A typical day at The Warren

Every day is different so there is no such thing as a typical day; we plan for each individual child’s needs, interests and preferences. We offer a variety of activities everyday including adult lead activities as well as lots of free choice.

We offer a vast range of toys/activities for the children to self-select both indoors and outdoors covering all areas of learning. Above all we want the children to enjoy playgroup and have fun as we feel that children learn and develop more when they are happy and stimulated in a safe environment.

We pride ourselves in giving every child time with their keyworker so they can help your child learn and progress to their full potential.


9.00 am Children arrive and self-register finding their photo/name card and then putting it on a coloured tray of their choice. This is their tray for the session where they can put any small toys/comforters in along with their work. We then have free play time where the children can choose their own activities either inside or outside.

10.15 am We prepare snack together; the children help clean the table, put bowls and jugs on the table and help chop the fruit and vegetables. The children find their snack name card and give it to the staff member sitting at the snack table. This is a good social time to talk about the colour of their cups and bowls and bring numbers, shapes of fruit and lots more into the conversation.

11.15am Story/singing time; we split our story/music/movement time by age/stage and ability.

11.45am Free play.

12.15pm Tidy up time when the children help tidy up the toys and prepare the tables for lunch.

12.30pm The staff and children sit down to have lunch together; this is a social time where we chat about what they have for their lunch, the shapes of their sandwiches, news they would like to share and lots more.

1pm Home time for some children.

1-3pm The afternoon session is focused on children aged 3 and above;

They enjoy playing lots of fun games both table top and physical, learning letters during Jolly Phonics sessions, participating in show and tell time and much more.