Example of a Daily Routine

While every day is not exactly the same at the Learners Montessori Nurseries, we believe it is important for children to follow a similar routine so they feel comfortable in knowing what to expect throughout the day. Below is an example of a typical day at our nurseries. The exact activities and schedule will vary for children of different ages.

  • 08:00 - 08:30 Breakfast Club:

    Children are served breakfast to kick start their day

  • 08:30 - 09:00

    Finishing up breakfast and free time for children to explore the classroom

  • 09:00 - 09:30 Circle Time:

    Children sit together in a group and sing songs, talk about home and discuss the theme of the week.

  • 09:30 - 11:30 Montessori work cycle:

    Children are free to choose the activities that they want to play with under the guidance of the teachers. Children can walk around the room and are shown how to select the activity and take it to their own space to play, finally returning each activity to its place before moving to the next activity of their choice.

  • 10:00 - 11:00

    During the work cycle a snack table is available for children to help themselves to a selection of fruits and water is available throughout the day.

  • 11:30 - 12:00 Garden Time:

    Children are taken to the outdoor area where they can play as they like. Various areas are set up to feed their curiosity such as physical play, market stall, sand pit, water trays, gardening, etc.

  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch:

    Freshly prepared meals are provided for the children. Each day, two children are chosen to be the lunch helpers who set up the tables and help to carry and serve the food. Lunchtime is a social experience for all the children as they sit together for their meal.

  • 13:00 - 15:00 Nap time / Quite Play:

    Younger children will have their nap at this time, while the other children will play quietly with their chosen activity.

  • 15:00 - 16:00 Supervised Activity:

    For example cooking, puppet shows, science experiment, story time

  • 16:00 - 16:30 Tea Time:

    Children are served snacks such as sandwiches, yoghurt, fruit and water.

  • 16:30 - 18:00 Play Time:

    Children are encouraged to play with activities such as building blocks and puzzles.

  • 18:00 Home Time

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