At the start and end of the session we ask that parents wait in the reception area until the door is open. Help your child to find his/her name in their drawer and a peg for their belongings. Shoes should be changed, especially in wet weather to help keep the classroom clean. Please feel free to enter the classroom with your child, talk to staff and stay as long as you wish.
9am Arrive and self-register – adult led-activities and free play
9.30am Adult-led activities and free-flow play indoors and outdoors. Small group work. Snack Cafe open.
11.40am Tidy Up Time, followed by group time – show and tell, stories, singing, etc.
12.00pm End of morning session/Start of afternoon session.
12.30pm As children finish their lunch, they are encouraged to put away their lunch boxes and throw away their rubbish. They can then go and sit on the carpet for a story or another quiet activity.
12.40pm Adult-led activities and free play indoors and outdoors. Small group work.
2.00pm Snack cafe opens.
2.40pm Tidy Up Time, followed by group time – show and tell, stories, singing, etc.
‘Snack Cafe’ is open for about an hour with a choice of three or four items – one carbohydrate, plus fruit and/or vegetables. Each child chooses when to come for snack, finds his/her name card and places it in the box. He/she then chooses what to have and is encouraged to be independent in pouring his/her own drink, buttering toast, cutting up fruit, etc. Snack cafe is supervised by a member of staff and is a very sociable time for the children. Examples of snack provided: Toast, crumpet, fresh and dried fruits, tomatoes, cheese, carrots.
Snacks are included in our fees.
We offer hot school lunches, provided by Kite’s Kitchen, who provide lunches to Sonning Common Primary School and allergies can be catered for. Hot lunches are at an additional cost of £2.20, and need to be ordered in advanced. We can also accommodate any last minute requests for hot meals, before 9.30 am on the day required . The lunches are served at Pre-School for children who stay all day, or who come to our afternoon sessions. Menus are available at the start of every term. This term menu can be viewed here.
Kite’s Kitchen’s motto is “fresh healthy tasty!” They provide lunch to hundreds of children based in Sonning Common Primary School (and to us at the Pre-School) https://twitter.com/KitesKitchen