About Us

Elmwood Preschool opened in 1983.  We are in a residential area, close to shops, schools, nursery and train station.  The premises are within the grounds of Elmwood Primary School. We operate from a purpose built unit with a large garden and play area, which includes an undercover section. Children have free access to the garden.

We are registered to take children from two and a half years  to five years.  We cater for 26 children per session with 5/6 members of staff.  In our Little Learners classes we have 16 children per session with 2 members of staff or we can take up to 20 children  with 3 members of staff.

We maintain close links and have an excellent relationship with the school making the transition to “big school” even easier.

We are proud of our purpose built, well equipped, facilities complete with enclosed outdoor play area.

We have a slope at the entrance to enable wheelchair access, a side gate enabling wheelchair access to outside play area.

We currently have 2 admin staff  one has  BA (Hons) accounting and finance and ECC Early Years Certificate Employment Law.  17 members of staff of which one has a BA (Hons) in Early Years Education,  10  with level 3 and 3  with level 2.   All hold DBS,  13 hold current first aid qualifications and 11 hold  level 2 safeguarding. and one first aid trained midday assistant.

There is an option of lunch club enabling parent/carers more choice and flexibility. Children may attend for morning or afternoon sessions with or without lunch, or all day. The children use a room in the school where they can eat their packed lunch.

The setting supports children who have additional needs by providing 1-1 support, relevant training, advice and guidance from outside agencies


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