Sessions

Flexible Hours

Our sessions for playgroup are:

Mornings – 8.45am to 11.45am
Lunch      –  11.45am to 12.45pm

Your child is entitled to 15 hours free place at playgroup the term after their third birthday :

  • January to March born – free place from Summer term
  • April to August born – free place Autumn term
  • September to December born – free place Spring term

If you would like your child to attend for more than 15 hours per week you can request this and we will try to accommodate your needs.

In addition to 15 hour free entitlement, we offer limited provision on the 30 hours scheme for eligible children. You can check eligibility and apply by clicking here. and currently we are able to offer 20 hours a week, including hours that cover our lunch club sessions.  However, additional hours may be accessed through another provider in a childcare setting or via a registered childminder.

The pattern of attendance can be made up of morning and lunch sessions on any days of the week that we are running playgroup sessions.

Playgroup Hours and Sessions

Please find below the maximum number of sessions that we are able to offer. Please note that we will run as many of the sessions below as possible, to meet the number of children wishing to attend.

 

Playgroup Toddler Group Hours: 

DayTimes
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday9:30am - 11:00am
Thursday
Friday

 

Playgroup Tots Hours:

DayTimes
Monday9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 12:00pm
Friday9:00am - 12:00pm

Playgroup Hours:

DaySession TimesLunch Club Times
Monday8:45am - 11:45am11:45am - 12:45pm
Tuesday8:45am - 11:45am11:45am - 12:45pm
Wednesday8:45am - 11:45am11:45am - 12:45pm
Thursday8:45am - 11:45am11:45am - 12:45pm
Friday8:45am - 11:45am11:45am - 12:45pm

Parents will have the flexibility of dropping off between 8.45am and 9.15am for the playgroup morning sessions.

 

Daily Routines

Daily routine for Toddler Group Session

9.30 am –The children & parents/ carers arrive. Free Play

9.50 am – Craft activities start / Free play (inside/ outside)

10.10 am Craft activities are put away.

10.15 am Snack time.

10.30 am Free play

10.50 am tidy up time

10.55 am All children, parents, carers, staff return to large carpet area to participate in an action song/game. All of the staff and the children have Storytime together.

11.00 am Home time

 

Daily routine for Playgroup Tots Sessions
9.00am The children arrive and after settling the child, the parent/carer leave. Free play.

9.10am Register (Register will be introduced after children have settled into the routine)

9.20am Craft activities start/free play

10.00am Craft activities are put away/free play continues

10.15am Outdoor play

10.45am Milk, water and snack are provided at snack time

11.00am Free play

11.45am Tidy up time

11.50am All children and staff return to large carpet to participate in an action song/game/book where all staff and children participate together

11.55am Children collect their coats one at a time from own coat peg, supported by a member of staff

Noon Parents come in and collect their child from the story carpet

 

Daily routine for Playgroup Sessions

Morning Session

8.45am – 9.15amThe children arrive and after settling the child, the parent/carer leave. Free Play

9.15am registration is taken with all the children and staff sitting on the large carpet.

9.25am The children can take part in an activity of their choice.

10.25am craft activities are put away.

10.30am Milk, water and snack are provided at snack time.

10.45am Children can take part in an activity of their choice.

11.05 am tidy up time

11.10am Small group time.

11.25am All children and staff return to large carpet to participate in an action song.
All of the staff and the children have Storytime together.

11.40am –children collect their coats from coat peg with staff.

11.45am The manager opens the door and parents come in and collect their child from the story carpet.


Daily routine for Lunch Club

11.50am Children go to wash hands

11.55am Children to eat packed lunch

12.20pm Packed lunches put away. Activities begin

12.30pm Tidy up

12.35pm Song time

12.40pm Coats

12.45pm Home time