Room Routines

Kiddie Academy Alexandria

Flexible Routine

Predictability and consistency are essential for all children, whether babies, toddlers, or preschoolers. While children thrive on this predictability and feel safe and secure knowing the routine, it is also important to teach children to be flexible. Rigid routines do not take individual families differences into account. For example, in a family where there is a working parent, a child may not go to sleep at 8pm, because the working parent wants quality time when they come home. As long as the child ends up getting enough sleep for their body so that they wake up ready to take on the next day, who’s to say what bed time is appropriate.

A routine that considers your child and family allows you and your child some flexibility and greatly reduces stress. Young children learn to have faith in a bigger, stronger grown up who will always keep them safe. If a bottle is given 30 minutes earlier than the plan, or a preschooler naps after they really “given up” their nap, you are all going to be happier and feel that your needs are met. Another prime example is where a child naps. Certainly you should acknowledge where they sleep best, but also recognize that schedules change. Helping children to be able to sleep in multiple places aids everyone’s flexibility.

Explorers Room

6 weeks to 1 year

7:00am

Centre opens

Family grouping

8:00am

Children and educators separate to own rooms

8:45am

Nappies, sunscreen, room tidy up

9:00am

Transition to wash hands and morning tea

9:15am

Hats and outdoor play

10:30am

Indoor programmed activities

11:00am

Nappies and toilet learning

11:10am

Group time — songs, stories, circle games

11:15am

Lunch

11:30am

Rest time, quiet table activities available at all times

1:45pm

Nappies and toilet learning as children wake up, pack away sheets, put on shoes, quiet table activities

2:14pm

Room tidy up, transition to sunscreen and wash hands for afternoon tea

2:30pm

Afternoon tea

2:45pm

Outdoor play

4:00pm

Nappies and toilet learning

4:30pm (Winter)

Outdoor tidy up and transition to indoors

4:00pm (Summer)

Outdoor tidy up and transition to indoors

 

Discoverers Room

1 year to 2 years

7:00am

Centre opens

Family grouping

8:00am Children and educators separate to own rooms
8:45am Nappies, sunscreen, room tidy up
9:00am Transition to wash hands and morning tea
9:15am Hats and outdoor play
10:30am Indoor programmed activities
11:00am Nappies and toilet learning
11:10am Group time — songs, stories, circle games
11:15am Lunch
11:30am Rest time, quiet table activities available at all times
1:45pm Nappies and toilet learning as children wake up, pack away sheets, put on shoes, quiet table activities
2:14pm Room tidy up, transition to sunscreen and wash hands for afternoon tea
2:30pm Afternoon tea
2:45pm Outdoor play
4:00pm Nappies and toilet learning
4:30pm (Winter) Outdoor tidy up and transition to indoors
4:00pm (Summer) Outdoor tidy up and transition to indoors

 

Inventors Room

2 years to 3 years

7:00am

Kiddie Academy Alexandria Opens

  • When you and your child arrive at Kiddie Academy Alexandria we ask for you to sign in at the foyer.
  • You can then make your way to our family grouping sessions in the common room, where breakfast is also being served. You can also fill out a Daily Information Sheet, with any general comments or concerns regarding your child.
  • After breakfast your child has time to play and learn at their own pace, with the many intriguing toys we provide. Our educators will encourage your child to explore and discover their surroundings.
8:00am

Transition

  • At this point in the morning family grouping will end and your child will begin their transition into the Preschool Room.
9:00am

Group Time

  • In this group time your child is a part of a roll call and a morning reading or group game. Once the group time is complete your child will then transition into washing their hands for morning tea.
9:15am

Morning Tea Time

  • After washing their hands your child will sit down where they choose and be served morning tea from the menu. If your child has dietary requirements, they will be served an alternate meal.
9:45am

Play and Learn

  • Depending on the weather, your child will be offered to play indoors/outdoors for free play time. This is where educators can make observations of what your child likes to do.
10:30am

Planned Experience

  • At this time each day your child will be involved in a planned experience that maps to our curriculum and our School Readiness Program.
11:15am

Group Time

  • After we tidy up from our previous activity, your child will take part in a group time, where an intentional teaching activity will be held. After this your child will move into washing their hands and transition to lunch.
11:30am

Lunch Time

  • Once your child’s hands are washed, they will choose a seat where a hot lunch will be served to them. If your child has dietary requirements, they will be served an alternate meal.
12:00nn

Sleep or Rest Time

  • After lunch your child will have a rest in a peaceful tranquil room with educators patting if requested. If your child does not require sleep, they will take part in quiet activities such as reading.
2:30pm

Afternoon Tea

  • Depending on what time your child wakes up, afternoon tea will be served. If your child has dietary requirements, they will be served an alternate meal.
3:30pm

Play and Learn

  • Depending on the weather, your child will be offered to play indoors/outdoors for free play time. This is where educators can make observations of what your child likes to do.
4:30pm

Play and Learn

  • It is time for your child to have a small nutritious late snack. If your child requires a bottle the educator will confirm specific times for this.
6:00pm Kiddie Alexandria Closes

 

Preschool Room

3 to 5 years

7:00am

Kiddie Academy Alexandria Opens

  • When you and your child arrive at Kiddie Academy Alexandria we ask for you to sign in at the foyer.
  • You can then make your way to our family grouping sessions in the common room, where breakfast is also being served. You can also fill out a Daily Information Sheet, with any general comments or concerns regarding your child.
  • After breakfast your child has time to play and learn at their own pace, with the many intriguing toys we provide. Our educators will encourage your child to explore and discover their surroundings.
8:00am

Transition

  • At this point in the morning family grouping will end and your child will begin their transition into the Preschool Room.
9:00am

Group Time

  • In this group time your child is a part of a roll call and a morning reading or group game. Once the group time is complete your child will then transition into washing their hands for morning tea.
9:15am

Morning Tea Time

  • After washing their hands your child will sit down where they choose and be served morning tea from the menu. If your child has dietary requirements, they will be served an alternate meal.
9:45am

Play and Learn

  • Depending on the weather, your child will be offered to play indoors/outdoors for free play time. This is where educators can make observations of what your child likes to do.
10:30am

Planned Experience

  • At this time each day your child will be involved in a planned experience that maps to our curriculum and our School Readiness Program.
11:15am

Group Time

  • After we tidy up from our previous activity, your child will take part in a group time, where an intentional teaching activity will be held. After this your child will move into washing their hands and transition to lunch.
11:30am

Lunch Time

  • Once your child’s hands are washed, they will choose a seat where a hot lunch will be served to them. If your child has dietary requirements, they will be served an alternate meal.
12:00nn

Sleep or Rest Time

  • After lunch your child will have a rest in a peaceful tranquil room with educators patting if requested. If your child does not require sleep, they will take part in quiet activities such as reading.
2:30pm

Afternoon Tea

  • Depending on what time your child wakes up, afternoon tea will be served. If your child has dietary requirements, they will be served an alternate meal.
3:30pm

Play and Learn

  • Depending on the weather, your child will be offered to play indoors/outdoors for free play time. This is where educators can make observations of what your child likes to do.
4:30pm

Play and Learn

  • It is time for your child to have a small nutritious late snack. If your child requires a bottle the educator will confirm specific times for this.
6:00pm Kiddie Alexandria Closes