Our Green Apples room caters for children aged between 2 – 3 years and the room can hold up to 20 children at a time in a 1:4 staff to child ratio. In the Green apples room, we encourage the children to become more independent and begin to introduce the extended areas of learning within the curriculum. We offer the children a robust and enriching daily routine and blend in our workshop play ethos – this means that children have input into their learning as well as structured play. We begin to introduce potty training within this age group and have had a high success rate, ensuring almost all children are confidently using the toilet before moving up the little apples ladder into the preschool room. The room consists of many different areas such as a construction area, a sand and water area, a home corner, a maths area, a literacy area, a computer area and a cosy corner. Our toy boxes are all located on children’s level in order to promote independence and opportunities for child initiated play throughout the sessions in the day.
7.00am – 8.00am – Early Bird Arrivals, free play
8.00am –8.45am – Breakfast served- During this time the children are encourage to self-serve, pouring their own milk using a jug.
8.45am – 9.45am – Free play & focus activity time, this usually consists of activities based around our theme and will be carried throughout each area of the room.
9.25am – AM Nappies
9.40am – Tidy up time – the children are encouraged to join in with this using our clearly labelled toy boxes.
9.45am – 10.00am – Group time- this will include a good morning song, a discussion about the day of the week, months, seasons and weather on that day.
10.00am - 10.45am – Free flow between main room and garden- this allows the children to have their own choosing of indoor or outdoor play.
10.45 am - 11.20am – EYFS time in small groups- this usually includes activities focusing on our numbers, shapes, letters and colours. This is a session where the children are actively involved in their learning.
11.20am - 11.30am – Children to wash hands- this time is used in order to promote hygiene and cleanliness.
11.30am – Lunch Served- the children are encouraged to self-serve their meals using a variety of different utensils and jugs for pouring.
12.00pm – Sleep Time - we will have relaxing music playing in the background while the practitioners sit alongside the children and encourage and sooth their sleep.
1.45pm – Wake up time- this will be encourage using out “wake up song” ensuring the children wake up happy and enthusiastic to resume their day.
2pm – 2.45pm – Free Flow with snack bar outside- this is optional for the children, however, will be encouraged.
2.40pm – Tidy up time- this will again be led by an adult and encourage for the children to take part in this,
2.45pm – 3.10pm – Free play & focus activity time- similar to the morning sessions with different activities, ensuring the afternoon children are offered the same opportunities.
3.10pm – Tidy up time
3.15pm - 4pm – Tea Served- this meal is served for the children while the children are asked plenty of open-ended questions.
4pm – 4.30pm EYFS Time in small groups- this again is similar to the morning session however a different area will be covered from the morning.
4.30pm - 5.30pm – Free play- during this time we have a couple of activities out for the children to explore alongside the adults, whilst children begin to be collected at his time.
5.30pm – 5.45pm – Tidy up time.
5.45pm – 6.00pm – Group song time.
6pm – 6.30pm – Wind down activities.