Our Childcare Programme
We are a child lead setting, so if we have planned an activity and a child does not want to partake, they will not be forced to do so. All the toys and equipment available, plus our informal play and chats together, have a specific purpose in relation to the seven learning C's: confidence, co-ordination, competence, creativity, communication, concentration and cooperation. It has been proven that this is how children learn most effectively. As a childcare provider we must also comply with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS), in order to provide your child with the best opportunity for their development to be assessed and progress.
We keep electronic records to illustrate a child's achievements, and progress, during their time with us. Parents always have full, interactive access to their child’s information this system. Rest assured you can only access your own child’s information.
Our main aim for the children in our care to have a stimulating and exciting day, namely FUN!
Example of a Typical Day
Please remember this is only an example of our basic day and our routine is flexible. Our intention is to let the children choose from a selection of activities on offer. Weather permitting, if we are not tied to part days, we like to be out, and about,
(with parental permission being sought beforehand).
8:00: Start of the day, children start arriving.
10:00: EYFS planned activity, or extended free play
11.00: Free play
12:00 – 13.00: Lunchtime
13.30: Nap for some children, quiet activities for others
16.30: Provide drinks and snacks for all children
16.30 - 18:00: Wind downtime! TV, story or quiet activities, home time and updates for parents.