A typical day
- 8am – 9pm – Breakfast provided if requested. School drop offs and settling children into the day.
- 9am – 12pm – 3-hour Montessori work cycle
A range of activities and toys are provided both indoors and outdoors in the garden. Learning activities are planned on a regular basis to ensure they are meeting the individual needs and interests of each child as according to the EYFS.
Montessori cycle of activity – within the 3-hour morning work cycle children can freely choose activities from the shelves in the playroom.
Children may do several activities within the 3-hour work cycle. Children are encouraged to replace activities back on the shelf once they have completed an activity.
Activities may also be adult led such as a baking or craft activity, story-telling session or song-time. However children can freely choose to opt out of adult led activities.
Children are often taken out on outings to the park, playground, library or playgroup.
- 12pm – Lunch-time
- 12.30pm onwards – Nap-time if required. Children can lie on a mat with a blanket in the playroom or living room. Younger children or babies can be rocked in the pushchair for nap-time. Child sleeping preferences will be discussed with parents before child commences at setting.
- 1pm – 3pm – Afternoon work-cycle (as above)
- 3pm – School pick-ups
- 3.30pm – Continue afternoon work-cycle (as above)
- 4.30pm – 5pm – Evening meal
- 5pm onwards – Tidy up. Getting children ready to go home
Meals and snacks
Meals are healthy and nutritious. Lunch often tends to be a healthy lunch-box type meals, such as healthy sandwiches, bagels, dips, vegetable sticks, pizza slices, homemade cakes and fruit.
Evening meals include jacket potatoes, spaghetti bolognese, pizza and potato wedges, beans on toast, healthy pasta dishes and salads and warm slow-cooked healthy casseroles.
Healthy snacks and drinks are provided throughout the day. Please let me know if you require a regular menu to be sent to you by email otherwise the menu will be on the parent’s notice board.
Children will often be involved in helping to prepare meals, such as chopping up fruit for a fruit salad, baking cakes or biscuits or making the dough for home-made pizza. Please let me know if you child has any food allergies.