A Typical Day

We offer a wide range of activities aimed at giving all children equal opportunities to learn and develop intellectually, creatively, physically, socially and emotionally through play. We ensure that the seven areas of learning are available each day in a variety of ways so that children can access the whole EYFS curriculum. 

A typical day can include:

Circle Time

This is where each child is encouraged to participate in group discussion around a range of topics covering all areas of the EYFS curriculum. The aim is to help with their communication skills and to build their confidence and self-esteem.

Free-play activities

A whole range of activities are available to the children which include: role play in the home corner or through dressing-up; painting; modelling using play dough; cooking; puzzles and games; reading in the quiet corner; story time, music and singing. These activities are usually centred on topics which have evolved through establishing an interest of a child, or group of children and cover the objectives of the early learning goals within the EYFS curriculum. The children are encouraged to express their ideas and feelings, to work independently and also within a group.

Snack time

The children help themselves to a variety of healthy and nutritious snack in the style of a buffet. A variety of fruit and vegetables along with cheese, chicken and a bread/cracker or rice cake option is served each day at 10:00am. Children also have the choice of milk or water.

Water and milk is freely available throughout the course of the day and children also have access to their water bottles.

Outside play

Children benefit from free-flow outdoor play on the paved area at the front as well playtime in our garden at the rear, where they can explore and investigate, build dens, construct from wood and other natural products, grow flowers and vegetables, dig in the mud, the list is endless…  There is a wide range of outdoor toys which encourage coordination, control and movement. Children are closely supervised whilst outside and enjoy the physical challenges and social interaction with one another. Wherever possible, we take children out for walks and nature trails to the surrounding fields and village pond.

Song and story time

The session ends with story time and action songs – all of which contribute to the child’s mathematical, communication and language development through repetitive rhythm and rhyme. It encourages children to become familiar with books and begin to develop a keen interest in early year’s literature.

Outings, visits and events

We arrange several outings throughout the course of the year, including trips to a local farm, the village pond, a walk to the shop etc. We also arrange for members of the local community and/or friends or relatives to visit the children and talk about their jobs e.g. nurse; dentist; farmer; fireman; etc. A regular ‘weekly news’ informs parents of any forthcoming events that they may wish to attend. We regularly have Coach Jack from Little Kickers who comes to teach the children football skills.