Transition

Being a Toddler+ allows me to mix with older children I can try their more challenging puzzles and games and I like that.
Now I am bigger I can do more things than my Toddler friends. In Toddler+ there are new things to try. I like snipping and sticking lots of different things and playing with the little cars, animals and people that would be too tricky for the Toddlers.

Transition was created to help prepare the older children for the move between Toddlers and Kindergarten. It is a smaller group of children who are being offered more structured opportunities and 1:1, child: adult, activities in preparation for Kindergarten. We plan alongside the Kindergarten team using the Early Years Foundation Stage. This ensures a wide variety of fun; stimulating activities with a sound educational and developmental focus are promoted.

We operate within a daily routine which offers the children times of:

Examples of these types of activities would include…

and lots of outdoor fun including…

We also take lots of other activities outside whatever the weather so the children can experience exploring a range of environments. We often incorporate local community features into our planning by going on trips to the shops and exploring the park.

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Our daily routine

Morning

8.00 - 9.00 Yellow Dot Club: free play
9.00 - 9.30 Fine motor skills - drawing, cutting, threading
9.30 - 9.45 Music and movement
9.45 - 10.00 Attendance register
Carpet time / Introduce theme of the day
10.00 - 10.30 Activities** & Snack bar
10.30 - 10.45 Toilets and coats
10.45 - 11.30 Outside play
11.30 - 11.45 Coats and toilets
11.45 - 12:00 Sharing books or songs
12.00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 12:45 Storytime
12:45 - 2:00 Sleep time

Afternoon

1.00 - 1.45 Free play
1.45 - 2.00 Carpet time
2.00 - 2.30 Themed activities** & Snack bar
2.30 - 2.45 Toilets and coats
2.45 - 3:30 Outside play
3.30 - 3.45 Coats & toilets
3.45 - 4:00 Sharing stories / songs
4:00 - 4:30 Tea
4.30 - 4:45 Storytime
4.45 - 6:00 Yellow Dot Club free play