Rhythm of the day
The children come in
There are two times that the children are welcomed to The Little House. The youngest group comes at 13:00 and the oldest group of children join us at around 15:30.
At both times we greet the children in the playground and bring them back inside to start their afternoon at The Little House.
Together at the table
After the children have returned inside, we sit around the table and have lunch together. We start each meal by thanking the earth and sun for our food, and enjoy catching up and talking with each other as we eat. At around 16:00 the children who are hungry will be invited to have a sandwich and some juice or tea. These are the two fixed moments of rest in our afternoons together, where it is possible for the children to sit together and share food and conversation.
Space for activities
The rest of the day there is room for free play, homework and undertaking activities. The regular teacher supports the children in playing and offers activities when necessary. She also helps the children to carry out the plans that the children themselves come up with, such as building a hut and sewing a storage bag because a beautiful stone has been found.
Alternation of rest and movement
During the day we pay attention to the alternation of quiet moments and active moments. We do this by playing inside and out, playing energetically and playing quietly, reading aloud and looking through books, drawing, painting or crafting.
Taking care of the house together
In addition to supporting the children, the teachers do light housework, such as washing dishes, cleaning, tidying up, taking care of the meals, working in the garden and sweeping the playground. In this way, the children see that carrying out these activities is part of everyday life, just like at home. The children also play a role in the care of our second home and are given a sense of ownership and belonging as a result.
The children go home
There are two pick-up times at The Little House. At around 15:00 and at around 18:00. When you come to pick up your child, the teacher will give you a short update on your child’s day before saying goodbye to you and your child.