Arriving at Worth
The day will always begin with a warm welcome and the children hanging up their coats and bags onto their named pegs and will register themselves in. When your child is settled, they are welcome to explore. At circle time, the children will group together and spend some time with their key person. Here, it’s news time, where everyone can share their exciting stories from home and spend time undertaking a focused learning activity.
When 10 am arrives it’s time for a snack. We usually offer a slice of toast or an apple, served with organic milk or water. Once the children have finished, it’s time for more free play and exploration, followed by teaming together to tidy up in time for physical time.
Physical time, like most of our activities, follows EYFS. This can vary depending on the day, but activities vary between PE, parachute play, moving onto music and more. We even have dough disco, which involves moulding dough to music and performing actions such as rolling it into a ball or squeezing it. The aim is to help strengthen your child’s motor muscles. This will then help to develop their pencil grip for future writing skills. But most importantly, it’s really fun!
This is then followed by everyone coming together for singing and a story before we break for 45 minutes to eat lunch. The children will set up their place at the table, as well as tidy up at the end. Doing so helps them to learn independence as well as simple organisation skills.
After lunch, some of the younger children may go home, or we may welcome some new children to the day. Of course, given their development and family wishes, some children stay the entire day. The second half of the day follows a similar pattern, but with a slight change in activity to keep things fresh. There will also be and snack midway through the afternoon.
We like to add variety to our learning strategies to help your little one explore and learn through new experiences. From rhythm time, which helps develop listening skills, confidence, creativity and coordination, to KidsLingo, which teaches Spanish, to Diddi-Dance and Move ‘n’ Groove, there are many new programmes we love to introduce to our syllabus. We even have classes with Macclesfield Town FC!
Not every day will be the same, but we do try to stick to a guideline to keep everything on schedule and allow your child to get the most from their day. We also offer weekly trips to the woods on the grounds and plan a range of forest school activities. We are proud to offer a variety of activities that will educate and inspire children during their early years.