The Sessions

Our setting believes that care and education are equally important in the experience which we offer children. The routines and activities that make up the session/day in the setting are provided in ways that:

  • help each child to feel that she/he is a valued member of the setting
  • ensure the safety of each child
  • help children to gain from the social experience of being part of a group
  • provide children with opportunities to learn and help them to value learning.

IMG_0676We 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.

IMG_2046The setting makes snack time a social time at which children eat together with adults on hand. Parents are asked to provide a piece of fruit each session that the child attends eg apple, banana, kiwi, carrot etc….. Milk is provided, however, if your child does not drink milk, water is the alternative. During some of our topics we offer the children different snacks, such as noodles and prawn crackers when talking about Chinese New Year, parents will be informed via our newsletter of what food will be given and when. Do tell us about your child’s dietary needs and any allergies and we will make sure that these are met.