The Structure of the Morning
The morning has a rhythm of coming together for group activities i.e. baking, morning tea, singing circle and story telling time, interspersed with free play. There is a balance between structured times and unstructured times in the morning rhythm which provides children with a sense of familiarity, safety and security.
We begin the morning by making organic gluten free buns together, which we bake and have with fruit for morning tea. The parents and caregivers participate in making the buns along with their children. This time around the table is an opportunity for parents and children to get to know each other. Singing our baking songs becomes a much enjoyed and anticipated part of the session for everyone. The children are free to leave the baking when they wish and play. There is plenty of scope for the children to play both inside and outside in our beautiful gardens.