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