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Grovelands Park Pre-School

Welcome to Grovelands Park Pre-School set in the village of Grove, Oxfordshire and situated next to the Library and Millbrook School. We reside in a modern building which provides children with wonderful facilities for playing and learning.   Our Mission Statement Grovelands Park pre-school is…

Welcome to Grovelands Park Pre-School set in the village of Grove, Oxfordshire and situated next to the Library and Millbrook School. We reside in a modern building which provides children with wonderful facilities for playing and learning.


Our Mission Statement

Grovelands Park pre-school is committed to offering children a safe and welcoming environment. Our professional staff nurture and support children as they play and develop.

We offer children the chance to explore their world through a play based approach, promoting independence and participation.

Grovelands Park Pre-school is committed to working in partnership with families and alongside other agencies to provide the best possible outcomes for every child.

Our Core Values

All children have a voice and have the right to be heard.
Families are our partners.
The pre-school does not belong to any one person. It is to be used for the benefit of the community.
We offer equal opportunities for every child.
We proudly follow the United Nations Convention for the Right of the Child (UNCRC).
We have a strong safeguarding ethos.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
We value our staff and their commitment.
Grovelands has a professional committed workforce.
We value our connection with the local primary schools.
Strong leadership.
The committee value the importance of continued professional development of all the staff.
We encourage our children to learn through play in a free flow setting.
Grovelands Park Pre-school is a community group with charitable status, owned by the parents of the children attending the pre-school and run by an elected committee. We are self-supporting and non-profit making. We are a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance and are registered with Ofsted who conduct regular inspections to ensure we meet the highest standards of education and care so that each child is cared for and given the individual attention they require.

Please contact Grovelands for a Placement Request Form.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Donna Priestley
Contact Position
Pre-School Manager
01235 798185

Where to go

Grovelands Park Pre-School
School Lane
OX12 7LB

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12.60 Per morning session
£8.40 Per afternoon session
£6.00 Lunch
28.05 Per day

We provide a wraparound service with Millbrook Primary School on Monday to Thursday, AM pick up and PM drop off, Friday's PM drop off only. We pick up at the end of the morning session and drop off for the afternoon session.  Please call for more details as these places are limited and fill up quickly.


Age Ranges
2 - 4 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Accessible parking also available

Special Needs

Has Provision
SEN Daycare Provision
Dependent on the individual child's needs, it may be possible to offer 1:1 care (Enabler Support)
Provider's SENCo has experience & undergone training to care for children with differing needs
SEN training updated on a regular basis
SENCo & staff have a broad skill basis and there are trained and experienced coordinators for additional needs
Special needs experience based on children who have previously attended our setting
Staff prepared to work with parents, carers and other professionals to provide a good level of care and development relevant to the child's needs
Whilst we do not have experience in all areas of need, we would contact different agencies and seek training in areas should the need arise
Experience with
Able to administer medication
Diabetes Type 1: blood glucose testing and injecting insulin
Diabetes Type 2: diet
Epipen Trained (severe allergy reaction)
Global Developmental Delay
Glue Ear
Speech, language and communication difficulties

Childcare Information

Funded Places

2 year old funding

3 & 4 year old funding (Universal - 15 Hours)

3 & 4 year old funding (Extended - 30 Hours)

Term time only or stretched over more than 38 weeks
Term Time
Offering split funding with other providers
Partnership settings
30 hour summary
We cannot offer the full 30 hours, due to our opening hours, though we will share with any provider the entitlement

Opening Times & Facilities

When is childcare available?
Part Time
Term Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 8:45am 11:45am
Monday 11:45am 12:45pm
Monday 1:00pm 3:00pm
Wednesday 11:45am 12:45pm
Wednesday 1:00pm 3:00pm
Thursday 11:45am 12:45pm
Thursday 1:00pm 3:00pm

0 - 1 steps into building
Accessible changing facilities
Accessible toilet
Arts and crafts
Dressing up
Educational Toys
Large Garden
Messy Play Area
Pet Fish
Quiet room/area
Visit & Outings
Water play

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Millbrook Primary School
We currently pick up from Millbrook Nursery at 11:30am on Monday to Thursday and provide a drop-off for afternoon children at 12:45pm on Monday to Friday

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
26/04/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
22/01/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
03/12/2015Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
14/04/2016Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
05/02/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
05/06/2018Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Last checked on 03/09/2018

Record managed by Oxfordshire Family Information Service

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