Age: 3 – 5 years
The Lilypads are our preschool children. Our preschool room is light an airy with child height windows overlooking the River Dane. We have a separate messy play area for all the paint, playdough, glueing and water play. There is also a book corner, role-play area and lots of room for floor play and small group work. The activities that are planned for the Kingfishers are more detailed with staff working within the Early Years Foundation Stage document. There are more opportunities to learn about time, number, alphabet and pencil control, but the emphasis is always on fun. We value learning through play.
A typical day might involve:
- Children arrive - circle time.
- Discussions about weather, birthdays etc.
- Free play
- Planned activities based on
topic of the week
- Outdoor Play / Sensory den session
- Music session
- Story time and singing
- Quiet time
- Messy play- free choice
- Tea time
- Free play until home time
Every child is different and has a unique routine. We build an element of flexibility into everything that we plan for the children.
Also available in the Lilypads room is an ICT area for the children to use and a sensory den, perfect for relaxing in after a few hours of playing!