Stepping Stones Montessori Nursery Ltd


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Daily Routine

The nursery opens at 8:00, and all children are expected to have arrived by 9:00, so that practitioners can focus on their key children in order to support their learning and development.

The curriculum is generally flexible - for example in the event of a snow fall the children would be in the playground playing with snow, but below is a typical daily routine.
 
 



 

08.00

 

-

 

11.30

 

am

 

Register and stories, children’s self-chosen activities, adult-led activities, Montessori activities, Montessori presentation, group activities (e.g. cooking, discussions about weekly project), art activities such as painting and sticking etc., ICT activities and games, stories/songs/dancing/role-play activities, outdoor activities, gardening, visits to the local park.

 

11.30

-

12.30

am

All children come inside to wash hands and lay the table for lunch, having lunch, helping to clear up after lunch.

 

12.30

-

01.45

pm

Rest/sleep for some children; time to reflect, play with their peers, table games, role plan activities, group activities around the weekly project, create artifacts, stories, cooking etc.

 

01.45

-

03.00

pm

Younger children wake up; register and stories, children’s self-chosen activities, adult-led activities, Montessori activities, Montessori presentation, group activities (e.g. cooking, discussions about weekly project), art activities such as painting and sticking etc., ICT activities and games, stories/songs/dancing/role-play activities, outdoor activities, gardening, visits to the local park.

 

03.00

-

03.30

pm

Tea.

 

03.30

-

04.00

pm

Outdoor activities.

 

04.00

-

05:50

pm

Children begin to go home; remaining children repeat activities as above; tidying up, choosing toys and stories for the next day.

 

The curriculum is influenced by the children's routines, which are used as learning experiences that 'teach' the children how to go about their daily lives, become confident independent people with human rights and learn to self-regulate within the Montessori environment and life in general.

Meals
 
There are three mealtimes during the day:  

 ·         Mid-morning snack comprising of fruit and milk or water;

 ·         Lunch, freshly made using whole ingredients and fresh vegetables. The menu is varied and covers a wide range of diets, including vegetarian and vegan;

 ·         Tea – fresh bread with cheese, houmous, taramasalata, pitta bread, pizza, cheese triangles etc.

 

Field Trips and Special Events

From time to time the school organises outings to local parks, libraries, museums, markets and Docklands City Farm. We also arrange for members of the Fire Brigade, Police and road safety organisations to visit the nursery occasionally. Lastly, the nursery celebrates each child’s birthday (with parent’s permission) and we celebrate all major religious festivals.