The Secret Garden Preschool Daily Routine
This programme is flexible to fit in with the needs of all our children. The Secret Garden offers free choice throughout the day, with a variety of learning experiences inside and outside based on your child’s interests and abilities.
7:00am - The Secret Garden Preschool opens
7:00am - Greet children, parents, whanau and staff as they arrive/Children who have brought breakfast will be supervised whilst eating
8:00am - Free choice settling activities e.g. play dough, art, blocks, puzzles, reading etc (story time with teacher)
9:45am – Tidy up time then Mat time.
10:00am – Children wash their hands and sit down for Morning tea.
10:15am – Children put their hats and sunscreen on and head outside. Free play outside and choice of outside art activities
11:45am - Mat time
12:00pm - Lunchtime (departure and arrival of sessional children)
12:30pm - Free choice from a variety of learning experiences inside based on children’s interests and abilities / Group time for groups of five / Transition to school session for 4 year olds for 30 minutes (Tui time)
1:45pm - Tidy up time then Mat time
2:00pm - Children wash their hands and sit down for Afternoon tea
2:30pm - Free play outside activities
4:15pm - Free play with a variety of learning experiences inside and outside based on children’s interests and abilities
5:15pm - Quiet inside activities and prepare for home
6:00pm - The Secret Garden Preschool closes