Children thrive in a well-ordered and predictable environment, where daily routines such as arrivals and departures, mealtimes, inside and outside activities, nap times and toileting are dealt with consistently.
Daily routines provide opportunities for children to learn more about themselves, the world and other people. Routines are an important part of any child's life because they help children develop a sense of stability and order. When things are predictable - when the same things happen in a certain order at a certain time of day - young children are reassured that the world is a safe place in which they can learn to make their way. It also helps to develop independence, if the children know what to expect (such as washing hands before snack time) they will begin to start doing this automatically and by themselves.
We are so proud of all our Pre-Nursery children for settling in so well, we have a wonderful group of children and it’s set to be a great year of learning and fun!
Have a look at some of the daily activities we do in Pre-Nursery such as singing time, circle time, snack time, activity time and outdoor play.
By Sarah Leavers
Pre-Nursery Starfish Class Teacher