•opened in 1975
•2 year old room
•pre-school, before and after school care and holiday care


Warren Childcare Centre opened in 1975 and is privately run. It operates from two main rooms within a community centre in a residential area of Kempston, near Bedford. Children have access to the fully enclosed outdoor play areas. The setting offers a range of childcare facilities including a pre-school, before and after school care and holiday care. Our provision reflects the four overreaching principles of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. They are:


Every child is a unique child who is constantly
learning and can be resilient, capable and


Children learn to be strong and independent
through positive relationships.


Children develop and learn in different ways and at
different rates. We help children continue to learn and
develop by providing activities that are appropriate for
their age and stage of development.

Enabling Environments

Children learn and develop well in enabling environments,
in which their experiences respond to their individual
needs and there is a strong partnership between
practitioners, parents and carers


•To provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age.

•To work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop.

•To add to the life and well-being of the local community.

•To offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.


55905123_1685074231791294_1383590419819921408_n_preschool 2 We want your child to feel happy and safe with us. To make sure this is the case, your child's key person, and all of the staff, will work with you to decide on how to help your child settle into our Pre-school and ensure they benefit from the Pre-school's activities throughout their time with us. Our sessions are organised so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities, which introduce them to new experiences, gain new skills and encourage them to work with others. The children also have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor children-chosen and adult-led activities within our purpose built and fully enclosed play area.


56685697_1687427928222591_7397136506483113984_n 2yo In our 2 year old room we have two dedicated members of staff each morning, plus the addition of a student most days. We provide age appropriate toys, equipment and activities in our specially laid out room. Parents are encouraged to stay for as long as it takes to settle their child and we will work closely with you to make settling in as painless as possible. If you need help with potty training we can help; we have all the necessary resources and the only things you will need to provide are clean clothes and nappies/pull-ups. When your child reaches 2yrs 9months and there is a place available in our Pre-school, your child will have first choice in the sessions and move up to the Pre-school. To find out if you are entitled to 2 year funding please visit http://www.bedford.gov.uk/2yearfunding and fill out the online form.

38276307_10209879922194968_1611846413816168448_nHolclub The Warren Childcare Centre offers a Holiday Club that runs from 8.30am - 4.30pm during most school holiday's except Christmas. We can be flexible on these times according to the needs of parents. Children attending the Holiday Club share the same facilities as the children in the early years age range, including our fully enclosed play area.

42939527_10156567543059020_1476447213327482880_nAfterSchool The Warren Childcare Centre runs a Breakfast and After-school Club for children attending Springfield and Camestone Lower Schools. The Breakfast Club runs from 8am-9am, with the option of having breakfast at The Warren. The children are escorted by a member of staff to their respective schools in time for registration. In the After-school Club a member of staff will collect the children from their schools and walk them back to The Warren. The After-school Club sessions run from 3.15pm - 4pm.


Carolyn Robertshaw

Proprietor, General Manager,
Session Co-ordinator

Certificate of higher education in childhood studies.
Diploma in Pre-school Practice.

Wendy Cooper

Assistant Manager, Play Leader,
SENCO Co-ordinator

City & Guilds NVQ level 2.
CASHE level 3 NVQ.
SENCO Trained.

Asha Rattu

2 Year Room Supervisor,
Play Assistant

CASHE level 2.
CASHE level 3 Diploma.

Lorna Brooks-Tonkin

Assistant Play Leader,
SENCO Assistant

CASHE level 2.
CASHE level 3 NVQ.
SENCO Trained.

Gemma Ludbrook

Play Assistant
Assistant After-school & Holiday
Club Supervisor

CASHE level 2 NVQ.
CASHE level 3 Diploma.

Elizabeth Pitts

Play Assistant, Key Person

CASHE level 2 NVQ.
CASHE level 3 Diploma.

Andrew Paul

Apprentice Play Assistant

Completed Traineeship in Chilcare
through Bedford College/with us

Sarah Self

After-school & Holiday Club Supervisor,
Play Assistant.

CASHE level 2 NVQ.
City & Guilds NVQ level 3.


Contact Us

The Warren Childcare Centre

Southfields Community Centre

Southfields Road



Mk42 7NR

Phone: 01234841234

Mobile: 07484542592