About us

We welcome new prospective families to view our pre-school and take a look around, if you would like to please do contact us and we would love to show you around!

We have also 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

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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