Our programme is structured into play and work times to give the children the freedom of choosing their activities, giving them the opportunity to satisfy their curiosity, develop new skills and interests alongside teachers and peers. This is an opportunity for teachers to work with individuals or small groups of children to extend their thinking and support their learning.
The children are divided into groups depending on age and ability format times. All children will participate in stories, fingerplays, songs and poems and older children extended with the alphabet and numeral recognition.
Children will come together as one group for music at the end of the session and will be encouraged to participate in a variety of music and movement skills using song, instruments, scarves, parachute and circle games.
The children’s well being is important at Bright Bears. Our policy states if the children fall asleep they obviously need to recharge their batteries, therefore, all children will have a rest for a minimum of half an hour during the afternoon.
Our meal breaks provide children and staff opportunities to engage socially and promote healthy eating and self-help skills. Parents are to provide children with their food for the day. We encourage parents to provide healthy snacks and drinks. No sweets, please.