Swarland Pre-school and Swarland Bears
8.00-9.00am Swarland Bears before school club. Children attending before 8.15 will receive breakfast if needed. School children escorted into school and children staying in Pre-school will play indoors until other children join them.
9.00am Playroom door opens. Session starts children bring names in and do self-registration independently or with parents support at first. (Parents are welcome to bring children into playroom and settle children then say good bye).
We offer free flow play indoors and outdoors set up activities as well as free choice activities.
10.00am CD with tidy up song indicates that it is tidy up time.
10.15am Dancing bears this is a time to use listening skills and physical movements to music, keeping our bodies healthy. Mat time children sit next to friends, staff call register children encouraged to say good morning or hello. Wash hands and toilet encouraging good practice and hygiene.
10.30am Snack time children sit together at tables with their own milk mat. Discussions with children about morning events or planning what they will do next. Snack is biscuits, fruit and milk or water to drink.
10.45am Quiet time the children collect a book and sit on the mat until everyone has finished snack.
10.50am Story time, adult reads a story, children may be grouped in one large group or 2 small groups.
11.00am further planned activity or free play indoors or outdoors. Nappies changed also.
12.00 noon Morning children go home. Phonics names letter sounds. Song bag or activity until lunch arrives at the pre-school.
12.30pm (when lunch is finished) Children enjoy indoor/outdoor play.
1.00 pm Some children prepare to go home, afternoon children and children attending all day sit with staff for afternoon registration encouraged to say good afternoon or hello.
1.10pm Further opportunity for planned and child initiated indoor/outdoor play.
2.15pm CD with tidy up song indicates that it is tidy up time.
2.25pm Afternoon snack including activities such as finding cups and mats with numbers on, counting out from a large group, rhyming words, and children helping with snack preparation.
3.00pm End of session parents invited in to collect children or children handed over from main door.
This is just a guide to what we do during the day we also have time to do names and phonics, song time, make use of the school field and village walks. Trips are organized to other places from time to time.
3.00-5.30 Swarland Bears after school club school children escorted into pre-school. The children will have a snack time then fresh air outdoors play. Organised clubs will be on some days which children will have booked into.