Daily Routine

Drop off

All sessions start at 9.00am.

Please help your child to find their coat peg and bring them into their playroom.

Share any news with staff and help them to find their name card, put their lunch box on the trolley and their drinks bottle in the box.

Leave them playing at an activity of their choosing saying goodbye.

Typical Day

8.45 Please use the Mitchell Rd entrance for children in the downstairs class and the car park entrance for the children in the upstairs class. Help your child to find their coat peg and hang their coats and bags. Books and comfy chairs are available for you and your child to wait. Use this time to read or borrow a book from our lending boxes to take home. You may wait here or outside your child’s preschool class until opening time. 

 9.00  Staff will welcome you into the room, please hand over any payments or remittance advice. Please write in the collection book if your child is going home with someone else signing your name next to your message. Help your child to find their name card set out on the table and put it in the tray. Please put any toys or comforter in the home box. Settle your child at their chosen activity and say goodbye, if they are upset a member of staff will help to settle them. If you have any information to share with staff please do this before saying goodbye.

9.00 registration and settling in with free play with a selection of toys and activities and options to go outside or in the sports hall.

10.00 snack. 

11.15 tidying up and packing away some of our toys.

11.30 story, song and rhyme time, star of the day

12.00 lunch.

1.00   children staying have quiet time before planning afternoons activities. Free play with a selection of toys and activities and options to go outside or in the sports hall. 

12.00/ 1.00 / 2.30  / 3.00   children leave for home.

Pick up

Our day ends at 12.00 / 1.00 /  2.30 or 3.00.

Downstairs class please wait in the hallway outside the downstairs playroom the children will be sent out to you. Upstairs class children wait outside the main playroom door and you will be invited in to collect them. All children must be collected by the parent/carer or another adult whose name has been given to the leader.

Remember to pick up any children’s art work or letters and anything they have put in the going home box, as well as coats, bags, lunch boxes and drinks bottles.

Well-being

It is a very busy day at preschool and the children are usually all engaged in activities. We have high expectations of their behaviour and work in our class teams to develop their personal, social and emotional growth. Helping them to learn to be a friend, share, wait for a turn, be kind to each other etc. The adults support these developing skills and their understanding by acting as good role models, praising their efforts, encouraging them and giving them lots of opportunities to practise these skills.

Children learn about and follow the rules of the setting:

Sharing, Good listening and sitting, Kind hands, feet & words, Use walking feet, Pack away our toys.

The children are very encouraged by our “Star of the Day” this is the reward of a star sticker for a few named children every day for practising the rules. The stars are precious to them and given at the end of the sessions when the whole class get together. It is explained to the children why they have received the star and we all clap for them. This is special and children are not routinely rewarded for every rule they follow as they need to learn to make these rules part of their everyday behaviour.

A Parents Comment…

“I love how my sons confidence has grown.”

Becky

The adults are very aware of the age and stage of development of each child and appreciate that they also learn by sometimes getting things wrong. We tackle all unwanted behaviours with patience and understanding, it is always the behaviour that we focus on and help them to find another way to deal with a situation. This can be difficult for young children getting to grips with their strong emotions and we also teach breathing techniques to help them achieve a calm state before tackling what to do about the unwanted behaviour. The children learn very quickly and become wonderful role models for each other and build great relationships with those around them.