Typical days Timetable of Events At Ducklington Pre-School


08:45 Parent helper(s) arrive to set up the hall with staff members.

09:00 School opens, children hang up their 'named eggs'. Staff available to talk to parents. Register taken, children count how many children and adults there are.

Free play - All activities are planned to enable the children to work towards early learning goals, through stepping stones developement stages.

Incorporating Early Learning Goals - E.G.

  • Climbing frame / slide etc - physical large motor skills
  • Home corner / dressing up / role play - social and emotional skills
  • Painting - Creative skills
  • Topic work - Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Playdough - physical small motor skills
  • Jigsaws, patterning beads - Mathmatical
  • Book corner - Language and literacy
  • Floor toys - Big builder, Brio train set, Dolls house, Cars & Garage

09:15 Free play inside and outside. A time for the children to be able to move freely from the inside activities to the outside activities.

10:00 Open cafe. A freshly made snack is put out for the children to come and enjoy. This consists of a drink, either milk or water depending on what the child has chosen to pour and a healthy snack.

10:30 Open cafe closed and free play continues.

11:15 Tidy up time, and then the children are put into 2 small groups for group time with a member of staff.

11:45 Children rejoin the whole group for songs. Finishing with the 'Clock on the wall' song.

12:00 Pre-School ends and all equipment is put away. Children remain on mats until parent/carer arrives.