Our Daily Routine Pre-School

Kids 4 Us Pre-school in Madeley, Telford Shropshire - Daily Routine

9:00: Meet and Greet
Children are encouraged to find their peg, hang up their coat and self register by finding their name/picture of themselves and placing it on the signing in board. Selected toys are available for the children to play with during this time.

9:15: Circle Time
The children are invited to record the weather, the day and how many children there are. The children also can share any special news they have.

9:25: Outside play
The children can play in all areas of the garden including barked area, hard surface area and grassed area. They can use wheeled toys, ball equipment and climbing equipment. 9:50: 5 minute warning before going inside for a snack.
 
10:00: Snack Time: We offer a wide range of fruit/healthy snack. The children are encouraged to pour their own drink, developing their independence and their self help skills

10:15: Focus Time (adult led) / child initiated
This can be indoors and outdoors and encourages the children to engage in self chosen activities, developing their learning experiences.
They choose in a variety of ways and from a selection of resources, what they would like to do for child initiated play.
During this time, the children go into their key person groups for the adult led activity. These are planned activities which follow the children’s interests, special occasions and themes. These activities support the children’s individual next steps in their learning.
This activity is followed by letters and sounds for 3-4 years which supports communication, language and literacy in the EYFS.
  
11:35: Tidy Up Time
The children are given a five-minute warning to finish off what they are doing in preparation to tidy up. They are encouraged to tidy up independently and place the equipment back in the correct space depending whether are indoors or outdoors!

11:45: Stories and Songs
The children are all invited to sit together and settle in the carpet area for a story and songs and relax before the session ends. Children are encouraged to share what they have been doing during the morning and listen to others.

12:00 Home time
The Pre-School / toddler session ends. The children go home with their parent /carer, the children who are in nursery for the afternoon will stay in the nursery for their lunch and more activities in the afternoon.

12:10 – 1:00pm Lunch
The children will be given the choice of a school dinner at £2.10 per day or bring in their own packed lunch. The children will have their lunch in the main room of the nursery.

1:00: Outside play
The children can play in all areas of the garden including barked area, hard surface area and grassed area. They can use wheeled toys, ball equipment and climbing equipment. 1:25: 5 minute warning before going inside for a snack.

1:30:
This can be indoors and outdoors and encourages the children to engage in self chosen activities, developing their learning experiences.
They choose in a variety of ways and from a selection of resources, what they would like to do for child initiated play.
During this time, there will be an adult led activity where the children can choose if they would like to join in with the activity or not.
Some children might like to have a sleep/rest during the afternoon, an area in the nursery will be allocated for this where the children can choose to lie on a bed mat with their comfort’s if needed.

2:20: Tidy Up Time
The children are given a five-minute warning to finish off what they are doing in preparation to tidy up. They are encouraged to tidy up independently and place the equipment back in the correct space depending whether are indoors or outdoors!

2:30: Snack Time: We offer a wide range of fruit/healthy snack. The children are encouraged pour their own drink, developing their independence and their self-help skills

2:45: Stories and Songs
The children are all invited to sit together and settle in the carpet area for a story and songs and relax before the session ends. Children are encouraged to share what they have been doing during the morning and listen to others.

3:00 Home time
The Pre-School / toddler session ends. The children go home with their parent /carer, the children who are in nursery for the evening will stay in the nursery for their tea and more activities will be on offer until they go home.

We have a daily routine for the pre – school / toddler sessions to enable children to feel secure in the environment and to support them in becoming independent, however our routine is flexible and adaptable to meet the individual needs of the children.
During the day water is offered always and is topped up regularly by a member of staff.