Our routine is the same for the morning and afternoon sessions. Children participate in a variety of different adult lead activities linked to the curriculum and their current interests. Children are also encouraged to explore the setting freely with support from adults. Within each session we ensure children have access to the garden area regardless of the weather children are encouraged to explore and learn about the natural environment.
Meal times are an important time of the day where we can talk about healthy eating and understand where our food comes from. We have an ‘open snack bar’ for up to an hour in the morning and afternoon with a member of staff present to encourage independence. Children who attend morning sessions will have lunch at Tiny Toes, all the children sit together at lunch.
At Tiny Toes we provide a healthy snack for all children to enjoy. The snack we provide changes daily and is a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables with a healthy carbohydrate.
Children bring in their own lunches and we sit together at 12.30pm for lunch, packed lunches follow a healthy eating plan to ensure all children have a healthy and sustainable lunch.
At both snack time and lunch time we encourage independence when suitable, children have the opportunity to pour their own drinks, make choices about what they would like to eat and use cutlery, empowering children with the skills for primary school.
The Annexe Freemasons Hall, Knole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 4DH