Daily sched­ule

Grow­ing and learn­ing through play

We tend to like our routines and it is very import­ant for chil­dren to have con­sist­ency, It makes even adults feel more secure and gives the illu­sion that everything is under con­trol.
How­ever, life rarely goes as planned and often throws  wrenches in our care­fully placed gears.

At CLP, we fol­low a daily routine but we also learn to roll with it, we learn to embrace unex­pec­ted changes. One of the most import­ant les­sons learned work­ing with chil­dren is to let go of any pre- plans and observe the situ­ation we are in, in oth­er words, if the chil­dren are hav­ing a great ses­sion, build­ing, engaged in deep learn­ing it might be that a story time get’s a little shortened to have a bit more time doing what we need to do.

Daily sched­ule

7.30 Wel­come

7.45-8.30 Break­fast and free play

9.00 Out­door adventures/ Forest school:

We have a won­der­ful garden area filled with adven­ture and dis­cov­ery. There is a forest area attached to the garden where chil­dren can freely go with a teach­er and use inde­pend­ently. We have little kotas and camp areas for chil­dren to enjoy in all weath­er.

10.15 Circle time: Circle time helps chil­dren devel­op com­mu­nic­a­tion and self-con­fid­ence with the group. It is designed to empower chil­dren to par­ti­cip­ate in dis­cus­sion about their interests, feel­ings etc. Chil­dren learn how to work togeth­er in a group. We sing and play games and dis­cuss the day ahead.

10.30 Group play and activ­it­ies: We have dif­fer­ent centres avail­able for chil­dren to choose where they dis­cov­er and learn through their own curi­os­ity. Each space is designed to sup­port areas of devel­op­ment. The envir­on­ment is set up for hol­ist­ic learn­ing, where chil­dren can dis­cov­er, cre­ate and fol­low their own interest inde­pend­ently with the sup­port of their teach­er and with their peers.

11.30 Lunch: Our lunch comes from the loc­al Ges­terby school.

12.00 Storytime: Increases a child’s atten­tion span, enhances visu­al dis­crim­in­a­tion skills, aud­it­ory pro­cessing, will rein­force word recog­ni­tion, exam­ine social situ­ations and beha­viours and instill a love of books. Read­ing to chil­dren excites their curi­os­ity and leads them to have fur­ther adven­tures in their own minds.

12.30 Quite time and nap time for the young­est. At QT we do many dif­fer­ent activ­it­ies to help chil­dren relax and find their quiet space such as mind­ful­ness activ­it­ies, yoga and music ther­apy.

14.00 Short after­noon circle time/get togeth­er

14.15 Snack time: we serve a high qual­ity snack that con­sists of fruit, veget­ables, bread with all the top­pings, milk and water. Water is also avail­able for the chil­dren through­out the day

14.30 After­noon play/adult focus ses­sion

15.45 Storytime

16.00 Out­side dis­cov­ery

17.30 Home time

Adult led Ses­sions

Through­out the week we do many ses­sions where the teach­ers focus on dif­fer­ent areas of devel­op­ment

Cook­ing

Chil­dren get to design own recip­ies, learn to meas­ure, cre­at­ing dif­fer­ent tastes from both famil­i­ar and unfa­mil­i­ar ingredi­ents.

Phys­ic­al edu­ca­tion

Exer­cise means play­ing and being phys­ic­ally act­ive.  Act­ive play is part of our cur­riculum which allows for both mod­er­ate and high levels of phys­ic­al activ­it­ies both indoors and out­doors in vari­ous forms such as through dance and drama.

Show and tell

On Fri­days, each child can bring a favour­ite toy or an object of interest to play­school to show to every­one and talk about it. How­ever, your child is free to bring a toy every day as it can help with set­tling in and form­ing friend­ships.