Timetable & Routines

Timetable & Routines

Our setting believes that care and education are equally important in the experience which we offer children. The routines and activities that make up the day in our setting are provided in ways that:

  • Help each child to feel that she/he is a valued member of the setting.
  • Ensure the safety of each child.
  • Help children to gain from the social experience of being part of a group.
  • Provide children with opportunities to learn and help them to value learning.

The Day

We organise the day so that children can take part in a variety of child-chosen and adult-led activities. These take account of children’s changing energy levels throughout the day. We cater for children’s individual needs for rest and quiet activities during the day. Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them.

Sleep & Rest Time

We work with parents to provide sleep and rest times for all children. Babies will have their own sleep pods and bedding, sleeping babies will be checked regularly. Older children will have sleep mats and encouraged to sleep rest after lunch, we work with parent when children are ready to drop their naps.

Snacks & Meals

We make snacks and meals a social time at which children and adults eat together. We plan the menus for snacks and meals so that they provide the children with interesting, healthy, nutritious and varied food on a daily basis, each meal will be based upon a seasonal menus and will be a four week rolling basis. We will provide breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and tea with all dietary and ethnic requirements being taken into consideration. Fresh milk and water is offered to drink at meal and snack times, water is available all day. Please tell us about your child’s dietary needs and we will plan accordingly. (Note: Early AM includes breakfast, Noon includes lunch, lunch is not available to Early PM session and Late PM includes tea).

Weaning

When babies start weaning, foods are introduced through consultation with parents, fruits and vegetables pureed as required. A full menu is provided for the children once all foods are able to be included in their diet.

Formula/Breastmilk

Please provide your child’s formula, readymade cartoon are preferable, and/or breastmilk in bottles clearly labelled with the child’s name, this is stored in the milk fridge. Once your child is old enough, we provide cow’s milk or an alternative if a child had an allergy.