Each of our Pre-School sessions follow a basic routine which alters on a daily basis according to the children’s interests and needs. Our basic routine is outlined below:
9.00 – 9.15am: Children arrive – Parents/carers and children sign into Pre-School. The children’s belongings are placed in the appropriate place and the children join our Registration area. Register – News time, talk about the weather, day of the week etc.
9.15 – 10.15am: Free flow play/short adult led activity – The children make choices on which resources they would like to engage with. Staff members provide support and encouragement to the children so that they can extend their interests and ideas and progress developmentally.
10.15 – 10.45am: Snack time– Children wash/dry hands and access their own Snack i.e. pour their own drinks, select foods and talk to the other children and adults, as well as washing and drying their own cups and plates and throwing away their own food waste.
10.45 – 12.15pm: Free flow play/short adult led activity.
12.15 – 12.30pm:Tidy up time – All of the children help to tidy away the resources and toys with which they have played.
12.30 – 13.00pm:Lunch time – All children wash hands, collect their Lunch boxes and drink bottles and are supported when eating.
Each Friday we all have our Lunch at Redmarley Primary Academy. All children attending Tippy Toes on a Friday therefore have the option to have a School Lunch on this day. School dinners cost £2.20. If your child does not wish to have a School lunch, they will need to bring a healthy Lunch and water bottle with them as normal.
13.00 – 14.30pm: Free flow play.
14.30 – 14.45pm: Tidy up time.
14.45 – 15.00pm: Home/circle time– Children engage with a story/circle time activity, as well as a discussion about our day. The children are encouraged to collect their own belongings, with support as necessary. The children are called to leave when their parents arrive.