About Us

Who we are

Roman River Pre-School is an Ofsted registered and inspected, committee run pre-school based in the rural village of Fingringhoe, close to Colchester. Our Ofsted registration number is 402265.

We are based in the local village hall where we offer children an exceptional outdoor woodlands area as well as indoor activities and a ‘classroom’ for those children starting primary school in the next academic year.

Roman River Pre-School offers quality pre-school education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for children aged 2 – 5 years.

As a registered charity, we are governed by the regulation and requirements of the Charity Commission (registered charity number 1031056), and we are also members of the Early Years Alliance (EYA).

Our Aims

  • Enhance the development and early years education of all children, working in partnership with parents, other professionals and the local community.
  • Provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment as a foundation for children’s learning.
  • Work within a framework which ensures equality of opportunity for all children and their families.

Session times & prices

Early drop off
Morning session
lunch club
12.00-12:30 (packed lunch required)
Afternoon session
  • Sessions £16.50 (includes consumables charge)
  • Early drop off and lunch £2.75
  • Consumables charge for funded sessions £0.50 per day


12651026_1077928285583258_2522848193956948054_nThe pre-school comprises of two rooms as well as a large outdoor woodlands area.

In the main room, daily changing activities and areas are offered, including play dough, home corner, reading corner, fancy dress, messy/water play, crafts and many more.

12417627_1077928245583262_5467460456520150804_nAdditionally, we have a ‘classroom’ which aims to prepare our older children for their primary school start by introducing them to more focused activities and developing necessary skills, like changing into their PE kit.

10355748_915427301833358_5359859524048238421_nOur outdoors area features equipment like slides, climbing frames, planters, benches, sand pit and more, and the children have access to balance bikes, trikes and further outdoor toys.


Roman River Pre-School is a committee run pre-school which enables parents to become involved in shaping the pre-school’s future. The committee exists of parents present and past along with our manager and makes decision relating to all aspects of pre-school life.

Additionally, the committee also organises fundraising events, like out popular Halloween disco, summer and Christmas fetes and more. All the money raised is invested in equipment for the pre-school and has over the last few years enabled us to develop our amazing woodlands area with the addition of wooden play equipment, chalkboards, planters, reading corner, etc.

In order to continue to grow the pre-school and see it move from strength to strength, the committee are always looking for more members to bring fresh ideas to the table and share the work (the more members, the less work for each!) so if you would like to join the pre-school committee, please speak to our manager Jo.

Our Team

Our pre-school has a great team of experienced early years educators. Please click on each name to learn more about the team.