Daily Routine

We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities, which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others. Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the indoor playroom(s).

The routine below shows a sample of a typical day at Little Elms.

Morning Session

8:00 am       Breakfast Club available 

9:00 am       Doors will be opened and children welcomed in

9:10 am       Morning Circle / Registration

9:30 am       Language / Numeracy group activities using Montessori materials

10:00 am    Free choice: Montessori activities, Art, Construction, Imaginary play

Morning snack available to the children for the whole session

10:45 am    Tidy away / Story time

11:00 am    Free play – Outside if weather permits

11:20 am    Project work / French / Music and Dance / YogaSori

11:45 am    Final circle

12:00 pm   Home time for morning session unless staying for;

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch club available

Children are required to bring their own packed lunch; this is a great opportunity for children to learn social skills at meal times followed by free play.

Afternoon session

1.00 pm      Session begins with Registration and Afternoon Circle

1.20 pm      Free choice: Montessori activities, Art, Construction, Imaginary play

2.15 pm       Snack

2.30 pm      Play outside if weather permits

2.50 pm      Final circle

3.00 pm      Home time