Playtime Routine

9:10am

  • Arrive and wash hands prior to entering rooms
  • Place handbags out of reach of children
  • Set out appropriate toys and activities for that day
  • Organise books and craft for story and iPod for songs
  • Ensure room looks and feel inviting and organised (warm or cool, fun and colourful…).
  • Pray as a team – regularly celebrate what God is doing (i.e. share stories)

9:30am

  • Families arrive (welcome them with a smile)
  • Ensure parents and children clean hands (provide nursery wipes or Hamilton Wash)
  • Collect money and tick off attendance record
  • If new to Playtime, collect contact details
  • A Welcome Pack is issued to new families once their contact details have been gathered. Inside the pack is an information trifold about Playtime. 
  • Talk through a few essentials (no food or toys from home, clean hands before entering, handbags up high not on the back of prams…). Please give the reason for these restrictions = keeping other children safe.

10:30am

  • Pack up toys before moving into the following activities. 

  • These can be done in any order. Below are two options…

Option 1

  • Singing
  • Story
  • Craft
  • Wash hands
  • Morning tea (fruit/crackers specified on the list)
  • Wash hands
  • Final play activity (e.g. picture books, parachute, outdoor games….)
  • Farewell song

Option 2

  • Story
  • Wash hands
  • Morning tea (fruit/crackers specified on the list)
  • Wash hands
  • Craft
  • Singing
  • Final play activity (e.g. picture books, parachute, outdoor games….)
  • Farewell song

11:25am

  • All Playtime parents/guardians pack away all equipment 
  • Ensure room is left better than your team found it  
  • Team Leader turns off all air conditioners, shuts all windows, internal/external doors, re-alarms building and locks all gates.