7.45am Centre Opens – Uninterrupted Free Play
Children make independent choices on where they play and what and whom they play with. Planned, teacher directed experiences / activities are set up in various areas of the centre should children choose to participate in them.
Activities include art and craft, water and sand play, dress ups and dramatic play, outdoor physical play, construction, music and dance, quiet play –books, puzzles and board games, science and technology, gardening and construction, and beginning numeracy and literacy activities.
Teachers interact with children while they play, supporting social interactions and guiding behavior, providing resources, expanding interests, challenging thinking, encouraging, questioning, planning, enhancing curiosity, and incorporating numeracy and literacy practices.
9.45am Rolling Morning Tea
Children leave what they are working on, wash their hands and choose themselves something to eat. 10.00am Uninterrupted Free Play Continues
11.40am Tidy Up Time
Teachers work alongside children to tidy and prepare the play space for the afternoons activities.
11.45am Mat time
This is a teacher led time involving, story telling, music, dance and drama. Teachers also use this time to inform and remind children about our rules and routines, and to have discussions about sun safety, healthy eating, respect for ourselves and our environment and other areas of interest.
12.00pm Lunch Time followed by Sleep Time for children who require a sleep.
Children are encouraged to be independent at lunch times. Teachers will support them while they learn to feed themselves, make good food choices, use their manners and take responsibility for their rubbish and lunch boxes.