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Layham Playgroup CIO

Layham Village Hall, Church Lane, Lower Layham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5LZ

Tel: 07999 866419

Registered charity: 1160254, Ofsted Registered,

PLA Member (Pre-school Learning Alliance)

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Our Morning Routine

09:15 ARRIVALS – Children put their special toy in the treasure sack, 09:30  find their name and put it on the board and settle in to one of   the activities on offer for that session.

09:45 REGISTRATION TIME – We sit in the book corner, speak about the weather, topic of the day and what is on the table that day.  We may split the group to work on numbers, shapes or colours.

10:00 FREE PLAY TIME – Children choose between indoor or outdoor play, which toys to play with and which activities to do.  The craft/activity table is offered and a member of staff assists with the activity of the day.

10:40 5 MINUTES TO TIDY-UP TIME – We prepare the children to finish their activities.

10:45 TIDY-UP TIME -  Children are encouraged to help tidy away the toys.

10:50 GO TO BOOK CORNER – Children look at books together.

11:00 STORY TIME – We encourage the children to sit and listen to a story related to the theme of the day, then they go to toilet to wash hands.

11:15 SNACK TIME – Children collect a cup and bowl, find their name at the table and sit down.  They have a choice of healthy snack and either milk or water to drink, which they pour themselves from a jug, encouraging independence and social skills.  Staff sit at the tables with the children.

11:30 OUTSIDE PLAY/QUIET INDOOR ACTIVITY – Children choose to either play outside or stay indoors and do puzzles, board games or drawing.

12:10 END OF SESSION – The younger children have a treasure sack where they show and tell about their special toy and then sing their farewell song.  At this time the older children are taken by another member of staff to do more focused learning activities, then they have their “End of Session”.

12:15/12:30 CHILDREN COLLECTED – Parents are encouraged to see what their child has been doing during the session.


Midway through the session we offer the children refreshments of either milk or water together with a light snack of fruit, vegetables and either toast, breadsticks or biscuits. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements or food allergies your child may have.

Lunch Club

We offer a lunch club, upon demand.  The children bring in their own healthy packed lunch and sit and eat with their friends in a social environment.  The fun then continues until 13:15.

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