Downton Pre-School

Downton Community Pre-School
Growing and Learning Through Play


A typical day

Here's our simple routine, we continually adapt it depending on the weather, our current activies and always the interests of each individual child. Our routine is very flexible, letting the children play a big part in deciding how they spend their time here.

A Typical Day at Downton Pre-School

You can find details of the sessions we run here and the many activities that the children have available to them here. You can also see what they've achieved here.

Morning Session

9:00 - 10:30am
Indoor and outdoor play with a range of resources and activities to cover the curriculum requirements and to meet the childs needs. During this time we have brief registration time for the sharing of news and talking about the term's topic.

10:30 - 11:30am
Circle time, a time for storytelling, singing, music or drama. Followed by snack time and home for those not staying for more.

Lunch Club

11:30 - 12:30pm
Lunch club, the hour is split between playing outside or inside and playing games or puzzles. Followed by everyone sitting down together to eat the lunch they've brought.

Afternoon Session

12:30 - 2:15pm
As we do at the beginning of the morning session, further time to play and learn.

2:15 - 2:45pm
Tidy up time, afternoon registration and circle time.

2:45 - 3:00pm
Storytime and then home for everyone.