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Twinkling Stars 6m - 2yrs

We offer a daily routine that includes:

'Free play time' this is a generous amount of time given throughout the day to explore objects around the room.

'Small group work' when adults provide a led activity based on interests the children have shown. These activities cater for each individual child’s needs, so differentiated support will be offered.

'Large group time' this is a time when children engage in an activity as a large group and will often be a more physical activity. A baby room needs to combine a sense of spaciousness with intimacy, allowing free movement for mobile children and a quieter area for babies not yet able to move by themselves." Goldschmied and Jackson
 
Divided into separate areas to accommodate learning through play the room offers space for up to nine babies. The quiet, black white and red cosy area and twinkling stars ceiling for a relaxing creative environment. The larger area is used for physical activities, sand and water, music, table top activities, role play and meal times.

Example Daily Routine: 

8.00 Greeting and breakfast
8.30 Sing along session / story time
9.00 Planning time (encouraging children to talk about the things they would like to do)
9.15 Work time (children to carry out their initial plan and other self initiated activities of working and playing. Staff interact with the children to support their activities.)                                                (Nappy change, sleep time*) 
10.00 Snack time
10.15 Small group time
10.45 Indoor/outdoor free choices
11.00 Large group time
11.30 Lunch time
12.00 Nappy change / quiet / sleep time
1.00 Home time
1.15 Milk time / Free choices
1.45 Small group time
2.15 Large group time
3.00 Quiet time / stories
3.30 Tea time (Nappy change / quiet time*)
4.30 Indoor/outdoor free choices
5.30-6.00 Home time, relaxation, tidy up time.

These times are flexible and can change depending on the child’s needs.

*The care routines, e.g meal times, toileting and nappy changing are very good opportunities for the staff to build relationships with children. Meal times are made to be sociable and enjoyable.