Sample Timetable for Childminding Day
I complete Health and Safety checks on all childminding areas to be used and check there are adequate toys set up for freeplay for children, before they arrive.
7:30 * 8:30 am
Greet parents and children -> record any relevant information provided by parents -> Breakfast ->Freeplay.
8:30 - 9:15 am
Get all children ready for and take on school run. Practice road safety.
Visit Local Park on way home (weather permitting).
or Visit Library
9:15 - 10:00 am
Child led activities.
The First Tuesday of the month
Launceston Children's Centre: 'Childminder & Toddler Group'
10:00 - 10:30 am
Drink and snack
10:30 - 11:30 am
Tidy up Time
"All the Girls and All the Boys
Tidy up All the Toys."
Story and rhyme time, 'Freeplay' or music to sing and dance to
Wash hands, set the table and have Lunch.
followed by Quiet time.
(Quiet time could be, i.e. stories, puzzles, DVD/video, or a nap) 1:45 - 3:00 pm
Planned Adult or child-initiated play/activities ->
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Get ready and go on school runs. Practice road safety. Visit Park/ Errands/shopping etc. Snack and drink.
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Get everyone settled in an activity of their choice.
(Games/Crafts/T.V./Computer/Outdoor play equipment)
Individually help children with reading/homework etc.
5:00 - 6:00 pm
(Some children have dinner)
Freeplay -> Get children ready to go home -> Greet parents and exchange information -> Hand over children to their parents.
Now I can clean, clear up and set up some activities for the next day.
this is just a guideline, as school/Nursery pickup and drop off times
can vary, depending on the children in our care each day and which
School/Nursery they attend. During
the holidays especially, when there may be different children here, we also
organise various extra outdoor activities and outings - some are free and
some may incur additional costs - you will be advised about these. Thank you.