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The Pre-school and Baby and toddler group is open as normal.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions we understand that some new prospective families may not want to come into the pre-school to have a look around, so we have made this video below. However if you would like to view the pre-school please do contact us and we would love to show you around!

We have created this video for you to see our set-up and get a feel for our setting. https://www.facebook.com/342092452982234/videos/1084866441928738

If you have any questions about the pre-school, or would like to enquire about spaces please contact us by using the form or email us at greatteypreschool@hotmail.com.

We have a new phone number! Please ensure you phone this number to contact us….07856574976.

Great Tey Pre-School welcomes all children aged from the age of two to school age. The pre-school has been running over 45 years. We were rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in March 2018. Please read our report here.

Great Tey Pre-School is 15 minutes drive from Stanway, and welcomes children from all surrounding areas. Our children go to schools in Great Tey, Marks Tey, Chappel, Stanway, Earls Colne and Fordham. We also run a baby and toddler group on a Wednesday morning, please click on the page on the left to find out all about it.

Our dedicated team of practitioners and parents work together to provide a secure and stimulating learning environment, we would love to have you and your child join us. Please find our SEND Offer here.

I honestly can’t rate this preschool highly enough. We noticed our son was very behind and had lots of ‘quirks’ the preschool noticed straight away and put things in place to help him. They work really hard with him especially his key person. They have also sent a referral to get him an assessment. They are always there to answer any of my questions. He is doing things I never imagined he would be able to do.’ (Parent of 3 year old)

Our role in your child’s development is something we are passionate about, our staff members have a wealth of knowledge and experience that they bring to the pre-school. Please read our Prospectus here.

‘We love the way our daughter can play with what she likes and can paint a lot and isn’t restricted on what she can and can’t do.’ (Parent of 2 year old)

‘Children make good progress from their starting points. Staff successfully involve parents in their children’s learning, and systems to share information are extremely effective.’ (Ofsted Report, March 2018)

The pre-school has a number of exciting events that we organise throughout the year for parents, carers and children to enjoy, including:

  • Christmas Fayre
  • Christmas Production
  • Sports Day
  • Children’s Christmas and End of Year Party
  • Annual Leavers Production

‘Staff have a secure knowledge of how children learn. They use this to provide an environment that ignites children’s imagination and problem solving skills. This is achieved through a well-planned, free-flow play environment.’ (Ofsted Report, 2015)

‘We really love the pre-school. The girls are so happy and settled and get on well with their key people. A is making excellent progress especially with her writing and loves learning. L goes in confidently and that in itself is nothing short of a miracle after the last year.’ (Parent of 2 children, 3 and 2 years old)


News and events

Reopening!

May 30, 2020 by Administrator

We will be reopening the pre-school for one session a week at the moment. When more children wish to return we will look at opening more sessions. If you wish to start with us in September, or have any questions about the pre-school please contact us by using the form or email us at greatteypreschool@hotmail.com.

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Forced Closure

March 19, 2020 by Administrator

I’m sure many of you will have seen the news where the government has announced mandatory school and childcare closures. This has been an anticipated announcement which we now know will close all school and childcare settings until further notice. The pre-school will be following this guidance, and will close after session on Friday 20th […]

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Looking forward to seeing you all!

September 3, 2019 by Administrator

The team is looking forward to seeing all the children and hearing about their holiday adventures! We start again on the 5th September. If you are interested in looking around the preschool and seeing what we do, please call on 07712967081 or email us at greatteypreschool@hotmail.com

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Good bye to our school leavers!

July 14, 2019 by Administrator

We would like to wish all the children leaving for school good luck in their transition to school. We hope everyone has a great summer holidays and we look forward to seeing all our other children afterwards and hearing all about their adventures throughout the summer.

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Easter Holidays

April 3, 2019 by Administrator

Great Tey Pre-School will be closed from the 8th April to the 22nd April. We hope you all have a fantastic Easter, any questions please email us on greatteypreschool@hotmail.com

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