DUE TO COVID-19 PROTOCOLS WE HAE CHANGED THE MORNING ROUTINE:
(Currently the children are met at the gate and taken to their classrooms by the teachers after temperatures have been taken and sanitizing has been done. We do the same at collection time, with the children being brought to the gate to their parents. )
This may resume next year but we will keep you posted: We open at 7 am in the morning with morning care. Please take your child straight to the Stay and Play room. You will be greeted by a Teacher and an Assistant teacher. (The teacher’s take turns to welcome the children in the morning.) The children are looked after in the Stay and Play room for morning care. Activities are set up and they play here until 7.45 am. They then have a early morning story in one of the class rooms before they move to their own classrooms at 8 am where they will be greeted by their teacher and unpack their bags, ready for the day.
The Little Flipper, Turtle and Rainbow classes are the youngest in the school, 6months -12 months, 1-2 years and 2-3 years respectively. They are greeted in their own classrooms by their teachers and assistants who arrive at 7am and 7.30am each day. This is important for the younger children as they need the consistency of their own teacher and assistant teacher.
Parents bring children into their class where they are greeted by their teacher. This is followed by
Music, movement, songs and games, etc.
Free play for the children indoors and outdoors
Quiet time inside (Programmes differ for older groups)
Turtle, Rainbow and Penguin children are collected from their classrooms.
The Little Flippers, and Starfish children finish their story time.
Grade R finish their literacy programme with a story.
If children have not been collected then they are taken to aftercare for the parents account.
Aftercare (Stay & Play)
HOURS: Monday to Friday : 07h00 to 18h00
Lunch is served between 12h15 and 13h00 . (Cooked fresh each day on the school premises by our school chef Shante)
The children have a rest after their lunch until about 13h30 /14h00.
When they wake up, they are able to play in the Stay and Play room, doing art activities, reading books, playing educational games or playing in the house corner, or they have a play in the garden.
Tea time is at 15h00, when the children are given a snack consisting of a selection of fruit and a sandwich, biscuit or muffin. Water is available all day.
Stay and Play closes at 18h00 every day.
When you leave your child be sure that she hears you say ‘good-bye’ – don’t just slip away. However, do not make matters difficult for your child by prolonging your leaving. Say good-bye briefly and pleasantly and be sure that your child knows when you are coming back to fetch her before you go quickly.