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A Typical Day

Little Kingdom Childcare – A Typical Day

At Little Kingdom Childcare, our qualified and experienced Educators understand children need a skilful balance of the new, unexpected and exciting with the familiar, predictable and secure.

A typical day at Little Kingdom Childcare would be:

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7:00am/7:30am – Opening Time

As parents and children arrive, parents sign their children using the Centre’s iPads (password protected), help the children store their belongings and then take them to join their friends. Children of all ages sometimes play together for a short period until more friends of their own age arrive. This is an enjoyable and special time, particularly for siblings.

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7:30am Breakfast

Breakfast is served for those children who arrive before 8.00am. Please let us know if your child will be with us for breakfast so we can be prepared.

Click to see sample menus for 6 – 12 months and 12 months – 5 years

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8:00am – Toileting and Nappy Change

Educators remind younger children to use the toilet at this time, and check the little ones’ nappies. Of course, they change nappies as required throughout the day.

Older children use the toilet and wash their hands when needed. All play spaces have a bathroom attached and Educators are always nearby to assist.

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9:00am – Morning Tea

Morning tea is served to children in their age groups – an enjoyable way for them to start their day together.

Click to see sample menus for 6 – 12 months and 12 months – 5 years

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9:30am – Group Time

Group Time adds to children’s sense of belonging. It also gives them the opportunity to share their own ideas and listen to those of others. Older children are encouraged to share news, and this develops their confidence to speak in front of a group.

Educators also take the opportunity to intentionally teach children about topics such as SunSmart, nutrition and sustainability. They also read stories and introduce favourite songs.

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10:00am – Learning Through Play

During this time, children learn through play both indoors and outdoors. The resources, books and activities have been carefully selected and arranged to support their learning.

Children can be seen: running and climbing; building and constructing; cooking; reading; engaging in creative play and dramatic arts; gardening; caring for live creatures; completing puzzles; playing in the sand-pit; taking part in music and movement; exploring science; using technology; and, finally, relaxing.

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Breakfast time

11:30am/ 12.00pm – Lunch

A freshly prepared hot lunch is served every day for the children to enjoy together.

Click to see sample menus for 6 – 12 months and 12 months – 5 years

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1:00pm – Sleep/ Quiet Time

After lunch, older children are given opportunity to sleep or engage in quiet activities such as reading and puzzles. The length of time and their need for sleep varies from child to child.

Of course, infants and toddlers sleep whenever they need it.

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2:15pm – Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is served for the children before outside activity time.

Click to see sample menus for 6 – 12 months and 12 months – 5 years

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2:30pm – Learning Through Play

During this time, children learn through play both indoors and outdoors. The resources, books and activities have been carefully selected and arranged to support their learning.

Children can be seen: running and climbing; building and constructing; cooking; reading; engaging in creative play and dramatic arts; gardening; caring for live creatures; completing puzzles; playing in the sand-pit; taking part in music and movement; exploring science; using technology; and, finally, relaxing.

LK-0106Educators value child-initiated play and also engage in co-constructed play with the children. Further, they look for opportunities to intentionally teach children as they play. They also plan specific activities for individual children and the group.

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4:30pm – Late Snack

A late snack is served to the children outdoors – weather permitting.

Click to see sample menus for 6 – 12 months and 12 months – 5 years

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6:00pm – Closing Time

Throughout the afternoon, parents arrive to collect their children. At this time, they read and hear about their children’s exciting day playing and learning with their friends and Educators. Parents can also read the specific details about their children’s care routines.

Parents receive a weekly email from their child’s Educators describing the highlights of the week at Little Kingdom – accompanied by photographs.