7.30 - 9.30 Welcoming
Welcoming means to meet, listen, reassure, contain and verbalize emotions. In the delicate moment of entrance, we try to offer understanding and support to both mother and child, obviously in different forms. It is impossible to welcome a child without welcoming his parents, his family and his story. Children are welcomed at the entrance by the educator, in the lobby there are holes to leave the child's personal items and a small box in which to put the shoes before wearing non-slip socks or slippers for the nursery school.
9.30 - 10.00 Snack
For the time of the snack we move into the big hall. The younger children are taken by the educators while the older ones eat autonomously. Snacks are provided by the nursery school.
10.00 - 11.00 Activities and Laboratories
Every day the spaces of the nursery school are purposely arranged to allow all children to freely choose what, where and how to play with whom. The spaces are communicating and an educator is always present in every room. These are the moments of playing, prepared by educators according to certain criteria:
- Variety: during the year various materials and games are proposed;
- Congruence with age and progression: the materials and activities follow a logic of increasing complexity, in relation to the development of children;
- Regularity: all moments of activity are made recognizable to the child because they are proposed consistently;
- Social interactivity: in relation to the skills of each age, all activities aim to facilitate communication and exchanges between peers.
11.00 - 11.20 Changing
This moment is dedicated to body care. Each child is accompanied to the bathroom individually to encourage all that variety of attitudes and attentions that he needs in this delicate and pleasant moment.
In fact, we believe that the tone of voice, the way the child is supported on the changing table, the gestures and looks that are exchanged during the "change" are crucial to establishing a climate of trust, complicity and affection between the two.
11.30 - 12.00 Lunch
Lunch is the time for socializing for children. This moment is made more fun by the figure of the "waiter": every day two children are chosen on a rotating basis and they'll bring the dishes to the other children who are waiting on the table.
The role of the waiter allows the children to actively participate in the meal and helps to create a serene atmosphere.
12.30 - 14.30 Sleeping
The children who stay at the nursery school to sleep are accompanied by the educators in the sleeping room. Before going to sleep, the educator sings some songs or read a fable to reconcile the moment of sleep, then children go to sleep all together. Each child has his own fixed place and easily recognizes it also because of the sheet that is brought from home.
15.30 - 16.00 Afternoon snack
15.30-18.30 Afternoon activities
Free playing activities, out in the garden when possible. Reading and cognitive games.
The exit times are 15.30, 16.30, 17.30, 18.30. For children who do not sleep in the nursery school, the first exit time is at 12.30.