Your Munchkin’s Day

We will always aim to ensure that your child’s needs are met as it will ease the transition from the home to the day care setting. It is therefore of utmost importance that we encourage you to share your child’s likes, dislikes, routines with us in advance as it allows us to meet their needs right from the start. Established routines at little munchkin patch are in place with your agreement and will be discussed regularly. We let the children take part in establishing daily routines as we understand how included and valued children will feel in day to day activities. It allows them to have choices, grow independence and build self-esteem.

 Here is an average of our daily routine:


Children arrive, breakfast and free play until school run

08.30 – 09.15

School run and promoting being active. Children will be taken to their classroom and given help depending on the age of  child

09.30 – 12.00

Back home for fun activities indoor and outside. A healthy snack will be provided during this time. We may pop in to see the local play group for the children to develop and use their social skills

12.00 – 13.00

Healthy lunch for all of us, local nursery sessions may finish during that time so lunch will be altered to suit

13.00 – 14.00

Baby nap time and quiet time for toddlers, if they don’t need sleep reading books or watching a wee bit of TV

14.00 – 15.00

Story time

15.00 – 16.00

School run

16.00 – 17.00

Free play for all children whilst we prepare dinner & help with homework

17.00 – 18.00

Healthy dinner for all of us


Children are being collected

Obviously our daily routine will differ if we care for a young baby who needs to be bottle fed every three to four hours, and we will need to make sure that the baby’s feeds fit in around other routines which we may have. It is important that we will plan the baby’s feeds in agreement with you so that neither the child goes hungry nor that we turn up late to collect children from school.

We will adjust and change routines as and when the children in our care grow and develop. A child’s sleep patterns will change as they grow from being a baby into a toddler and the need for frequent toilet routines will be necessary when a child is beginning to start potty training. Any changes to the usual routines will be discussed and agreed with you so we can adapt our times to fit in with you and the children we care for as much as possible. If we care for several children it will probably be necessary for a certain element of flexibility to be introduced and this all will be discussed with you too.

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