Emmer Green Pre-School

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Preschool open. For parents looking for a place, please call 0118 9015506 or email us info@emmergreenpreschool.org.uk


We have been running for over 50 years.  We are situated in Emmer Green Community Centre.   We offer a free flow system using a large inside and outside space.  Our staff ratio to children is high.   We offer sessions for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.  Implementing the early years foundation stage, we have a waiting list system in place. You need to contact us for a registration form. Sessions 9am-11.30am and 12.30pm-3pm We are now running a lunch club on Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 11.30am - 12.30pm. Age range 2 to 5 years. We are open for 38 weeks of the year.  We take children in date of birth order from the waiting list (oldest first).

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Wendy Robins
Contact Position
0118 901 5506 0118 901 5506
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Where to go

Youth and Community Centre
Grove Road
Emmer Green
Directions to RG4 8LN

We are based in the Emmer Green Youth and Community Centre which is accessed from St. Barnabus Road, just past the Emmer Green Surgery.

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Monday, Tuesaday, Wednesday & Friday 09:00 - 11:30 & 12:30 - 15:00
Closed Thursdays


£18.20  Per Session
£5 extra per day for lunch club.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
Special Needs provision
Special Needs Experience
Provision for special dietary needs
Can make special cultural provisions

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
We have spaces available for 3 year olds, please contact us for details via our email address. We can then get you to complete a Registration Form. We do have a Waiting List and take children by age oldest first. Vacancies available from January for 2 & 3 -4 year funding.

Funded Places

Has 3 & 4 year old funding
Has 2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Additional 15 hours of *Free* childcare offered
Intending to provide 30 Hours?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:00 11:30
Monday 12:30 15:00
Tuesday 09:00 11:30
Tuesday 12:30 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 11:30
Wednesday 12:30 15:00
Friday 09:00 11:30
Friday 12:30 15:00

School Pickups

Offers school pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
116826Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
05/05/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
10/07/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
26/04/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Contact Name
Wendy Robins
Contact Telephone
0118 9015506
Contact Email
Emmer Green Pre-School - Local Offer
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type
Local Offer Updated

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings


Emmer Green Pre-school opened in 1965, we are registered on the Early Years register and are inspected by Ofsted. Emmer Green Pre school is a registered charity and non-profit making organisation run by a committee of parents. The pre-school is open Monday,Tuesday ,Wednesday,and Friday, with sessions running from 9.00am to 11.30 am and 12.30pm to 3.00.pm. For an additional fee there is the option to stay for lunch club(11.30 am to 12.30 pm) . We are situated within the Emmer Green Community Centre. We are currently using two of the rooms within the building with our own toilets for children to use, and access to our large outside area.

Local Offer Updated - November 2023

1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?

Each child that attends Emmer Green Pre-school has two key persons, who build a relationship and observes the individual child identifying their needs, we monitor all children  and discuss at staff meetings any concerns. Families  are offered settling in sessions before they start. We offer an open door policy for Parents/Carers to come in to talk to any staff, we also offer open mornings when Parents /Carers can come in to talk to keyperson about their child's development. 

2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?

Prior to  starting at Emmer Green Pre-school parents/carers may book a visit and we then offer more visits where parents/carers can stay to help the child settle in. We also offer home visits to all our families, this is where the key person starts to build a relationship with the family and discuss any concerns. Parents  can talk to key persons at any session and we also have open mornings where parents can talk to their key person and get an update on their child's progress. When  you get offered a place at Emmer Green Pre-School we try to fit in visits for your child as this helps to settle them when they start.

3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?

We implement a very good record keeping system, in which observations of the children in the group and at home are used for each child, key persons also complete individual planning for children's next steps. These form together their learning journeys. These records are available for the parents to see and can be discussed at parents/carers open days in full with the key person, or at end of sessions. We use in the moment planning where the environment has different activities using different materials to interest all children.

4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?

We at Emmer Green Pre-School provide and support children with specific needs by using visual prompts, staff have done Makaton training ,use of their home language and adapting language where possible and work together with the child's family, all other professionals involved to achieved their aims. Staff plan and support children for targeted activities designed to help the child make progress in their area of need. 

5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?

We can provide support needed from other professionals eg.,Educational Psychology Service, Health Visitor, Speech and Language, etc. We regularly meet with the families to discuss any needs and progress of the individual child's outcomes and give help and support. Parents /Carers can talk to the supervisor and key persons at drop off or pick up. 

6: How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?

We assess individual childrens progress by using the Early Years outcomes, two year old progress checks, regular observations, IEP's and complete an individual learning journey. We review progress of children indentified with SEND, using IEP's 6/8 weeks depending on the individuals needs. We complete summaries for all children on a regular basis, and parents /carers are invited to our open mornings where we discuss any concerns and targets.

Each child is treated individually and encouraged to build their confidence,self esteem, relationships and gain independence.   

7: How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?

We try to provide any  resouces, activities, strategies  and any reasonable adjustments to ensure the inclusion of the individual child. We complete daily risk assesments for specific situations and children and health and safety of all children who attend Pre-School.

8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?

The Pre-School building is accessible for wheelchairs and we have disabled toilets, we try and provide for all children with disabilities.  

9: How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?

We offer home visits to all new children starting at our Pre-School. The purpose of a home visit is to help the child, their family and the key person to get to know more about each other in the home environment and to ensure that we maintain confidentiality.

We work in partnership with parent/carers as they are children's first and most enduring educators.

We work together with parents and practioners sharing information they have about the child and what support he/she needs. 

We work with the local Primary Schools, and in the Summer Term the Transition Officer and Supervisor attend the Primary Schools to bring back ideas and suggestions.

Parents are able to do extra visits before their child starts,we work with all families to help settle their child.

10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?

We are available to discuss any information with parents/carers on a daily basis, we provide open mornings for parents to come in to talk to their child's  keyperson to see their child's learning journey, the child's  achievements and next steps. We discuss any speech and language, monitoring  tool, IEP's and any other SEN concerns on a regular basis.


11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?

Please contact for any information the supervisor or administrator at Emmer Green Pre-School  on 01189-015506 or Email info@emmergreenpreschool.org.uk.

12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?

We have questionaires that we send out to all parents /carers who attend our Pre-School, forms available at pre-school and anonymous comments book.


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