Downton Pre-SchoolOfsted Good Provider

Downton Community Pre-School
Growing and Learning Through Play


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Telephone: 01725 511178
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Opening hours

We are now open from 08.00am-5.30pm Monday to Friday! Please feel free to come and have a look around our lovely new building. We still have spaces available and would love to welcome your child into our Downton Community Pre School family, call us on 01725 511178.


Downton Community Pre-School

Established in 1980, Downton Community Pre-School is a thriving group catering for pre-school children in Downton, Wiltshire.

We strive to offer a caring, safe and stimulating environment in which your child may grow and learn through play. The Pre-School is a non-profit making charity run by a parent management committee whose aim is to be responsive to the needs of our local community. See our aims.

Our staff are trained, experienced and committed to supporting, encouraging and inspiring all the children in our care so, if you think they’ll like... cutting, sticking,chatting, painting, printing, dressing up, model making, building, counting, singing, running, dancing, drawing, looking at books, climbing, throwing, catching, clapping, laughing, playing and making friends then come and see us soon!

Ofsted Early Years Inspection Report 2018

We are very pleased that our latest Ofsted inspection has given us a rating of Good.

The inspector made lots of very positive observations about preschool: the staff, the children's outcomes, their happiness and evident enjoyment of preschool. We are delighted that the preschool has received this recognition, which we feel is well deserved. We will continue to work hard to keep the standards high at preschool and build on this achievement. 

"Children are extremely settled and motivated to learn and enjoy the stimulating play environment on offer"

"They learn to problem solve and gain good levels of independence"

"Children have positive attitudes, demonstrate confidence and work together well"

"All children develop good key skills they need for the next stage in their learning"

"Strong collaborative partnerships with parents who comment positively about their children's experiences"
"Links with other providers and schools are good to ensure strong outcomes for the children"
"Children with SEN benefit from good specific teaching strategies to  help them make progress"

Ofsted Early Years Inspection Report January 2018

What our parents say about us:

"I like the way my child gets to mix and socialise with local children"

"Brilliant transition into school- Good links with the school and village"

"Great team with a wonderful atmosphere at the pre-school"

"Kind staff"
"I love that my child always seems so happy after a session at pre-school"
"Friendly environment with social interaction between children and adults" 
"Interaction between staff and children is great"
"The friendliness of staff"
"I love reading my child's learning journey"
"100% perfect, I find out everything I need to know about my child's progress"
"I love the little personal touches that they do - Christmas cards, Mother's and Father's day cards - it always brings a smile to my face"

All About Us

All About Downton Pre-School

The Pre-School is a non-profit making charity run by a parent management committee which aims to be responsive to the needs of our local community.


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A Typical Day

A wide range of activities and resources to help the children learn and develop.


The key aim of our preschool is that all children are supported in developing...

Meet The Staff

Our staff are made up of one pre-school leader and three permanent staff.

Image Gallery

Here you can view a selection of images from a typical day at pre-school.