groups on guided activities which will focus on working together and turn taking, letters and sounds and mathematics. Fledgelings will be welcome to access the activities when developmentally appropriate.
10.30 Cafe opens, outdoor play offered
To avoid interruption of learning and play, children can select when they need to have a drink and a snack – important life skills to master. They can also develop their independence and social skills alongside peers and, with adult support, they help to prepare their own snack and clear away when finished before returning to free-play.
The garden is opened to allow a choice of playing in or outside in varying weather conditions. The 7 areas of learning will also be met on a daily basis in the garden with social, physical, imaginary and focused play activities.
11.45 Music on and tidy up time.
Music will play giving the children advance notice that play time is coming to an end, therefore giving them the opportunity to complete, or set aside games and activities to return to during a future session before tidy up time.
12.00 Circle Time
The children are invited to come together to join in with social and communicative songs and games, including signing. Some children benefit from Nurture time which is a smaller group in a quiet environment.
12.10 Story and Song Time
We will join back together for nursery rhymes and a story with children joining in story telling, acting as characters and various props and resources used to involve and inspire the children.
We will also award our Star of the Day
12.30 Lunch Time
Children staying for lunch move to the lunch tables, children going home sing the end of session song.
Lunch Club is available daily from 12.30 until 1.30 pm, where children sit together to eat their packed lunches, followed by playtime, either inside or out. Please do not include lunch items such as nuts, fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolates. No cans, bottles, glass, clingfilm or plastic bags please.