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Forced Closure

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 March. We will update the website with any further developments.

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 see our report on the right hand side of this page.

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.

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.

‘Children make good progress from their staring 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)


News and events

Christmas Lunch

November 21, 2016 by Administrator

All welcome to our Christmas lunch on Wednesday 30th November 12.30-2.30pm at Great Tey village hall. Turkey baps and vegetarian option available. We also have a raffle where you can win a £160 photography experience amongst other prizes! All proceeds will go to improving resources for the pre school children.

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Stay and Play Session

November 8, 2016 by Administrator

Tuesday November 15th 9.15- 10.30 am we are hosting a stay and play session for parents.  This is a chance for you to come in with your child, so they can show you their favourite toys and activities they enjoy at pre-school.

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Harvest

October 7, 2016 by Administrator

This Harvest we are collecting for the Colchester Food Bank. There is a box on our welcome table. Thanks in advance for any donations.

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AGM

October 7, 2016 by Administrator

Our AGM will be held on Wednesday 12th at 9.15am in the small hall. Please pop along to see what the pre-school does, and how the committee help with the pre-school. There will be coffee and tea served.

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Our fantastic new garden!

July 27, 2016 by Administrator

We have been working on on upgrading the garden. We are pleased to announce that it is finally finished! The children can benefit from all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage, including Literacy and Mathematics in our refurbished garden. Please click on ‘read more’ for photos.

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