The Setting’s Timetable and Routines

At Little Pips Pre School we believe that care and education are equally important in the experience which we offer children. The routines and activities that make up the session/day in the setting are provided to:

  • Help each child to feel that he/she is a valued member of the setting
  • Ensure the safety of each child
  • Help children to gain from the social experience of being part of a group
  • Provide children with opportunities to learn and help them to value learning
  • Help children to become independent learners

The Session/Day

We organise our session/day so that children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a play experience to its completion.  The environment and the activities within the environment are, in the main, led by the children’s interests which have been observed by the practitioners in the setting.

Adult-lead, small and large group activities activities are offered during each session such as music, singing, role-play and physical games. Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them.


Early Bird Session (8:00 – 9:00):

8:00Early Bird sessions starts
Free Flow Play

Morning Session (9:00 – 12:00)

9:00Morning Session Starts
9:10Registration and Yoga
9:30Free Play and Adult Lead activities
10:30Tidy Up Time
11:00Outdoor Play
11:40Circle Time and Large group activity
12:00End of Morning Session

Lunch Club (12:00 – 12:30)


Afternoon Session (12:30 – 15:30)

12:30Afternoon Session starts
12:40Free Play and Adult Lead activities
13:30Outdoor Play
14:30Circle Time and Large group activity
15:10Tidy Up Time
15:30End of Afternoon Session

After School Session (15:30 – 17:30)

15:30After School Session Begins
15:40Free Play and Adult Lead activities
16:30Free Play and Adult Lead activities
17:00Tidy up time
17:20Circle Time
17:30End of After School Session