A Typical Day at the Learning Meadow
Always subject to change based on the children and their wants/needs!
8am- 9am Warming breakfast
We start the day with a warm breakfast around our big family tables, to give us energy for the morning session. The children will prepare and serve breakfast and parents are invited to stay to settle children in or catch up with the staff!
9-9:15am- We come together
Welcome time, led by a member of the team and the children. We will say hello, share exciting stories and news from home, and run through the health and safety rules for playing in the outdoors. Through 'In the Moment' planning, children discuss and choose what they would like to create and discover that day.
9:15am- Meadow Time!
We will venture out onto the meadow to explore. Children have the opportunity to use natural resources, the environment, and their imagination to engage in free play and with our animal friends. Our highly qualified staff team will be on call to enhance and develop the children’s choice of learning opportunities, before we come together to reflect and enjoy snack.
12-1pm Food and rest
Hand washing, followed by lunch and story time, either in our cosy lodge or our outdoor areas. Children have the opportunity to have a rest.
1pm- Collection/Meet and greet!
Morning session children are collected and afternoon session children are dropped off.
1-1:30pm Together time
Afternoon children come together. We remind them about health and safety in the outdoor area and allow the children to choose how they will create and explore in the meadow.
1:30-4pm Meadow time!
We venture back out to the meadow for more free play and learning. We enjoy a firepit snack to keep us going until home time.
4-4:30pm Reflection and Rest
We like to end our sessions with time for the children to reflect on their day and share their experiences. Children can share their learning and creations. This may take place in our outdoor areas or in our lodge.
4:30-5pm- Goodbye time
Time to say goodbye- probably a little muddier than when we arrived!