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Little Crickets Toddler Group

At CSG Cricket Club Pavilion


9.00 - 11.30

£3 per family

All Welcome

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We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is based on the principles of learning through play.  We aim to get to know and understand each child so we can make sure they have lots of fun while we support their development at the same time.

The activities change within our sessions all the time.  This is the timetable of a session.

9.00 Arrival

Children arrive at the playgroup, hang up coats and change their own shoes, and then be guided to find their own name badge.

9.15 Register Time

We discuss the day, date, weather and the activities available to the children today.

9.20 - 11.40 Free flow session

Children choose what they want to do from the activities and the equipment available.We have child height storage so we can encourage the children to access the toys and resources independently.  The children can play inside and outside throughout the whole session and we have a great outdoor space. We provide activities for all six areas of development according to the EYFS.

10.15 - 10.45 Snack Time

Snack time is a social time and learning opportunity where children are able to help themselves to a cup and plate, they pour their own drink and help themselves to a nutritionally balanced snack.

11.40 Tidy up time

We encourage children to tidy throughout the session, but this is where we all tidy up so we can come together as a group.

11.45 - 12.00 Circle time

We get together to share a discussion, a story and some songs.

12.00 Home time

Some children stay on for lunch and / or the afternoon session.

12.00 - 12.30 Lunchtime

Wash hands and eat a packed lunch together.

12.30 - 12.50 Rest or Run Around

After lunch some children are full of energy and need to run around and some need some quiet time.  So we have some real playtime outside with lots of strong physical development activities and games to play. It is a total contrast inside with a relaxed atmosphere with lots of cushions, stories or soft music for those children who need some quiet time or rest.

12.50 - 1.00 Circle Time

Get together and some children get ready to go home.

1.00 - 3.00 Free Flow Session

We have another free flow session as in the morning, but as this is a smaller group that in the morning we have a little more structure and tailor activities specifically for the children.

3.00 Home time

Learning through Play