Daily Programme

Set Up

Teachers set up basic activities which are relevant to children’s needs and interests.

7:30 – 8:00am

Teachers welcome children and support them into activities.

Some of these activities may include helping to set up the environment, for example choosing equipment, making play dough or setting up outdoor environment (arranging equipment).

8:00am

Free Play

Free play choice of activities are encouraged both inside and outside. Children choose activities they wish to participate in.

8:30 – 9:45am

Mat time, Karakia, and hand washing

Children are called to help clean up, followed by mat time, karakia, and hand washing. Children are separated into two groups in order to meet the needs of shorter attention spans.

9:45 – 10:00am

MORNING TEA

10:00am

Tidy Up and play

Children tidy their drink bottles and morning tea packs away if they have finished. Self help skills are encouraged, for example face washing, toileting, ensuring they are properly attired for outdoor play. Free play/free choice activity is encouraged both inside and outside.

10:15am

Karakia, and hand washing

Children are called to help tidy up, to recite a karakia and to wash hands before lunch.

11:45 – 12:00pm

LUNCH

4 year olds sit separately, often outside during warmer weather or on a picnic blanket inside when wet or on the veranda. Self help skills are encouraged.

12:00 – 12:20pm

Free Play

Activities are changed around according to children’s interest.

12:20pm

Karakia, and hand washing

Children are called to help tidy up, to recite a karakia and to wash hands before lunch.

2:50pm

AFTERNOON TEA

3:15pm

Free Play

Small group activities/board games etc

3:00pm