A Day in the Life

A lot goes on during our sessions. 


'Learning through play' can sometimes sound vague if you are trying to get a flavour of what a typical day at the pre-school can be like. 


So here are some examples of planned and impromptu activities that should help.

Butterfly Garden
Butterfly Garden
Tell us a Story
Tell us a Story
Handa's Surprize
Handa's Surprize
A Pirate's Adventure
A Pirate's Adventure

A typical Day.....

Below you will find the course of a typical day at the Pre-school. It should give parents an indication of how we structure our sessions.


Please note that things can, and do change, and activities vary according to what topics the children are covering at the time.


9.30 am             Self registration

                          Welcoming the children and parents as they arrive. 

                          Children find name and hang up their coats.


  Free Play*


10.00am             Doors open to veranda.  Supervised free flow play inside as well as 

                           outside veranda area


10.30-11.00        Snack time followed by story


11.00                  Supervised play in Garden/playground


11.50                  Story time


12.00-1.00         Supervised Lunch

                          Parents arrive to collect children leaving in the afternoon



12.45                  Afternoon session starts – Registration & Free play

                           Story time


1.00pm              Doors open to veranda.  Supervised free flow play inside as well as 

                          outside veranda area


1.45 – 2.15        Snack time


2.15-2.50           Supervised play in Garden/playground

                          Story time & Singing



We also have a number of 3rd party activities take place during term time, such as Music session, Sports and Rugby session and Cooking Class.  These are usually between 11-12 and/or 2-3 and are booked at the beginning of every term. Want to find out more about our partners? Click here.



*Free Play is defined by the various activities available such as painting, gluing, role playing at our home corner, working at our computer area, using the LCD Screen as well as activities covering maths and literary skills.


Want to apply for a place? Please complete the application form and remember to pay the £20 registration fee.

DVPS Application Form.doc
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Joining the pre-school? Download our Welcome Pack for some useful information.

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We are members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance