Our Romford Pre-school 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.

We pride ourselves on our caring, experienced and highly qualified team of staff who will ensure that your child has the right support to foster their development and emotional wellbeing.


What do we do?

We are a 24-place (maximum per session) pre-school in the heart of Romford, for children aged 2 to 5 years. Our playroom has a calming, homely feel with space for exploration and access to our outdoor play area.


Where are we based?

You can find us on Rush Green Road, Romford – on a main route into the town centre. Our Romford branch also includes a gym and programmes for all the family. Ample parking is available on site and the area has good transport links.


When are we open?

We offer sessions from 8.30am – 3.00pm, Monday – Friday. Children can attend morning, afternoon or all day sessions. Morning (8.30am – 11.30am), afternoon (12.15 – 3.00pm) and optional lunchtime club (11.30am – 12.15pm).  Lunch can be provided (fee applies).

Since Freddie has been at Pre-school at the YMCA he has flourished. His communication and social skills have come on leaps and bounds.

Pre-school parent


All of our Early Years settings are Ofsted registered as either good or oustanding! 

You can view our latest report here.

Funding your childcare

  • 30 hours of funding is available for 3 & 4-year-olds (T&Cs apply).
  • All children are entitled to 15 hours of free Early Education Funding (for 3 & 4 year old’s) per week from the term after their third birthday, for 38 weeks of the year until compulsory school age.
  • Free funding for two-year-olds is available to some children (restrictions apply).

Click here to view a video guide on applying for funding.

Book now and receive your first pre-school session free!

Make the best choice for your child and get in touch with us today.

For more information, or to reserve a space, contact 01708 766211 or email qualitychildcare@ymcatg.org. Download a registration form here.