Mini Gigglers’ Room follows the Early Years curriculum enabling us to ensure a planned programme tailored to the needs of each child. We also set time aside for each child to work on a one to one basis with a keyworker to support the children’s development at their own pace. Throughout the daily activities the children will learn different skills.
Creative Development The children will learn colour recognition and develop their fine motor skills by gaining control of holding pencils and crayons. The activities include a variety of painting techniques and include group work on projects, collages and our monthly topics. The children will learn to use clay, playdough, dry pasta, make junk models, etc.
Physical Development Children will develop their fine and gross motor skills through music and movement. They will have opportunities to play physical activities in our outdoor activity area. The children will be able to learn to ride bikes, scooters or manage to drive their toy cars.
Language Development The children will be encouraged to sit and listen to stories in small groups and individually with a member of staff to talk about the stories and learn from the pictures. The development of language will take place through social interaction with staff and peers. Mathematical concepts will be developed through children’s play activities.
Imaginative Development The home corner and dressing up allows for imaginative play, enacting roles from real life situations, e.g. shops, police, firefighters, mums and dads, doctors and nurses etc. Our small world play will also give children the opportunity to extend on their imagination and develop their co-ordination.
Social Development In all of the above activities the children will learn certain social skills which are essential for them for later life. In their group activities children will have to take turns, listen to each other, share toys and take directions from the adults.
- 08.00 – 8.15am Welcome the children in Dribblers room.
- 8.15– 9.00am Free play opportunities
- 9.00 – 9.15am Story time.
- 9.15 – 9.45am Morning Snack
- 9.45 – 10.45am Structured activities.
- 10.45 – 10.55am Coats on / Songs.
- 10.55 – 11.45am Outside / Physical Play.
- 11.45 – 11.55am Songs / Rhymes.
- 11.55 – 12.30pm Lunch time.
- 12.30 – 1.45pm Sleep time and quiet activity time.
- 1.45 – 2.15pm Wake up time.
- 3.00 – 3.30pm Afternoon snacks
- 3.30 – 4.15pm Structured activities.
- 4.15 – 5.00pm Free Play
- 5.00-5.15pm Story time.
- 5.15 – 6.00pm Free play/ tidy up time in dribblers room.
Nappy changing is done at the following times:
10.15-10.45am, 1.45-2.15pm, 3.45-4.15pm.
Nappies are changed between these times if wet or soiled .
Toileting times are as follows:
9.15am, 11.50am, 1.50pm, 3.00pm, 4.15pm or as required