The History of Tolleshunt D'Arcy Pre-school

Tolleshunt D'Arcy Playgroup was set up in 1976 in Tolleshunt D'Arcy village hall by a committee of local volunteers to provide a Pre-school experience for village children between the ages of 2 and 5; from there it has evolved and developed into its current form which aims to provide all the facilities of modern pre-school while retaining the essential aspects of a community run service. We serve the D'Arcy community and children also come to us from Tollesbury, Tolleshunt Knights, Tolleshunt Major, Goldhanger, Tiptree and beyond. We moved into a fantastic classroom within Tolleshunt D'Arcy Primary school in April 2014. We provide a friendly, secure, stimulating and fun environment for children from age 2 years and until the time they start school, and we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

Our Aims

Are to deliver a high standard of provision based on the needs and interests of each individual child in a safe and stimulating environment. We encourage children to learn to promote their own health and well being by providing them with an environment where they can explore and take risks in a controlled way with adult support.