Time

What’s Happening

8:30am onwardsWelcome to preschool! Most mornings the children from both classes have an opportunity to play together during the first half hour of the day. At around 10am most of the children have arrived and parents have left and it is time to start our day! One group will play indoors and one group will play outdoors.
10:30ishCrunch and Sip/Morning Tea is a relaxing time to munch and chat. During this time the children are involved in child directed play experiences that are supported, scaffolded and documented by the teachers in the group. We might work and play in small groups and at times in larger group experiences like music, sharing stories and whole group discussion.
12:30ishLunch Time is usually outdoors (weather permitting). The children and teachers gather together on our eating mats. It is a very social time as we catch up on what we have done on the weekend and share stories with each other.
After lunchThe groups swap! If your child was outside to start the day it is now their turn to be indoors and visa versa.During this time the children are involved in child directed play experiences that are supported, scaffolded and documented by the teachers in the group. We might work and play in small groups and at times in larger group experiences like music, sharing stories and whole group discussion.

Relaxation and Quiet Time

Each group has a turn inside for Relaxation Time or a short rest time on a mat (depending on the needs of the children) at a time that suits the class.

3:00ishAfternoon Tea is eaten outside on our eating mats (weather allowing).
3:30ishWe are all grouped together outdoors for some active play to end the day. The children are encouraged to help tidy the environment, sweep the sandpit and prepare for the coming day.
4:00pmEveryone has left and preschool closes for the day.