Sample day -
We split the children into groups according to age but all activities are enjoyed together as one large group (our maximum number of children per day is 24) –
Rabbits – 5 to 6 year olds
Squirrels – 7 to 9 year olds
Owls – 10 to 11 year olds
09:00 AM - Arrive at Tails & Beau
Children are met and welcomed in the morning by Tails & Beau staff, they can put their coats and lunch box away and play until we take the register.
09:15 AM - Register and Introducing ourselves
The register is taken and Tally & Ruth will introduce themselves, talking a little bit about the day ahead and what to expect at Tails & Beau. We will ensure all children are familiar with our setting and know where the loo is.
09:45 AM - Activity 1 - Settling In Games and Circle games
Settling in games are an amazing way to get the group talking and start making new friendships in a supportive environment. Circle games encourage team work and give us the opportunity to get to know one another, this is a lovely way to start the morning and any first nerves will have disappeared by this point!
10:30 AM - Break time
Children need to bring a snack and drink.
10:50 AM - Activity 2 - Interactive Cooking Workshop
Using lots of wonderful ingredients, we will bake/cook delicious treats and healthy snacks too!
11:30 AM - Activity 3 - Storytelling
This session will vary from interactive story telling and creative writing to enjoying an exciting visit from an author.
12:15 PM - Lunchtime and Playtime
Packed lunches and play! We are a strictly nut free zone.
01:00 PM - Parachute Games
Using the parachute for games is an excellent way to refine motor skills and coordination, they're also lots of fun!
01:15 PM - Activity 4 - Sporting Activity
We enjoy a huge range of sporting activities, we play various ball games, enjoy dancing, yoga and more. We use our outside space as much as we can and enjoy fun team games and activities together.
02:00 PM - Activity 5 - Creative - for example: Friendship bracelets
We will incorporate activities throughout the week which allow us to focus on mindfulness, usually during the creative sessions. Mindfulness awareness exercises are key in helping children develop concentration and self awareness.
03:00 PM - Home Time
*Please note - activities will vary according to age groups and group sizes*
We are so lucky at Tails & Beau to have a few visitors per week who will come in and run the most fabulous sessions. These vary from week to week, we have had visits from an author, architect, chef, dancer, gallerist, make up artist, actor, mindfulness teacher, yoga instructors and more!