Flexibility is very important to ensure your child has the best day possible and whilst integration is important we are very happy to work with you and any existing routine you might have. As your child grows they will progress through a variety of gently changing environments suited to their age and needs, with an aim to prepare them for a stress free progression into formal education.
We believe it’s important to structure the day around the needs and existing routines of your child, which means that we follow the routine that they are used to. Within the day they will be offered a range of activities which will include outdoor play, creative activities, story and song times, and access to a range of equipment for them to explore. The timing of these activities is never set, because it is in direct response to how the children are on each day and what they are interested in.
The children have a separate area in which to sleep and we promote their meal times as being an opportunity for quality time with each other and the adults.
The only routines that are ‘set’ are the 12.00 midday meal, and 4.00pm tea. Everything else is completely flexible to allow your child to access things at a time most appropriate to them. The room is laid out in learning areas, such as the creative area; role play area; construction and small world area and outdoor classroom; we also have the availability of the separate art studio and sensory room for the children to expand their experiences and develop their creative skills.
The children have small group times with their key-person, enjoying various activities including stories and songs, ‘show and tell’ which are all planned according to the individual children in the group at that time. The children are encouraged to be independent, whether that be from taking themselves to the toilet area, serving themselves with their snack, or making their own choices as to what they would like to be enjoying.