McMurrich Co-operative Playschool operates five mornings a week from 8:45 am to 11:45 am. Families can choose to attend five mornings (Mon-Fri), three mornings (Mon/Wed/Fri) or two mornings (Tues/Thurs). Our supervising teacher (RECE) is supported by a teaching assistant and duty day volunteer to supervise a maximum of 15 children. With the exception of professional development days (when we remain open), the school observes the same breaks and holidays as McMurrich Junior Public School.
A typical day at McMurrich Playschool
Each daily session follows a loose routine that enables children to familiarize themselves with school life. Each day includes the following:
- Outdoor play (weather permitting)
- Bathroom time
- Snack time
- Free play
- Craft activities
- Circle time including music, stories, games and conversation
Children spend a good portion of the day playing during which they are encouraged to play cooperatively and openly communicate their needs and interests.