Sticky Fingers Pre-School in Loughton, Essex

Sticky Fingers is all about Fun and Learning. Discover more about our approach by selecting from the links below...

A Typical Day at Sticky Fingers

  • 9.20 a.m. Children arrive and self register. All children are welcomed by their Key Workers.
  • 9.30 a.m. Circle time for greeting each other, and registration.
  • 9.40 a.m. Pre-planned structured activities and free play.
  • 10.40 a.m. Tidy up time followed by story/singing.
  • 11.00 a.m Healthy Mid-Morning snack served with milk or water.
  • 11.15 a.m. Outside play (weather permitting) or other inside physical activities. Yoga on Thursdays.
  • 12.00 p.m. Group games/activities.
  • 12:20 p.m. Home time.

Much of the learning will be through play. Your child will be offered a range of activities, each with an underlying educational purpose.

Play is the means by which the child explores a variety of experiences in different situations for a variety of purposes. Play provides a way of learning, so it should be seen as a means of teaching and learning and not as a separate entity.

We believe praise and patience are important in encouraging your child in their development and we encourage them to learn at their own pace within the structure of the daily routine. Although we have a routine we are flexible and accommodate individual needs, and the activities are carefully planned to match the age and ability of the various groups.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays we offer the option of a 2-hour extension in the form of a Lunch Club where children can socialize and get ready for sitting at the table in preparation for primary school. We ask that parents provide a healthy packed lunch.

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We provide a relaxed and encouraging environment and pay attention to each child as an individual.