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Our Day

The daily routine of the school rooms will depend hugely on the age of your child. Each day is planned and approved by our professionals to include activities that are perfect for your child's learning.

  • 8.00 -9:00

    WELCOME & BREAKFAST TIME

    We eat baby cereal to get the energy we need for our busy day.

  • 9:30

    FRUIT & SLEEP

    Sleep time for younger babies and fresh fruit for those who need a little snack to keep tummies happy.

  • 10:00-11:15

    CREATIVE PLAY

    It’s time for a special activity such as messy play (corn flour, sand, water play…) or craft (painting, hand printing, collage…)

  • 11:15-12:00

    LUNCH TIME

    Yummy yummy in my tummy! We really enjoy our lovely lunch, tasty and well-balanced for our age!

  • 12:00-14:00

    SLEEP TIME

    Time for a rest, we really need to relax after such a busy morning.

  • 14:00

    FRESH FRUIT, MILK & PLAY

    After our nap, it's wonderful to have a drink and a snack!

  • 15:00-16:00

    OUTSIDE PLAY

    Let’s see how is the weather outside… we love being outdoors!

  • 16:00

    TEA TIME

    Another delicious meal for our hungry tummies! Our key person encourages us to hold our spoons even if we end up making a big mess with our food!

  • 16:30

    PLAY TIME

    It's time to play with our friends and explore the room!

  • 18:00

    HOME TIME

    The day is over! It was an exciting and busy day!
    Time to wave Bye to my friends and carers.

  • 8:00-9:00

    SMILEY FACES & BREAKFAST

    Smiley faces arrive at door and children are welcomed in with cuddles. We choose from a selection of toast and cereals. We are encouraged to serve ourselves.

  • 8:30-9:30

    MONTESSORI WORK CYCLE

    Montessori cycle of practical life, sensorial, literacy, maths and culture; includes outdoor play and visits to the local community.

  • 9:30-10:45

    OUTDOOR PLAY

    We love to get fresh air and explore our outside environment.

  • 10:45-11:10

    CIRCLE TIME

    Circle time. Say hello, discuss the days of the week, the weather, season, topic of the week. At the end the children choose what they want to say.

  • 11:10-11:40

    LUNCH TIME

    Tidy up time and ready for lunch. Wash hands.

  • 11:40-14:00

    SLEEP TIME

    Time for a rest, we really need to relax after such a busy morning.

  • 14:00-15:40

    PLANNED ACTIVITIES

    It’s time for a special activity such as messy play (corn flour, sand, water play…) or craft (painting, hand printing, collage…).

  • 15:40-16:00

    FREE PLAY

    It's time to play with our friends and explore our environment. Let's choose an activity!

  • 16:00-16:30

    TEA TIME

    Another delicious meal for our hungry tummies!

  • 16:30-18:00

    OUTDOOR PLAY & HOMETIME

    The day is over! It was an exciting and busy day! Time to wave Bye to my friends and carers.

  • 8:00-9:00

    WELCOME & BREAKFAST

    Welcome and Breakfast time (pour their own milk, spoon their own cereal as part of the Montessori method)

  • 9:00-11:30

    MONTESSORI WORK CYCLE

    Montessori cycle of practical life, sensorial, literacy, maths and culture.

  • 11:30-12:00

    CIRCLE TIME

    Circle time - songs, rhymes and stories. Say hello, discuss the days of the week, the weather, season, topic of the week. At the end the children choose what they want to say.

  • 12:00-12:30

    LUNCH

    Tidy up time and ready for lunch. Wash hands.

  • 12:30-14:00

    EXTRA ACTIVITIES/OUTDOOR PLAY

    Park time, structured activities, parachute, swings, sand play, feed the ducks. This routine changes each day.

  • 14:00-15:00

    MONTESSORI WORK CYCLE & EXTRA CURRICULUM

    Montessori cycle of practical life, sensorial, literacy, maths and culture. Time to choose an activity!

