registration and discussion time
Staff welcome children and parents
into the group providing the opportunity for
informal chat before the session begins.
Registration, serves a variety of purposes with
emphasis on Health and Safety and as a
written record of attendance for children, staff and
visitors. This group gathering, involving the,
children and staff, allows time for the children to
settle in, share news and is a time for the staff to
discuss the daily/weekly topics with them.
Early Years Foundation Stage
During this period the children choose what they
would like to play with, from a range of
toys/equipment provided for them (see appendix).
The activities provided are both structured and
unstructured using the guidelines set in the
‘Curriculum guidance for the Foundation stage’, this
is also time for observations to be carried out by
The staff and myself feel that it is very important
that everyone is involved with tidying-up the
toys/equipment. Children are informed that they
have ‘5 more minutes to play’ prior to mid-session,
which gives them the opportunities to ‘finish off’
or do something they haven’t done already.
After washing their hands the children are given a
drink and a snack whilst sitting at the table. This
time allows the children to rest for a period and is
also a good time for adults to observe and listen to
the children chatting in small groups.
Depending on the climate the children
are taken outdoors, to use the hoops, balls,
parachute and climbing equipment or play football,
circle games or run freely if they wish. When the
weather is unsuitable to go outside, physical
games/action songs are played indoors, a video
relevant to the days topic may be shown. The
session usually ends with story-time and songs.
(This is also the time that a staff member usually
washes the pots and cleans the toilets, etc ready
for the next session).
The parents/carers arrive to collect the children,
they are informed of any accidents/incidents that
may have occurred, this, is also a valuable time to
exchange relevant information about their child
during the session and any future events.
selection of snacks are provided for the children on
3-day rota, these include fruit, crackers and
Also a range of different foods may be offered as
part of our ongoing topics, to help towards the cost
of these we ask for a contribution
of 50 pence per week.
Milk or Water
What to wear
Through play, children explore
and experiment, it is best to send your child
dressed in clothing that’s easily washable or not
too new, as many of our activities can be messy. The
Pre-school sweatshirt and t-shirts are available to
buy, (although, it’s not compulsory for the children
to wear them) these are usually in stock at all
Simple clothing which they can
handle themselves will enable them put on and take
off their outdoor clothes and to go to the toilet
when they want to without being too dependent on
other people’s help.
T-shirts available at all times
Sizes 3-4 yrs
Sweatshirts are available at all times
Sizes 3-4 yrs
Parents are always welcome
to use the pre-school notice board (above the coat pegs) for
displaying notices or selling items i.e. toys &
equipment. The co-ordinator will pin up relevant information
and general notices to parents.
read the pre-school notice board regularly!