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Abbey Pre-School

A preschool based at Abbey Children's Centre. The preschool caters for 2-year-old children receiving free (funded) early education places. Children take up their places from the school term after their second birthday. A limited number of paid for places are also available.

Who to contact

0208 274 5342
Merton Abbey website
Parent Organisation


Abbey Pre School
Merton Abbey Primary School
High Path
South Wimbledon
SW19 2JY

Time / Date Details

When is it on
9.00am to 12noon 5 days a week
Time of day
Session Information
Monday to Friday Term Time only

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£90 Per week


Age Ranges
2 year olds

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Speech and language delay
Medical needs
Hearing impairment
Global developmental delay
Physical disabilities
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
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 Local Offer at the foot of this website page.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Date updated

Funded Places

How are funded places delivered?
Over 38 weeks of the year (school term time)

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
08/03/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
06/07/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
02/03/2023Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer


We have a SENCO who has undertaken a wide range of training to enable them to work in partnership with parents and professionals and put strategies in place to ensure children with SEN have positive outcomes whilst in our setting. 

We also provide a range of training courses for staff within our setting, to support their skills to meet the needs of children with SEN, which has included:-

  • Supporting children’s language and communication
  • Supporting children’s behaviour
  • Supporting children with social communication difficulties
  • Supporting children with ASD

Our staff use a range of different strategies to meet children’s individual special educational needs which includes:-

  • Small group work to encourage children’s listening and understanding using visual props
  • Small group work to support children’s developing vocabulary/speech
  • Small group work to support children’s interactions with their peers and encourage turn taking
  • Small group work to support children’s joint attention
  • Individualised support for short periods during the session to work on targets set by occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists
  • Use of visual timetables, visual props, objects of reference and sings to support children’s understanding of the routines, what will happen next, and encourage children to make a choice

Our environment is purpose built and we have wheelchair access and accessible toilets and nappy changing areas.

Last updated: 02/02/2024
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