  • 15:30-16:00

    CIRCLE TIME

    Circle time - songs, rhymes and stories.

  • 16:00-16:30

    TEA TIME

    Let's see what's for tea!

  • 16:30-18:00

    EXTRA ACTIVITIES & HOME TIME

    We're very busy until it's time to say goodbye to our friends and teachers. See you tomorrow!

Our Team

At Mace Green Gables, our team of Montessori Directresses and Nursery Nurses, work together to interlink both the EYFS and Montessori ethos to support the development of our children in their early years.

Abeer Al-Baktash is the Nursery Manager and together with her team provides a quality caring and learning environment.

Many of our staff have worked at Green Gables for many years and this adds to the sense of community that exists at Mace Green Gables.

All of our staff are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked before joining the nursery. Our staff attend extensive training courses both in house and those provided by the Borough of Tower Hamlets to ensure that they are able to deliver the very best to our children.

Our Values

At Mace Green Gables Montessori we recognise the parents as the primary educators of their children; we therefore work closely in partnership with the parent in each child’s care and teaching.

By involving the family each step of the way, we create a healthier relationship in order for the babies and toddlers to feel that bond with our team. At Mace Green Gables we have created an atmosphere that communicates unconditional love and acceptance.

We provide a safe and secure environment.

Mace Green Gables Montessori is approved by OFSTED / CSIW (in Wales).

Our staff are fully qualified and given support to further develop their education and training.

Benefits

In our Infant and Toddler rooms we offer a programme for individuals to explore the world around them and support them through each stage of their development. Our primary goal is to respect each child on their individual path toward self-development.

For both Infants and Toddlers new to Mace Green Gables Montessori, an in depth discussion is carried out with the parent and teacher prior to the start date. The purpose of this is to make the transition from home to our nursery as smooth as possible. By learning more about his/her home routine and personality, we can then act appropriately so that there is as little disruption as possible when joining us.

When a child is welcomed into our rooms for the first time s/he is cared for by a key person. This prevents the overwhelming feeling of being alone. We then aim to foster the development of basic trust with the child by responding appropriately to their communication of needs to be loved, respected and accepted.

Once there is a feeling of contentment, the infant/toddler can freely explore our environment. Freedom to move is essential for these young children as it offers a variety of sensory experiences by which they learn. Our specially designed rooms are child friendly with no adult furniture.

Standards

Mace Green Gables Montessori is an independent nursery for boys and girls aged from three months to six years. It is registered with Ofsted Children’s Services to provide full day care for 80 children. The school adheres to the Montessori philosophy of education. Its mission is to help the child help themselves to cultivate their natural desire to learn and to encourage thinking for themselves.

A safe and secure environment is obviously of great importance to any parent leaving their child in a nursery setting. Health and safety is very important to us at Mace Green Gables. We ensure that our nursery provides a safe environment for all children, parents and staff. Our nursery staff receives regular training and updates on health and safety issues and each nursery has a health and safety coordinator.

Play

Play is central to a child’s learning.

“Discovery is far more than a means to livelihood, far more than a spice of life. Discovery is the ultimate of human achievement. Discovery is thrill, excitement and euphoria. Discovery is the difference between victory and defeat between satisfaction and disappointment, between success and failure. Discovery is the prime goal of every true research scientist, every explorer of the great unknown.”

– from The Art Of Discovery, by J Oliver 

An important element of the Infant curriculum, is the opportunity to develop through Heuristic Play. This type of play describes the activity of babies as they play and explore the properties of ‘objects’. These ‘objects’ are things from the real world and are offered in a basket known as the Treasure Basket. The aim of this activity is to stimulate all of the senses, creating a rich learning experience.

In order to support each and every element of learning in young babies and infants, we offer the freedom to explore our spacious outdoor garden. At Green Gables, we believe that the need for outdoor play is equally, if not more important than time spent indoors for the child. Outdoor play is different from time spent indoors and the sensory experiences vary. Infants and Toddlers are offered the freedom to explore our natural outdoor environment and interact with older and younger children.

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