The arrival and departure of each child will be recorded in the "signing in" book by the parent or guardian. 
A teacher will greet every parent and child.
Parents notify teachers of the specific requirements of their child for the day. eg. If medication needs to be administered it must be handed to a staff member and the medication chart filled out by the parent.
Children will usually remain inside for approximately the first hour after opening; this provides an opportunity for all teachers to interact with arriving children and enables teachers to be aware of which children are present, while fostering an atmosphere of friendship and awareness between children and parents.
During this time children are encouraged to discover and participate in activities provided during the day.


Children will wash their hands for a group morning tea. Children must remain sitting while eating and drinking.
A teacher will take a mat time. All children will be encouraged to participate in the group singing, games and activities for a length of time to be deemed appropriate by the teacher involved, but not to exceed twenty minutes. After mat time, children will have indoor and outdoor play. Teachers supervise all play areas.

11.45am Children will wash their hands. A teacher will take a group for a story or singing game while this is happening. Children will have their lunch.


Children who require a sleep will be put to bed. 
Staff will continue to supplement and change activities as the day, and children require. All children will be encouraged to participate in all areas of play during the day.


Afternoon tea will be served in a group situation. Children may then separate for small group activities before breaking again for free choice of play.


Children may watch 20 minutes of appropriate New Zealand children's television programmes with a staff member. As some children depart at this time, staff are available to speak to outgoing parents and it provides those children who do not sleep with a quiet time.


General wind down of day with children and teachers cleaning up activities, putting away outdoor equipment. Checking animals are secure, gathering belongings, fare welling children and parents.


Centre closing.