The day starts with breakfast club for children who wish to attend from 08:00-09:00. For a modest fee of £2 per child per session we provide a healthy breakfast consisting of a variety of cereals including warm oats, brown bread with cheese, jam and Clover butter with a glass of milk or water.
The rest of the day
The rest of the day is divided into the morning session (09:00 to 12:00) and the afternoon session (11:45-14:45) at £7 per hour and After School Club (additional hours until 18:00) at a cost of £5 per hour. We offer excellent flexibility and children may attend all day, or for a mixture of mornings and afternoons as required; we do our best to accommodate specific requirements.
Although we have free play sessions we structure the day to include different types of stimulating activities and to prepare children for the transition to primary school. During a typical day indoor and outdoor activities reflect the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). These activities are planned weekly and centred around the children’s interests as well as in Maths, Literacy, Communication and Language, Expressive Art, Understanding of the World, all of which include focusing on using natural resources including water, sand and malleable materials and work on ICT programmes. We take on apprentices from local colleges as well as Master’s degree students and their input is invaluable in expanding ideas for educational activities with the children
We promote physical activity to support gross and fine motor skills. Research by the British Heart Foundation demonstrates that exercise is vital to our well being with emphasis on encouraging physical activity in the early years. Personal, social and emotional opportunities include allowing time to be independent, care for hygiene and playing cooperatively while learning how to build life skills.