What is a typical day like at Aldwincle Preschool?

    Morning Session
    8.45a.m – Welcome! The member of staff in charge of the session will open the door and welcome the children and their parent/carers into Preschool. We encourage parents/carers to say ‘Goodbye’ to their child before leaving.
    Free Play – Once children have arrived and the register has been taken, the outside door will be opened and the outdoor gates bolted and secured. The children can then choose from a variety of activities, both indoors and out.
    10.00a.m – Rolling snack starts. Children can eat when they are hungry and can come to the snack table when there is space available. We provide an assortment of fresh fruit as well as a choice of water or milk to drink. Drinking water is available throughout all sessions.
    11.20a.m – Tidy Up Time. All children are encouraged to help the staff to tidy away the toys and equipment.
    11.25a.m – Carpet Time. All children are encouraged to sit on the carpet to share news, take part in Circle Time activities, sing songs and/or listen to a story.
    11.40a.m – The children are encouraged to find their own coats, shoes etc and get ready to go home (unless staying for lunch).
    11.45a.m – Home Time. The member of staff in charge of the session opens the door and calls the children out to their parents/carers.

    Afternoon Session:-
    11.50a.m – Children arrive for the afternoon session and sit down for lunch after washing their hands.
    Free Play – Once each child has finished their lunch they can then choose from the activities provided indoors and out.
    1:40p.m – Rolling Snack starts (as morning session)
    2.20p.m – Tidy Up Time (as morning session)
    2.30p.m – Carpet Time
    2.45p.m – The children get ready to go home
    2.50p.m – Home Time

    Afternoon sessions are open to children aged 3 years old and above. This is so that during the session we can focus on some group activities more suited to older preschoolers and prepare them for their next step - Reception. Activities are always dependent on the children in the session but include group games, literacy and numeracy exercises and stories which involve group discussion.