Our morning session runs from 9am - 12 noon, afternoon session from 12.30 - 3.30pm.
We also provide a breakfast club from 8am, which is open to primary children as well as preschoolers, and a lunch club from 12 - 12.30pm.
We operate Monday - Friday during school term time only, we do provide an optional playscheme in the summer holidays - more details for which can be found here.
For current session costs and availability please contact our administrator Wendy Lines on 01295 811 867 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens at our sessions
We always offer a balance between adult led activities and child led play where the children are free to choose from all the resources on offer.
At every session we offer at least one adult led activity chosen to promote a particular aspect of learning or well-being, based on our observations and assessment's of the children's needs. For example, staff will invite children to come to a Chatter Time or Maths-tastic group session where they will do fun activities which are focussed on specific educational attainment. All children are encouraged to be active participants.
We also get together in small key person groups, this really helps to promote the relationships between the children and their key person and with their peers. Every child is allocated a member of staff as their key person shortly after joining so we can see which staff member they naturally connect with, where possible this person will become their key person.
Every session we will come together as a whole group. We might sing together, dance, do an obstacle course or yoga, play instruments or act out a story together. We also use this time to celebrate birthdays, special events in the children's lives and what we have been enjoying that day.
The rest of the session has a free flow approach: the children are free to choose from all the activities and resources on offer, indoors and out with the staff supporting and promoting their learning.
We go outside whatever the weather, and sometimes have outings around the village - a favourite is a trip to the shop. Visitors come and see us - community police, local fire fighters for example and parents and carers are invited to stay and play.
We have annual events - our Scarecrow Festival in September, a winter Lantern Walk, our Christmas 'Journey to Bethlehem', Easter events and sports day (hour!). Several times a year we have an event for just the men-folk to come in and play on our FUDGE Sundays - standing for: For Uncles, Dads, Grandads Etc.