Daily Routine Swalecliffe

What do we do?

All of the children self register as they arrive by scanning their name petal and placing it on a big flower, the children are then free to choose the activities they wish to participate in. Our experienced staff team actively encourage the children to make their own choices, and support them throughout their play. The children are offered a good range of adult led and child initiated play activities throughout the session. We always offer a range of art & craft activities, and experiences to compliment the areas of learning as detailed in the EYFS.

The children are encouraged to choose their own snack items from a range of healthy foods laid out for them. We also encourage the children to pour their own drinks and to put their empty plates and cups in a bowl for washing up. We believe that these experiences promote the independence of the children.

Following snack time, is more play, learning and development time. The children have the opportunity through out the session to play inside or outside in our garden. We have physical play equipment such as a trampoline, trikes, scooters, balls etc which are available for use at any time. Our outside space has a lovely play house and wooden mushrooms that the children can use to sit on or jump across. In the warmer weather we sometimes have our circle time outside, and during the snowy weather we have a couple of sledges that the children use to pull each other around on! We have an area set aside for a vegetable and growing patch, and the children will be actively involved in producing vegetables that can be used for snack time.

At the end of the session the children then sit together in a circle for a quiet circle time. This includes reading to the children, encouraging them to participate through the use of puppets and props, and may include song time using instruments etc. At this time of the morning we talk about the letter or number of the week.

At the end of a very busy session the children sit together with staff members to be collected by parents when they arrive. If your child is staying for a full day with us they must bring a packed lunch. All of the children staying for lunch wash their hands before eating. The children and staff always sit down and eat lunch together, this really is a lovely social time for all of us! Our staff are on hand to help with lunch boxes and opening sandwiches etc, but many of the children love to open their own lunches….it makes them feel very grown up!

If your child is coming in for afternoon sessions only, they are welcome to bring lunch in with them, we understand how difficult it is to eat lunch before 12.00pm, when our afternoon children arrive, they join all of their friends at the lunch tables.

After lunch the activities and fun start all over again……