A typical session at playgroup

8.00 - 9.00am
  • Breakfast children choose own activities.

  • Breakfast.

8.45 - 9.00am
  • School children go over to school, Playgroup children choose own activity.

9.00 - 9.15am (12.00 - 12.45pm)
  • Parents sign their children in and say goodbye.

  • Chance to speak to session staff and key persons, collect letters and information and borrow books from the Playgroup library.

  • Children settle in and play indoors - a wide selection of toys and resources is always available.

9.15 - 9.30am (12.45 - 1.00pm)
  • Children move into the "quiet room" or "listening room" for register and news time.

  • Children are encouraged to tell their news they might have or to show items that they have brought from home (put in the "show basket")

  • An opportunity for early phonics and numbers learning, eg.: counting rhymes, counting children or adults, recognising sounds or words.

  • Time to discuss what is going to happen during the session/day - especially important if there are changes to the usual routine, or things to remember such as wearing hats on sunny days.

9.30 - 11.00am (1.00 - 2.30pm)
  • Free-play - children may choose their activities, either inside or out.

  •  Special activities - sometimes special activities are planned within this time such as Forest School, tennis, football, dance, heuristic and sensory play, small group listening and learning activities, visits to the village or to the primary school, or gardening or cooking activities.

  • ​Snack time also takes place within this time.

10.20 - 11.00am (1.50 - 2.20pm)
  • Snack time - a healthy choice of fruit and vegetables (sometimes those the children have grown themselves) or food along with water or milk. A carbohydrate is also available during the afternoon snack time. Small groups of children share snack togther while other children continue to play.

11.00am (2.30pm)
  • Tidy-up time - everyone gets involved, sorting and putting toys away; any "works in progress" can be put away to finish later.

11.05 - 11.20am (2.35 - 2.50pm)
  • ​Everyone comes together in the "quiet room" to talk about what they have done during the session, to listen to a story together and to sing songs or rhymes.

11.20 - 11.30am (2.40 - 2.50pm)
  • Children staying for lunch wash their hands and get ready for lunch.

  • Other children, staying for a "short" morning only go home.

11.30 - 11.50am
  • Lunch time

11.50 - 12 noon (2.50 - 3.00 pm)
  • After lunch children go to the "quiet" room or outdoors (depending on the weather and time of year) for adult directed activities before either going home or the start of the session.

  • Going home children get ready to go home - sit on benches, ready to be called out to parents by session supervisor individually.

  • Opportunity for staff/parent chat - please wait until rest of children have been handed over to parents if possible

​12 noon - 12.15pm (3.00 - 3.15pm)
  • Children go home or stay for the next session - playgroup or KASC.

  • Children staying for other sessions have activities in the "quiet" room.

And for the children going to Forest School:

 


​9.20 - 9.30am (12.50 - 1.00pm)
Any children going to Forest School sessions leave the quiet room straight after the register has been called so that they have time to get ready to go outside.
Children get dressed for Forest School.

9.30 - 11.00am (1.00 - 2.30pm)
Activities at Forest School.
In appropriate weather conditions morning children may stay at Forest School for longer sessions to eat their packed lunch.

10.20 - 11.00am (1.50 - 2.20pm)
Snack time - a healthy choice of fruit and vegetables (sometimes those the children have grown themselves) or food along with water or milk. A carbohydrate is also available during the afternoon snack time. Small groups of children share snack togther while other children continue to play.
11.05 - 11.20am (2.30 - 2.40pm)
Children return from Forest School and get changed, then come in to wash hands for lunch/get ready to go home

Kineton Playgroup Ltd registered in England and Wales (registered company number 5812933)

Registered office: Helen’s Place, King John’s Road, Kineton, Warwickshire, CV35 0HS
Registered charity number: 1115513    Ofsted number: EY359930

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