Daily Timetable

At Little Companions we have two sessions a day from Monday to Friday during term time and a typical day has a morning session from 9.00 am - 2.00 pm. Parent/carers are welcome to book double sessions and we do ask for you to provide a healthy lunch for the child to eat at lunch time.

Morning Session

9.00 am Children arrive, parents/guardians sign in and children complete self-registration. Children can hang up their coats and bags and start interacting with the resources in the literacy area until all the children arrive.

9.30 am Welcome and circle time. Circle time will allow the children to get to know the topic, as well as communicate about their own interests.

9.45 am Free play, children have access to a range of equipment and activities designed to encourage learning and development in all the 7 key areas of the EYFS. The focus activity will also be set out linked to the children’s interests and topic that week, which the children will be encouraged to take part in with the support of the Early Years Practitioners. The children will have access to both the outdoor and indoor areas, and will have an opportunity to independently play and engage with the resources.

10.15 am - 10.45 am Snack bar opens consisting of a selection of healthy and nutritious snacks for children to choose and enjoy. The children wash their hands before eating and good meal time etiquette is encouraged. Free- flow play continues with close interaction from the children’s key workers. (3 years + children are engaged in extended play to develop their learning in specific areas, of literacy, mathematics, PALS (play and learning to socialise)

11.10 am Children are encouraged to tidy up and get ready for circle which may consist of sound and movement/ story and rhyme.

11.30 am Children are ready for pick up/ end of morning session

Afternoon Session

11.30 am Children arrive for the afternoon session, parents/guardians sign in and children complete self-registration. Children can hang up their coats and bags and start interacting with the resources.

11.50 am Children start toilets, washing hands and get ready for lunch time.

12.00 pm Lunch time, this is a social occasion. The children will have support from practitioners with independent eating encouraged. Good meal time etiquettes are encouraged.

12.30 pm End of lunch time/ Morning children staying on who require a nap, will be taken to the enclosed quiet area for some wind down and sleep time. The rest of the children can interact in free play. The focus activity will also be set out linked to the children’s interests and topic that week, which the children will be encouraged to take part in with the support of the Early Years Practitioners. The children will have access to both the outdoor and indoor areas, and will have an opportunity to independently play and engage with the resources.

1.15 pm Children are encouraged to tidy up and prepare for some physical play, sound and movement, followed by winding down.

1.40 pm Winding down and quiet time, followed by story time.

2.00 pm Children are ready for pick up.

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