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Ewelme Village Preschool

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Opened in 1970, Ewelme Village Pre-School is located in the thatched reading room of Ewelme Village Hall, in a beautiful and historic part of Oxfordshire. Set among a 14th century church, almhouses and the oldest continually operating primary school in England, it is an idyllic…

Opened in 1970, Ewelme Village Pre-School is located in the thatched reading room of Ewelme Village Hall, in a beautiful and historic part of Oxfordshire. Set among a 14th century church, almhouses and the oldest continually operating primary school in England, it is an idyllic setting.

Ewelme Village Pre-School has been awarded Outstanding in our 2015 Ofsted inspection.  We offer a dedicated pre-school room that does not have to be packed away each day. This provides us with a unique, creative and stimulating space in which we are able to provide fun and exciting opportunities for children to learn through play.

We encourage children to develop independence, self-confidence and respect for others. In partnership with parents and carers we nurture every child’s learning and development, and support them to fulfil their individual potential.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kerry Gibbon
Contact Position
Preschool Manager
01491 835413

Where to go

Ewelme Village Preschool
Ewelme Village Hall
The Street
OX10 6HP

Current Ofsted Judgment




Requires Improvement

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.40 for 3+years Per hour
£5.70 for under 3's Per hour
Hourly rate dependant on age Lunch

Morning sessions are 09:15 - 12:15 Monday - Friday

Full day sessions are 09:15 - 14:45 Monday - Thursday 

Lunch clubs are available 12:15 - 13:15 Monday - Thursday

Ewelme Village Preschool accepts the Government’s Nursery Education Grant. This funds 15 hours per week of free early education for 3 and 4 year olds over 38 weeks per year. It begins at the start of the term following your child’s third birthday. It is for not less than 2.5 hours or more than 6 hours in one day. Each term you will be asked to sign a parental declaration stating how many government funded sessions you are claiming for at Ewelme Village Preschool. You will be asked to pay for any additional sessions with an invoice.


Age Ranges
From 2 years 6 months to 5 years

Additional Information

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

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Accessible parking 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
Able to assist with moving and handling
Disabilities affecting mobility
Speech, language and communication difficulties
This provider has experience of meeting the needs of disabled children.This provider is interested in caring for children with specific requirements/disabled children.This provider would be willing to offer care for an older child/young person who is developmentally much younger.

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

Opening Times & Facilities

When is childcare available?
Term Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Thursday 09:15 14:45
Friday 09:15 12:15

Other Availability
Nursery education funded places opening patterns/hours
3 hour sessions over 5 days
5.5 hour sessions over 4 days
Lunch provided by parent/carer

0 - 1 steps into building
Accessible changing facilities
Accessible toilet
Arts and crafts
Climbing Frame
Dressing up
Educational Toys
Messy Play Area
Pet Fish
Visit & Outings
Water play

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
27/05/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
07/01/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
26/01/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement

Last checked on 01/08/2021

Record managed by Oxfordshire Family Information Service

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