We are open:Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 3.30pm.
Our address:Guys Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers
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.
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 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