Kaleidoscope Pre-school Routines

Morning Sessions

9.00am Welcome children and parent/carers, settle the children into the setting and introduce them to the first half of the sessions “free choice” activities, these might include small world toys, imaginary play area, painting easel, topic related craft table, book corner, threading and FMS activities, investigative equipment, puzzles and shape sorting, rockers ride on toys, climbing frame.

10.00am Start snack time. Encourage children to help prepare the tables for snack time including tidying away some toys, sharing out plates and cups and selecting their snack choice.

Children continue to enjoy ongoing free choice play both inside and out (weather permitting) and be involved in any planned adult led activities.

snack11.45am The children are encouraged to help with tidy up time ready for a group story, music or singing time with topic related discussions.

11.55am Children retrieve their treasures from the treasure box and wait to welcome in parents and carers.

12.00 noon Welcome in the parents and carers and get ready to go home.

Afternoon sessions

12.00 noon Welcome children who are attending the afternoon session.  Wash hands and prepare for lunch, enjoy group lunch time.

12.30pm When finished lunch the children are encouraged to use the toilet or have a nappy change.  Children are then encouraged to rest with quiet reading time before being able to access the afternoons free choice activities, these might include table top toys, imaginary play corner, painting easel, topic related craft table, book corner, rockers and tunnels.

1-2.40pm Children continue to enjoy ongoing free choice play both inside and out (weather permitting) and be involved in any planned adult led activities.

2.40pm The children are encouraged to help with tidy up time ready for a group story, music or singing time with topic related discussions.

2.55pm Children retrieve their treasures from the treasure box and wait to welcome in parents and carers.

3.00pm Welcome in the parents and carers and get ready to go home.

 

 

Facilities

  • Our new purpose designed building is for the sole use of the pre-school with the emphasis on a light, airy, free-flow environment. The bi-folding doors offer a free-flow  inside and outside learning environment. The children are encouraged to learn through play with different learning zones placed around the play space.
  • Photo of the inside of Kaleidoscope Pre-School BuildingSafety is a paramount factor, the security doors and key pad entry system ensures the safety of the children at all times and the design of the building incorporates numerous exit areas to ensure the building can be vacated quickly and safely in the event of an emergency.
  • We encourage the children to learn through play, with the environment offering specific learning areas such as a large book corner to encourage the beginnings of literacy, communication and language, the play space includes a fully equipped I.T area allowing children to independent access to two P.C’s and a laptop, they are able to use child appropriate websites with the protection of ‘Net Nanny’ the I.T area also offers the facilities to print off any items they may have been working on.
  • Throughout the play space the other learning areas are construction, a mailable area, fine motor skills, shapes & sorting and an investigative area. Much of our equipment is available to the children through our storage unit which allow the children to self select activities.
  • In the heart of the play space is a large enclosed imaginary den, which has a rotating theme such as shop, hospital, vets, office etc these all encourage the development of imaginary skills.
  • Our outside spaces include a large grassed area with sandpit and outdoor toys and to the rear of the building, a recently completed nature garden with a willow tunnel, pond, story corner, vegetable patch and digging areas.
  • The children are encouraged to be independent when using the easy accessible toilet with low level toilets and hand basins, we also have a low level kitchen hatch to encourage self selecting at snack time.  The children have a cloak area where they can independently hang their coats and bags also to store any pictures they may have been working on during the session.

SandpitIn the nature garden