The Flow of the Day
07:45am – 08:15am DROP OFF and hand washing: for PLAYGROUP (2 – 4 years)
08:00am – 08:30am DROP OFF and hand washing: for PRESCHOOL (4 – 6 years)
09:00am CHOICE PLAY: Morning assembly on the stoep to introduce the play provocations we have set up, then children choose to explore the Playroom, Faraway Tree, Story Library, Stem Atelier, The Atelier, Food Lab, or garden.
09:00 IZITHELO / Fruti-Tuti: children help themselves to fresh fruit and veg if they feel peckish.
POP UP STORY: Somewhere in the garden a story pops up, which children can choose to join or not. It sometimes includes puppets or veld storyboards.
09:45 Washing hands ritual, all drink water, 5 mins Brain Gym.
10:00 CLASS RING TIMES: inquiry-led music, dance, drama, sing-song, baking, meditation, or storytelling.
10:30 SNACK TIME in the fairy forest: sit down together for a home-cooked shared meal and reflect on what we have been busy with and what’s news in our lives.
10:40 Wee and wash/nappy changing
10:45 OUTDOOR PLAY: jungle gym, sand pit, bikes, obstacle courses, treasure hunts, chasing bubbles, trampoline, gardening, water play, cooking, art-making.
11:15 CLASS ART-MAKING: focusing on one particular skill like painting, drawing, pasting, clay, wirework, collage.
11:45 CLASS STORYTIME: reading with the Story Time Parrot.
12:00 Pick-up time PLAYGROUP
12:30 Pick-up time PRESCHOOL