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Willows Pre-School (Wilton Grove)

Willows Pre-School Nursery Wimbledon is self contained within the Wilton Grove Tennis club.

Willows isĀ an inclusive pre-school for children aged 2-5, following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. We value love, care and understanding, because we want our children not only to be educated and healthy, but also to be happy. Willows helps your child develop the qualities and characteristics that go beyond academic success. Resilience, patience, wisdom and lateral thinking are the skills needed to successfully achieve a happy creative life.

Who to contact

020 8540 2388
Willows website
Parent Organisation


Willows Pre-School
28 Wilton Grove
SW19 3QX

Time / Date Details

When is it on
7.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.
Time of day

Other Details


Age Ranges
1-5 years

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Speech and language delay
Hearing impairment
Moderate Learning difficulties (MLD)
All childcare providers must comply with the SEND Code of Practice 2015, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Equality Act 2010 which states that they must not treat a disabled child less favourably and make reasonable adjustments to ensure they are not substantially disadvantaged. Additional information about support available at this setting may be provided under the section SEN Local Offer at the foot of this website page.

Childcare Information

Funded Places

3 & 4-year-olds
Extended entitlement for 3 and 4-year-olds
How are funded places delivered?
Over more than 38 weeks of the year (stretched)

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
03/11/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
28/01/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
14/05/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
16/09/2021Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
23/02/2022Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer


Willows follows these procedures

  • Induction procedures/format for gathering information about the child.
  • Observation schedules.
  • Staff arrangements for support.
  • Individual education plan/target-setting proforma.
  • Record of review meetings proforma.

 Following the SEN Code of Practice

  • To pay ‘due regard’ to the Code of Practice, staff working with children with an education health care plan (special educational needs) focus on the following:
    • Early identification
    • Early intervention
    • Inclusive education
    • Physical environment
    • Partnership with parents
    • Multi-agency collaboration.

Willows local offer to parents (Working in partnership with parents)

  • Parent workshops (within the workshops we implement the following below)
  • Music & movement
  • Drama- role play & re-enacting stories using the children and props.
  • Social interaction
  • Language groups in developing the children’s verbal communication
  • Play therapy
  • Creative thinking and creative play
  • Science- experimenting & exploring in different types of material’s they can use in making things.
  • Circuit training in enhancing physical skills, which includes also our sports day
  • The listening walk & shape walk
  • Coffee mornings
  • One-one conversations between parents & staff (key person) in accessing information on activities that can be carried out at home.

We have a Quality and Outcomes Team who work between our 3 settings to monitor the overall standards and effectiveness of the setting. They provide advice, support, monitoring and challenge to all three settings in order to promote self-evaluation and continuous improvement across all settings. We also have an Early Years Consultant, who supports Willows by conducting mock inspections and audits to ensure standards are maintained. We liaise with the local borough to have yearly Safeguarding audits. We have an annual risk assessment which takes into consideration all aspects of the setting including health and safety, safeguarding, HR and marketing and we use this to inform our plans for the year ahead.

Last updated: 14/03/2023
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