The Mini Scribblers Room offers a high quality curriculum and activities to prepare children for school. The activities are carefully planned in line with the Pre-School Curriculum Guidance for this age group throughout the whole day. This consists of six main areas of learning and development, as outlined below:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development: This unit enables children to gain confidence, promotes and develops self-esteem, encourages sharing, communication both with adults and peers and co-operation, turn taking throughout the daily activities.
Language Development: This covers a huge area in children’s development. Through a wide range of activities, the children are encouraged to extend their vocabulary, listen and respond to others, individually and as a group. Activities enable children to explore sounds and letters at their own pace. Children learn songs and rhymes, read and talk about stories individually and as a group which all contribute to the further development of their vocabulary. A selection of writing tools are always available for children to experiment with.
Early Mathematical Experiences: Our activities introduce children to mathematical language and concepts. Counting, sorting, matching, number and shape recognitions and sequencing are introduced through a variety of fun games, planned activities, rhymes and everyday experiences.
Physical Development and Movement: Our range of equipment promotes and develops all types of physical skills. Our aim is for children to gain confidence and control over their movement. Children will develop their fine motor skills through controlling and properly holding their pencils, scissors, catching and throwing balls, their gross motor skills by riding scooters and bikes, and also using the space around them appropriately.
The Arts: The range of resources on offer enables children’s exploration of colour, textures, shapes and forms. The play opportunities on offer encourage children’s imagination to develop and build experiences. Music and movement sessions are also part of the children’s daily routine and curriculum.
The World around Us: The nursery offers experiences to children where they are able to develop their curiosity about how things work, recognise body parts, find out about the properties of natural and man-made materials. The children build and construct, combine and change materials, predict what will happen and identify a variety of sounds. The children also learn to care about their environment.
- 8.00 – 8.15am Welcoming the children in Dribbles room. Setting up the room for the day.
- 8.15 – 9.00am Free play opportunities.
- 9.00 – 10.50am Structured activities. Buffet snack.
- 10.50 – 11.00am Tidy up time.
- 11.00 – 11.10am Coats on / songs.
- 11.10 – 12.00noon Outside / Physical play.
- 12.00-12.45pm Lunch.
- 12.45 – 1.00pm Story time
- 1.00 – 1.50pm Structured Activities.
- 1.50 – 2.00pm Coats on / songs.
- 2.00 – 3.00pm Outside / Physical play.
- 3.00 – 3.30pm Afternoon Snack.
- 3.30 – 4.30pm Structural activities.
- 4.30 – 5.00pm Free Play.
- 5.00 – 5.15pm Story time.
- 5.15 – 6.00pm Free Play / Tidy up Time in Dribblers Room.
Toileting times are as follows: 10am, 12pm, 1.50pm, 3.30pm, 1.15pm or as required.