your munchkin’s day

By Tom Dobinson on March 30, 2013 in with No Comments

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We will always aim to ensure that your child’s needs are met as it will ease the transition from home to our patch. It is therefore of utmost importance that we encourage you to share your child’s likes, dislikes, routines with us in advance as it allows us to meet their needs right from the start. Established routines at little munchkin patch are in place with your agreement and will be discussed regularly. We let the children take part in establishing daily routines as we understand how included and valued children will feel in day to day activities. It allows them to have choices, grow independence and build self-esteem.

Here is an average of our daily routine:

08.00 – 09.00

Children arrive, breakfast and free play

09.00 – 09.30

Sing & rhyme time at the patch which includes lots of rhythm, dance & musical intruments.

09.30 – 12.00

Fun activities indoor and outside such as messy play, trip to the local park or playing in the garden.A healthy snack will be provided during this time. We may pop in to see the local play group for the children to develop and use their social skills or go on outings.

12.00 – 13.00

Healthy lunch for all of us followed by story time before naps

13.00 – 15.00

Baby nap time and quiet time for toddlers, if they don’t need sleep reading books or watching a wee bit of TV

15.00 – 16.00Healthy afternoon snack and planned activities indoor or outdoors such as arts & crafts, dressing up, role play etc.

16.00 – 17.00

Free play for all children

17.00 – 18.00

Healthy dinner for all of us

18.00

Children are being collected

Our daily routine may differ if we care for a young baby who needs to be bottle fed every three to four hours, and we will need to make sure that the baby’s feeds fit in around other routines which we may have. It is important that we will plan the baby’s feeds in agreement with you so that neither the child goes hungry nor that we turn up late to collect children from school.

We will adjust and change routines as and when the children in our care grow and develop. A child’s sleep patterns will change as they grow from being a baby into a toddler and the need for frequent toilet routines will be necessary when a child is beginning to start potty training. Any changes to the usual routines will be discussed and agreed with you so we can adapt our times to fit in with you and the children we care for as much as possible. If we care for several children it will probably be necessary for a certain element of flexibility to be introduced and this all will be discussed with you too.

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