A typical day at abc Preschool

The daily routine at a glance

A daily routine gives children a sense of security.  This is why we ensure each day is structured while leaving enough time for spontaneous activities.


The children gather together as a group during 'circle time' where news and ideas are shared, together with phonics practice and early mathematics.


Throughout the day children explore and play indoors and outdoors, providing them with the opportunity to access resources to support and extend their learning. 


We provide a healthy snack during the morning and afternoon including fruit, vegetables, breadsticks, cheese, crackers etc.  We offer milk or water to drink.


Lunch time is between 12.00pm and 1.00pm, for which we can supply a hot meal (provided by the Primary School next door) at an additional cost of £2.30 or you can provide your child with a packed lunch. 


Staff are available at the beginning and end of each session to share with parents the children's experience of the day. 


The routine below is a guideline only and is led by the children.

Time Activity
08:45am/09:00 am

Greet children and parents/carers

(Self selection of resources, free play)

10:00 am Tidy up
10:15 am

Circle time

10:30 am

Snack (Toilet and hand wash for snack)

10:45 am Indoors or outdoor play
11:45 am Story, songs, phonics and rhymes 
12:00 pm Home time for some and afternoon arrivals
12:05 pm

Lunch time (Toilet and hand wash for lunch)

1:00 pm Home time for some, indoors or outdoor play
2:20 pm

Snack (Toilet and hand wash for snack)

2:45 pm Story or song time
3:00 pm Home time


Opening Hours

Monday to Friday

8.45 a.m to 3:00 p.m

(Term time only)



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