A typical day
The staff team at Pixies are passionate about giving every child the best introduction to education in a personalised and fun way with the aim of installing a love of learning by making their time with us an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Pixie practitioners take every opportunity to be in tune with the children’s learning and development. We do this through observations of the children, from getting our coats and shoes on/off etc, enjoying meal times and engagement with the great outdoors as well as the more obvious circle time and adult led activities.
The children’s development is recorded and these observations go into each child’s individual record to create a profile of their experiences over the different areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage. We use an online system called Tapestry to record the child’s progress whilst at Pixies, this is an interactive programme which can be accessed from home and added to with comments and observations from home.
Am session for 2.5 - 5 year olds
8.00am: Welcome and free play. Small group adult led activities and small group exploration.
9.15 am: Circle time, with our Hello song, pass the smile and some of the following; singing, dancing, stories, music and talking amongst friends.
10.00am: GET READY AND GO FOR AN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE.
12.30-1pm: Independently accessing reading and writing materials, art resources, construction, role play, ICT, Maths. Practitioners observe and document the children’s development.
Pm session for 2.5 - 5 year olds
1.00pm: Welcome to our afternoon friends and Circle time with our Hello song (as above).
1.15pm: Adult led activities and small group exploration.
2.30pm: Free flow; exploring their learning environment through play. Practitioners observe.
3.30pm: GET READY FOR AN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE.
5.00pm: Goodbye song and free flow with all of the Pixies, so we get to play with our younger friends. Practitioners observe and document the children’s development.
Am session for 12mths - 2.5 year olds
8.00am: Welcome, free flow, singing, dancing, small world, playdough, stories and small group adult led activities.
9.30am: GO ON AN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE.
11.30am: Rest time/sensory play.
1.00pm: Goodbye morning friends.
Pm session for 12mths - 2.5 year olds
1.00pm: Welcome to our afternoon friends, Circle time with our Hello song.
1.15pm: Free flow exploration to include play in the sensory room, playdough, small world, music, stories and small group adult led activities.
3.00pm: GO ON AN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE.
5.00pm: Goodbye song and free flow with all of the Pixies, so we get to play with our older friends. Practitioners observe and document the children’s development.
Lunch Menu 1
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Lunch Menu 2
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Fresh drinking water is offered throughout the day.
Dietary considerations are for guidance to ensure children with specific needs are catered for.