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 ​​​​​The Team

Manager : Angie Owen CYPW 3, SENCO, RAO, FA, HSO, SO.                                 ​​

Deputy Manager : Amanda Hughes - CGPC, ENCO, FA.

Pre-school Assistant :

Holly Graham - CYPW 3, FA.                   ​

Denise Dock - NNEB.    

Donna Dobson - Pre-School Assistant.

Emily King -  Pre-School Assistant.

Claire McNamara - PP 2, SO.

Penny Humphreys - Pre-school Assistant.

Natalie Hearn Smith - NNEB.




Administrator : Tracy Baker - ENCO.


​​​​​CYPW 3 ​– Level 3 Diploma in Children & Young People's Workforce

CYPW 2 ​– Level 2 Children & Young People's Workforce

PP2 - Level 2 Preschool Practice

CGPC - Level 2 City & Guilds Practical Caring Skills 

NNEB - Nursery Nurse Examination Board

SENCO - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator ​

RAO - Risk Assessment officer

FA - First Aider

HSO​ -  Health and safety Officer

SO - Safeguarding Officer​

ENCO - Equality Named Co-Ordinator


Organisation structure and Pre-School Committee​ :

The Pre-School was estabished nearly 40 years ago and is a registered chairty,

Employed staff, led by the Pre-School manager who run the sessions and looks after the children and thier eduction.

​A committee of parents govern the Pre-School they help to organise fundraising, staff days, wages, new equipment/toys to name a few things, The Pre-School need your continous support and help with fundraising, attending events that are organsied throughout the year, so you as parents are very important to us. If you feel you would like to take an active role in your childs early eduction, Please contact the Pre-School. ​

The committee are appointed at the AGM each year,  Without the committee there is no Tolleshunt D'Arcy Pre-School.

Details of the current committee and the constitution can be requsted from the Pre-School.



The classroom​ was refurbished in 2013. Inside there are specialist areas including the bookcorner, home corner, messy play area, small world area and the literacy/numeracy area with brand new touch screen laptop, We offer a rolling snack bar throughout the morning allowing the children to have snack when they want to. The children help to prepare their own snack and pour their own drinks. The snack bar is not only a great social opportunity for the children but also an opportunity to try different foods sometimes from all over the world and learn about a healthy lifestyle. We also talk about the different colour, shape, taste and textures of the food that we are eating.

We have extensive equipment and resources.

Our fully enclosed garden is used all year round. We have a fantastic covered area, astro turf and a natural grass area for the children to play and explore in​.