Session Timetable

We are open for a total of 10 x 2½ hour sessions per week.

All sessions from Tuesday – Friday are open to children from 2 years of age. Monday sessions are only open to children who are “Rising 5”, i.e. those who are due to start the primary school of their choice the following September.

Important: If your child attends over a lunchtime (ie 9.00am – 2.00pm or 11.30am – 2.00pm) you must provide them with a packed lunch in a named lunch box.

September – July

Day Morning Lunchtime* Extended Hour** Ages
Monday
9 - 11.30 am
11.30 - 2 pm
2 - 3 pm
Rising 5's
Tuesday
9 - 11.30 am
11.30 - 2 pm
2 - 3 pm
2 - 5 years
Wednesday
9 - 11.30 am
11.30 - 2 pm
2 - 3 pm
2 - 5 years
Thursday
9 - 11.30 am
11.30 - 2 pm
2 - 3 pm
2 - 5 years
Friday
9 - 11.30 am
11.30 - 2 pm
2 - 3 pm
2 - 5 years

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Lunchtime*

Children bring a packed lunch in a lunch box. All of the children are also offered diluted orange juice, water and a snack during morning break.

Extended Hour** only applies to rising 5’s

This specially focused day is for our children who are due to start primary school the following September. We aim to make the transition from pre-school to primary school as easy as possible for the children, we plan a range of activities around:

  • Familiarising the children with their future surrounding (e.g. having P.E kit, to practice getting changed and participating in a structured P.E lesson.
  • Encouraging the children to work together in groups.
  • Trips to the local library and farm trips in order to encourage independence and the following instructions.

 Sessions/Activities

Our children self-register with their name cards, and are immediately free to choose their own activity or toy from the selection available. Our outdoor play area is open as often as possible, in all weathers, and the children are free to choose indoor or outdoor play. Our new outdoor area includes generous space for ride-on toys, a planting garden, a drawing wall, a play shed and a quiet area (photos on the Gallery Page). Our range of indoor toys is expanding every term, with recent additions such as a new dolls house, water play, arm, books, computer games and musical activities.

We also offer small group time with a ratio of 1:5 children grouped together in their stages of development where we build upon their strengths and targets in their development, also friendship and SEN grouping.

Sometimes we will have a visitor to talk to us about the local community (e.g. policeman, doctor, a child’s relative with an interesting topic), and sometimes we will have a short trip out (e.g. the Post Office, church Harvest Festival, or school Sports Day). We have regular ‘themes’ to extend the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world, which might include religious festivals, international traditions, local community and ‘about-me’ awareness.

Our snack bar opens at 9:30 a.m. where fresh and/or dried fruit, vegetables and carbohydrates such as toast, brioche, crumpets, muffins and pancakes are served. Cold milk is available at snack time, and drinking water is constantly available throughout the session. At lunchtime we offer both water and diluted juice.

Every week we ask the children to bring in an item from home in line with the weekly theme of our “Talking Table”. The children are then encouraged to show this item to the other children and talk about it during ‘circle time’.

We end the session with some active games and circle time, which can include discussions, singing and music, story time, and achievement awards. Children are always welcome to bring items in from home to show during circle time or to put on the Talking Table.

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