Here’s a timetable of a typical day from a staff’s roles and responsibility perspective:
|7:30-8am||Handover period of broad plan for the day.
Preparation for the group activities such as phonics, rhyme time and storytelling.
|Staff aware of the daily plan and other areas of discussion.
Prepare environment and any topic work.
|Joining team brief. Health and safety review of class, resources and garden|
|8-9am||Breakfast/cleaning/entertain children with activity table, resources etc.||One to one teaching||Checklist|
|9-11am||Calendar and group chat time followed by phonics (30 mins)/reading/singing, messy play, Various activities for children including, gardening, cooking, yoga, woodwork and photography.||Observations/tapestry update and one to one teaching||Maintaining the health and safety of the classroom and Montessori ethos of grace and coutesy. Snack preparation.|
|11:-11:15||Prepare for outdoor play/home time||Continued documentation/planning||Nappy checks|
|11:15-12:30||Garden play, meet and greet afternoon children||Sending morning children home, liasing with parents,
|Garden play, lunch break at 12pm|
|12:30-1pm||Finish lunches and clear up||Lunch break 12:30,||Assist with settling children|
|1-3:30pm||Naps if required, calendar time, phonics,messy play, art and craft, supporting the uninterrupted learning cycle which includes either photography, cooking, woodwork, foreign languages, yoga||One to one teaching, observing and documenting progress and plans during this period of learning cycle.||Prepare snacks, oversee children’s needs and safety|
|3:30-4pm||Ready for home time/garden play or choice of indoor group activity||Ensure checklist up to date and children collected safely||Check nappies/checklist.
|4-4:30pm||Serve Tea and assist as required.||Ensure documentation up to date after liasing with parents.||serve needs of the children.
|4:30-5:30||Free play and learn, snacks available throughout.||1:1 teaching and observations||Observe free play to keep nursery safe and happy.|
|5:30-6pm||Reading time/ help get ready for home||To assist children and ensure children leave nursery safely.||Check nappies and assist with home time.|
|6-6:30pm||Interacting with children with songs/rhymes reading while collection in progress.
Team brief & tidy up.
|Ensure children are collected safely and being available for parents for a handover.Team brief||Observing the safety of children while handover in progress.
Team brief and tidy up/cleaning.