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Daily Routine

When children arrive at Little Fishes, they find their named peg and hang up their coats. On entering the main hall, they go and register in their Key Person corner and find their named animal and stick it on the board to self-register. 

Time to Play and Learn
They then go and play – there are many areas to play in from the home corner, writing corner, book corner, various tables with puzzles or activities on, the sand tray, play-dough or painting. Adults sit in the various areas where they play and talk about what is going on using language appropriate to that area of learning. During the session individual staff may take small groups for stories, or letters and sounds activities including rhyme time.

Snack Time
During snack time children can help prepare snacks by chopping fruit or setting a plate of savoury snacks out. Parents bring a variety of fruit and or savoury rice cakes or similar each week. The children choose their name from a board and pop it into a basket. They enjoy fruit followed by savoury biscuits, milk or water. Opportunities are taken to share information and exchange ideas.

Garden Time
During each pre-school session the children have the opportunity to play outside in our garden. Here there are opportunities to play in the mud kitchen or sand, use the rope swing or maybe even do some woodwork. In warmer weather, snack time may take place for some children outside.

Other Activities
At Little Fishes we also have the chance to use some of the larger church halls which means everyday the children have the space to play with balls, enjoy parachute games, explore an obstacle course or play circle games. 

Lunch Club
Children staying for the lunch club or afternoon session sit together, with staff, and eat their packed lunch. We often talk about what they have done that morning and what they are enjoying eating.

Afternoon Session
Children staying on for the afternoon session can access further our learning and playing areas both indoors and outdoors. They also have the opportunity for some more focused learning activities which help our older children prepare for school.