Whilst each day at Greenwood is a new and exciting adventure there are some familiar experiences that the children encounter everyday. Here is a guide as to what your child can expect each day in the Preschool room…
7am – Greenwood Opens
Good morning! We hope you are ready for an action packed day of discovery and learning with your friends and Educators!
As Parents enter each of our Centres you will find our iPad Kiosks for you to sign your children in and out. On your first day we will help you to set your secure password and show you how to use this system.
7:30am – Breakfast is served!
Time for our little early-birds enjoy their breakfast! If your child arrives before 8am please let our staff know that they need breakfast and this will be arranged for your child.
Play and Learn Inside and Outside
If your Centre has more than one Preschool room, these rooms will host combined activities until 9am. Rooms and playgrounds are set up by our Educators each day to encourage exploration.
8am – Bathrooms, Washing Hands and Nappy Change (if required)
Bathrooms are provided adjacent to each room and are accessible when required, facilities are also provided to wash hands before every meal and for use after craft activities.
Your Room Leader will schedule nappy change times to occur frequently throughout the day. If your child is in nappies our Educators will also check to see if they need changing in between these times.
9am – Time for Morning Tea
Combined rooms break into their individual classrooms and begin their day by sharing Morning Tea together.
9:30am – Group Time
Introducing elements of the Greenwood Curriculum, Group Time gives the children an opportunity to learn and to experience as a large group before breaking into smaller groups. Group Time is also when children are encouraged to share news developing their confidence to speak in front of a group of their peers.
11:30am – Lunch
A hot lunch is served every day for the children to enjoy and is prepared fresh by our on-site Chef.
12:00noon – Play and Learn Inside and Outside
Planned or spontaneous experiences as part of the Greenwood Curriculum. We have 6 tailored programs to provide a wide range of educational opportunities and meaningful experiences for your child every day.
G Me – focuses on building emotional awareness and resilience
G Active – unique physical development program
G Knowledge – providing a thorough foundation for early literacy
G Whiz – introducing early numeracy and scientific concepts
G Talent – art, music and movement to encourage communication, confidence and creativity
G Earth – investigating and exploring the natural world
In addition our specific Pre-Kinder program helps to prepare your child for school and life-long learning.
1:00pm – Sleeping and Quiet Time
Time for the children needing an afternoon rest to take a nap, those children who no longer require an afternoon sleep are encouraged to participate in quiet activities such as reading and puzzles.
2:00pm – Afternoon Tea
As they wake up or complete their quiet activities, Afternoon Tea is served for the class to enjoy together.
2:30pm – Play and Learn Inside and Outside
Rooms and playgrounds are set up by our Educators each day to encourage exploration. If your Centre has more than one Preschool room, these rooms will often host combined activities and experiences until children head home.
4:30pm – Late Snack
This is a more informal meal which children often enjoy outdoors if the weather is fine!
6:00pm – Greenwood Closes
Time to say goodbye to all your friends and Educators, we’ll see you again soon!
Parents can review the routine chart to find out specific details of what your child ate, when they slept and when their nappy was changed if this is applicable for your child. A daily communication will be sent to all parents with photos and a description of what your child enjoyed throughout their day at Greenwood.
For more information about developmental milestones for children aged 3-6 years please click here.