A day at 345

We are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8.30 am until 3.00 pm with a choice of pick up times.  

A typical session at 345 runs as follows:  

8.30 Morning session arrival time (Option 1) and self-registration. 

9:15 Morning session arrival time (Option 2) and self-registration. 

9:30 Welcome Ring where we sing our hello song to welcome each child. 

9:15 – 11:30 Free Play with a variety of activities in the hall and outside in the courtyard. Children are free to come in and go out as they please. We have a Snack Bar where we offer a variety of healthy snacks that the children can help themselves to during the morning. We provide milk or water for the children to drink. Alternatively, they can bring a water bottle from home. 

During the free play time children may also work in small groups, usually with their key person, on specific skills such as listening and phonics, involving games, singing and rhymes. 

11:30 – 12:00 We all help to tidy away and then we have our Carpet Time.  This could be music and movement or number songs or listening activities or games. 

12:00 Morning session pick up time (Option 1). 

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch time.  The children and adults sit together for healthy packed lunches from home. This is an opportunity for relationship building and social interaction as everyone eats together. 

12:30 – 1:00 As the children finish their lunch they can then sit quietly in the book corner or play quietly with some toys.  At 12:45 we have story time. 

1:00 Morning session pick up time (Option 2). Afternoon session starts and those only attending the afternoon session arrive and self-register. 

1:30 – 2:15 Free play where children can again access activities inside and outside. 

2:15 Tidy up time and snack time.  After this we have a story before pick up time. 

3.00 Afternoon session pick up time. 

The pre-school operates during term time only, for a maximum of 38 weeks of the year. Our term dates usually co-inside with the local schools.