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YMCA Thames Gateway Romford Preschool

Our pre-school offers both half and full day sessions for children aged 2-5 years.  It provides a happy, secure and stimulating environment in which a child’s personality and confidence can develop in preparation for school. It is designed to meet the needs of young children and is equipped with a large bright playroom and a variety of age appropriate toys.


Children can spend a whole day with us, or a morning session runs from 8.30am – 11:30am and an afternoon session is between 12pm-3pm. Those arriving for the afternoon session can also have lunch on arrival.


  • We are open five days a week at our main site in Rush Green Road
  • We provide a maximum of 24 places per session
  • All children are entitled to 15 hours of free early education funding (for 3 and 4 year olds) per week from the term prior to their third birthday, for 38 weeks of the year until they reach compulsory school age
  • 30 hours of funding is available for 3 and 4 year olds (T&Cs apply)
  • Free for two funding is available to some children.  Restrictions apply.


To find out more, email or call 01708 766211 to reserve a space

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jane Allwright
Contact Position
Pre-School Manager
01708 766211 x277 or x244

Where to go

Rush Green Road

Time / Date Details

When is it on

Open Monday-Friday 09:00 to 12:00

Closed Bank Holidays/Half Term

Open 38 weeks per year

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
14.60 per session
73.00 per week

Childcare Information

Funded Places

3/4 year olds - 15 hour Universal Offer
2 year olds - 15 Hour Offer


Ofsted URN
Latest Ofsted Report
Latest Ofsted Report
Inspection DateRatingPublication Date
13/07/2023 17/10/2023
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Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
0-5 years
SEN Provision Type
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