We focus on the following areas of development and learning through fun and inspirational activities and play:
Personal, social and emotional development
Communication and language
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design
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9:15 - 9:30am
Breakfast club staff arrive
Staff and breakfast club children arrive
Remainder of children arrive.
Free choice of activities on offer (see noticeboard for creative activity of the day or refer to weekly email)
Outdoor play in our garden (flexible timing)
Blue Café opens for snacks ( Menu sent to parents)
Café closes when all children have eaten
Remainder of morning (times vary):
School leavers in groups to small groups room with staff
Circle times vary each day:
(*takes place in our studio / **takes place in Guide Hall)
Monday - Yoga*, Makaton*
Tuesday - Music*
Wednesday - Drama*
Thursday - Football**
Friday - Games*
Tidy up time
Story time- school leavers studio, younger group main hall
Parents/Carers arrive and children go home
Lunch club on Tuesdays for families taking this option/ small sports club sessions with Gareth. This is run if there is sufficient demand.
Lunch club on Thursdays/ stay and play. This is run if there is sufficient demand.
Staff set up and prepare for next day
Staff leave ( unless staying on for staff meeting)
Preparation for primary school at New Stepping Stones
We prepare children for entry to primary school by using our wonderful small group’s room, which is full of games and resources.
Depending on the activity, groups of four to six children play games, listen to CDs, explore story sacks, fill in their own learning journals and count and sort a range of items from jewels to dinosaurs.
These special play sessions prepare the children for Reception class by learning to listen, understand and take turns as well as developing a good pen grip and numeracy skills.
Small Group’s Room
The small group’s room is also used to run targeted sessions for those children who require a little extra support. These groups can be to support attention and listening, language development, social skills or developing fine motor activities. The groups are either run by, or planned by, our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.