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