Downton Pre-SchoolOfsted Good Provider

Downton Community Pre-School
Growing and Learning Through Play



Pre-school Bank staff opportunity

on Tuesday, 18 September 2018. Posted in General


Downton Community Pre-school requires a Pre-school Assistant from February 2019 to carry out all duties involved at an early years setting. Downton Community Pre-school is a community based pre-school providing a welcoming and happy environment for children aged between 2-5 years based within the village of Downton. Pre-school is open term time: Monday-Friday 08.00-17.30 (working day is 07.45-18.00).Bank staff are required by preschool to cover for or supplement our permanent or part time staff. Typically we need bank staff to cover for sickness, absence and periods of temporary fluctuation in our child numbers.


We are in offically open in our new home!

on Thursday, 13 September 2018. Posted in General

We officially opened on Friday 9th November and we could not be prouder of our new premises. We still have spaces for January if you would like to come and have a look around please give us a call 01725 711178.




Term Dates 2018 - 2019

on Sunday, 05 August 2018. Posted in General

Sunflower Appeal

on Tuesday, 05 June 2018. Posted in Fundraising, General

We are delighted that our Sunflower Appeal has reached our initial target of £15,000 to kit out the new pre-school building at the Memorial Hall.

We are extremely fortunate to have recently received a donation of £3,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation and £2,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Thanks to the support of the ladies of Downton and our fantastic committee, our recent Frock Swap also raised £400.45, bringing our total to £15,222.98!



Tesco Bags of Help

on Thursday, 22 March 2018. Posted in Fundraising, General

Downton Community Pre-school is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Downton Pre-school is one of the groups on the shortlist for the Salisbury area.

Co-op Local Community Fund

on Thursday, 23 November 2017. Posted in Fundraising, General

We have been given an amazing opportunity by the Co-op Local Community Fund for the third time!

We are extremely lucky to have been chosen as a local cause again.

The second round of fundraising has just finished and we are delighted to announce that the Co-op Local Community Fund has raised £3843.58 for the pre-school! This is a very welcome bonus to our current fundraising efforts. All the money will go towards kitting out the new pre-school building. We are really grateful to the Co-op for this donation and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported us.

The Co-op membership scheme allows you to support local causes. Every time a member chooses to buy a Co-op branded product or use their services and swipes their members card at the till, 1% of what they spend goes to their chosen charity.

Easy Fundraising

on Thursday, 13 October 2016. Posted in Fundraising, General

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Downton Community Pre-school?

There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, the trainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!