Preston Community
Preschool and Toddlers

Old Torquay Road
Paignton, Devon TQ3 2RB

Tel: 01803 520712




Susan Gibbons BA EYPS

Deputy Manager &
Toddlers Leader

Terena Cottell BA EYPS


Reg Charity No 1156079

See our latest
Outstanding Ofsted report


Outstanding Ofsted report 2011




We are a Makaton Setting

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Welcome to Preston Community Preschool and Toddlers.  We hope the information you find on our website will tell you all you need to know about us, how we operate, and will help you in making the decision to let your child join us.

Our preschool received an Outstanding Ofsted in 2011 and takes children from 2 years until they start school at 5 years old and is a registered charity. It is managed by Susan Gibbons, Manager, Terena Cottell, Deputy Manager with the support of a voluntary committee.

When possible we exceed the ratio of adults to children that is stipulated by Ofsted and the EYFS framework.  We also encourage volunteer parent helpers where possible to complement these ratios.  This helps us to; give time and attention to each child, talk with the children about their interests and activities, help children to experience and benefit from the activities we provide and allow the children time to explore and be adventurous in a safe environment.

Our Aims

  • To enhance the development and education of preschool children in a safe, secure and stimulating environment;
  • To ensure all children regardless of gender, race, religion or ability are given the opportunity to experience a challenging and enjoyable programme of learning and development; 
  • To work within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and to help your child achieve the Government’s five Every Child Matters outcomes.  However here at Preston Community Preschool our emphasis will always be learning through play;
  • To demonstrate Christian values and be active members of the local community, by creating a positive atmosphere that encourages children’s learning and promotes family life.


We are a church preschool and as such, we have close links with other groups and events in the church.  We aim to create a Christian ethos and give priority to Christian teaching where relevant within the curriculum.  Although not all staff are churchgoers, all are sympathetic to the Christian ethos.


Our Latest Ofsted Inspection

Ofsted  came to inspect us early December 2016,  we are very proud to have received an OUTSTANDING report from Ofsted for the second time!



Upcoming Dates

Christmas Holiday 18 Dec 17 to 1 Jan 18
February Half Term 12 Feb 18 to 16 Feb 18
Non Pupil day 29 Mar 18
Easter Holiday 30 Mar 18 to 13 Apr 18
Good Friday 30 Mar 18
May Bank Holiday 7 May 18
May Holiday 28 May 18 to 1 Jun 18
End of Summer term 17 Jul 18

Preschool Opening Hours

(Term Time Only)

Every weekday

8.00am – 4.00pm


Session Times

8.00am -8.30am Extra Early Birds

8.30-9am Early Birds

9am-12Noon Morning Session

12pm-3pm Afternoon Session

3.00-3.30pm or 4.00pm Late Club


Session Costs

£3.70 per hour

(£3.80 from 01/01/2018)

£11.10 per 3 hour session. (£11.40 from 01/01/2018)

Toddlers (0 to 3yr)

Every Wednesday

9.30am - 11.30am
£1.50 per family per session