Timetable and Routines
9am Welcoming to Pre-school
9 am Free Play
10 am Circle Time, Registration
10.15 am Wash hands and Snack
10.30 am Focus Activity/Free Play
11 am Outdoor play
11.40 am Songs and Story time
12 pm Lunch
12.30 pm Free Play
2.15 Snack time
2.30 Puzzles, Games
2.45 Story and Song time
3 pm Home Time
Snacks and meals
The setting makes snacks and meals a social time at which children and adults eat together. We plan the menus for snacks so that they provide the children with healthy and nutritious food. Please tell us about your child's dietary needs and we will make sure that these are met. We ask that a packed healthy Lunch is provided by yourself if your child is staying all day or up until 1 pm.
Our latest snack menu is available to view here.
We provide protective clothing for the children when they play with messy activities. 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 off, and putting on, outdoor clothes. Clothing that is easy for them to manage will help them to do this. Please provide a spare set of clothing for your child in case they do get wet or messy.
Copies of the setting's policies and procedures are available for you to see at the setting, or they can be emailed or downloaded on your USB upon request.
The setting's policies help us to make sure that the service provided by the setting is a high quality one and that being a member of the setting is an enjoyable and beneficial experience for each child and her/his parents.
The staff and parents of the setting work together to adopt the policies and they all have the opportunity to take part in the annual review of the policies. This review helps us to make sure that the policies are enabling the setting to provide a quality service for its members and the local community.
Our setting has a duty under the law to help safeguard children against suspected or actual ‘significant harm’. Our employment practices ensure children against the likelihood of abuse in our settings and we have a procedure for managing complaints or allegations against a member of staff.
Our way of working with children and their parents ensures we are aware of any problems that may emerge and can offer support, including referral to appropriate agencies when necessary, to help families in difficulty.
As part of the setting's policy to make sure that its provision meets the needs of each individual child, we take account of any special needs a child may have. The setting works to the requirements of the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2001).