A Typical day at St Paul's Pre-School
We have a great selection of activities, available to all children, for both inside and outside play:
Healthy Snacks :
We believe Snack time is an important time to have a rest and refuel to keep on playing.
We provide healthy snacks every day.
All the choices are following the government Healthy Eating advice. Also we tailored the food base on needs and diets for each child.
At snack time we will encourage the children to keep on developing their fine motor skills. Cutting and spreading their own snack its a great time to give that chance.
At least one day a week we cooked something yummy and healthy. We provide all the ingredients and the children have a lot of fun learning about food and trying new things. At the end of the day, each child will take the food to share with the family.
We love Role paying, great time to develop our imagination!
We provide with different clothes, rugs, hats, costumes, etc. for the children to start playing.
It also a time to develop our social skills. A lot of sharing too!
Messy play is extremely important for a child's development. It provides children with an exciting tactile and sensory experience that inspires their curiosity, allows them to explore the world around them and enhances their learning, language and creativity.
We love messy play and we love to play with different materials and its great fun.
When children manipulate their environment to create things, they are engaged in constructive play.
Experimenting with materials, they can build towers with blocks, construct objects with miscellaneous loose parts, play in the sand, and draw sidewalk murals with chalk.
We have a lot of fun and we encourage the children to share and work together.
Puzzles and games
Puzzles are a great way to create a fun learning opportunity for the children. Simple jigsaw puzzles help children develop finger strength, perseverance and problem solving skills. .
Picking up, moving and twisting the pieces of a puzzle helps children to develop finger strength and hand-eye coordination.
Montessori number and letter activities
All the Montessori equipment are made of wood and natural materials.
We show the children how to use the Montessori equipment. We encourage them to discover each activity and little by little they start to learn to count and learn letters.
Expresive art and craft activities
Montessori mark making and drawing
Eco-friendly small world play
Scooters and cars
We believe that every child is unique, we therefore tailor each activity to suit that particular child. Children are encouraged to make choices about which activities and resources they wish to engage.