We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities, which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others. Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the indoor playroom(s).
The routine below shows a sample of our typical day . . .
8:00 am Breakfast Club available
9:00 am Doors will be opened and children welcomed in
9:10 am Morning Circle / Registration
9:30 am Montessori work-cycle commences, inside and out if weather permits – free choice from all areas of learning – Numeracy, Literacy and Language, Sensorial, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Activities of Everyday Living, Art and Construction, Music and Movement, and Role play. During outdoor learning Forestry and Montessori School lessons will be provided.
Snack – Usually snack would be prepared at the nursery and available throughout the sessions for the children to help themselves too. But due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are asking for families to prepare their child’s snack at home and bring it with them on the day in a snack bag to minimize contamination.
11:20 am French / Music and Dance / Yoga (postponed replaced with Spanish by Ms Jenny)
11:45 am Tidy away. Final circle and Story time
12:00 am Home time for morning session unless staying for;
12:00am – 1:00pm Lunch club available, Children are required to bring their own packed lunch; this is a great opportunity for children to learn social skills at meal times followed by free play.
1.00 pm Session begins with Registration and Afternoon Circle
1.20 pm Montessori work-cycle commences, inside and out if weather permits – free choice from all areas of learning
Snack – from their personal snack bag.
2.50 pm Tidy away. Final circle and Story time
3.00 pm Home time
3- 4.30pm Afterschool Club please enquire (currently not available)