We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from – and work at – a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities, which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.
Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity – and are encouraged – to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the indoor playroom/s.
The full day
The setting organises the day so that children can take part in a variety of child-initiated and adult-led activities. These take account of children’s changing energy levels throughout the day.
The setting caters for children’s individual needs for rest and quiet activities during the day.
Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health of the world around, their physical development and their knowledge.
Snacks and meals
The setting makes snacks and meals a social time at which children and adults eat together. We plan our snacks so that they provide the children with healthy and nutritious food. Every week two children are taken to Stokeley farm shop to help choose our snacks. Do tell us about your child’s dietary needs and we will make sure that these are met.
We provide protective clothing for the children when they play with messy activities. However, it is not always possible to keep your children clean and tidy, so please send your children in clothes that can get messy.
We encourage children to gain the skills that help them to be independent and look after themselves. These include taking themselves to the toilet and taking o – and putting on – outdoor clothes. Clothing that is easy for them to manage will help them to do this. Pre-school T-shirts and sweatshirts are available for purchase from the pre-school at very competitive rates.