Orange Grove Branch
Activities are planned to provide a holistic education that caters for every aspect of a child's development: physical, social, emotional, creative, intellectual and spiritual. An interactive emergent curriculum allows the teachers to plan themes and lessons. The curriculum at Bright Stars Daycare also ensures that all the children are equipped with the necessary skills for Grade 1.
In the early morning, children spend time in the classroom working with the teacher on various skills and activities. During ring time each class engages in discussions relating to the current theme, as well as completing creative activities, learning songs and rhymes. A fruit snack is then served, then free outdoor play begins.
Meal time is a wonderful opportunity for the children to socialise and build relationships with their peers. The children take turns serving each other a delicious balanced meal with a glass of water or juice.
Flow of the day and snack
06h00: Arrival and free indoor play
08h00: Assembly and gate closes
08h30: Breakfast and toilet routine
09h00: Morning ring and creative activities
10h00: Midmorning snack
10h30: Music & movement and outdoor play
11h00: Story time
12h00: Lunch and nap time
14h00: Toilet routine and refreshing
15h00: Afternoon snack
15h30: Indoor free play and departure
The children get cut-up seasonal fruit: Apples, Bananas, Oranges, Pineapple, Watermelon, Pears, etc.
Afternoon snack: muffins, pan cakes, hamburgers, brown bread sandwiches with the following fillings: Jam, Peanut Butter, Butter, mince, eggs, etc.
We encourage children to develop healthy eating habits and to drink water regularly throughout the day.