Activities and Resources

We at George Eliot Kindergarten understand that play is something that a child best enjoys. A child’s play has a purpose and can be a step towards the learning and understanding of valuable skills. It can help the child fit into the world physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially, and grow to be a healthy and competent individual.

We endeavor to provide children with a stimulating environment, where playing and learning go hand in hand. A varied selection of activities will be provided throughout the day, using both indoor and outdoor activities. We take into consideration that we make appropriate provisions to include children with special needs and abilities.

Our typical morning routine:

07:00 Breakfast
08:30 Group time activities
09:00 Garden time
09:30 Group activities/Free choice
10:00 Nappy routine
10.30 Singing songs and rhymes/Circle time
10:45 Handwashing routine
11:00 Lunch time

This is just a simple example of a typical morning at George Eliot Kindergarten, but every day’s schedule varies greatly so that there’s always something new and exciting happening. We set ourselves clear objectives and targets for every activity to ensure we’re really meeting our goals, whether that’s learning the basics of maths, learning to love the outdoors or just making a mess with finger painting and glitter!

Sometimes we plan quiet activities like story time, other times there’s lots of noise and activity with singing and dancing; everything is designed to let children explore their creativity and get confident with key school skills like using a pencil or recognising numbers and letters.

Some of the activities which the children enjoy at George Eliot Kindergarten:

  • Construction and small world play
  • Heuristic play – independent exploration and investigation of real, found and natural resources and materials
  • Large & fine motor skills and experiences
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Role play and imaginative opportunities
  • Water, sand and malleable experiences
  • Stories and mark making – the marks that children make through a range of media, such as paint, water, sand pencils and the meanings that they give to them
  • Creative workshops
  • Outdoor opportunities
  • Exploring and investigating science and nature
  • Dance, music and sensory experiences
  • Cooking
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