Our Routine


Children begin to arrive and are welcomed by a member of staff who will support and encourage children to settle and self register their own photo/name. Parents and Key Person can take this opportunity to share information.

9:05am – 10:05am

Free Play
We provide a wide variety of activities for the children to play with these include the computer, floor and sensory play, water and messy play and small world. All activities are adapted to meet every child’s need. Children can also go outside during this time.

10:05am – 10:25am

Hello Time and Snack Time
Hello time includes a welcome song for each individual child, we use a big mac switch, enabling all children to say ‘hello’. At the end of hello time children are shown a photo of a drink and a plate indicating snack time, they are then asked to look for their names, the adult presents the photo names one at a time and each child collects their and matches them to the same one on the snack table, they then wash their hands and find their chair. Children are given a choice of milk or juice, a yoghurt, fruit or crackers. We do cater for all dietary requirements and medical needs so if your child is dairy free, gluten free, has a food allergy or is fed via a gastrostomy, please speak to your Key Person. Childrens nappies are changed after snack or as and when needed.

10:25am – 11:15am

Free Play
Free Play, there is a wide selection of activities and toys out that follow our childrens interests. During this time they can also go outside to play or may have small group time, including the attention bucket.

11:15am – 11:25pm

11:25am – 11:55pm

Circle Time 
Children will join in an interactive circle time, where we use props, photos, singing and the attention bucket to engage each child.

Outside Play

Children then go outside to play wearing appropriate. clothing. There is a wide variety of physical equipment, sensory play and specialist swings outside and children are encouraged and supported to have a go.

11:55pm – 12:05pm

Singing Time
Children are encouraged to join in singing time by having the opportunity to choose which song they want, through the use of props, pictures, signing and actions.


Home Time
Children have a goodbye song before they go home and are encouraged to wave goodbye. The children staying for lunch are shown a photo or their lunch bag, and adults sign and say ‘it’s time for lunch’.

12:05pm – 1.00pm

Lunch Time
Children are encouraged to wash their hands before sitting for lunch, staff give children their lunches and encourage and praise them throughout. There is individual support for children who may need to be fed or tube fed via a gastrostomy. If parents would like any advice regarding lunch club please talk to Helen or Julie.

Kind Words

'Our Son has thrived in TOG. It is his happy place. He receives care and attention of the highest standard in a fun, safe and sensory learning environment. All play activities encourage communication and interaction. His interests have broadened and the outdoor play area is perfectly designed for his needs. He runs into TOG every morning.

TOG have put him on the right path for transition into special school, we highly recommend TOG for any additional needs child.'

Naomi Arbury (March 2019)