Important notice - COVID-19

Important COVID-19 announcement. From Monday 23 March, our Preschool will be open for emergency childcare only to our registered children where their parent/carer is a Keyworker under guidelines identified by the Government. Call 01375 485868 if you have any questions. Please follow social distancing advice and take care of yourselves. 


Need a Preschool place from September 2020? Our Community Childcare Preschool is open to all children aged 2 to 4 years, providing good quality, 'home from home' childcare that is located in the grounds of Thurrock Adult Community College - you don't have to be a parent/carer on a course at the college to book your child a place.

The Preschool is rated 'Good' by Ofsted with activities carefully planned to provide learning through play around a child's individual interests and abilities to ensure they have fun whilst learning in a safe and stimulating environment including a well-equipped outdoor garden play area. Dedicated, friendly staff speak multiple languages and work in partnership with parents to ensure your child's developmental and social needs are met.

Term-time sessions available

Morning 9am to 12noon
Afternoon 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Lunch Club 12noon to 12.30pm
Full day 9am to 3.30pm

How do I register my child?

Visit the Preschool during term-time and ask to speak to the Childcare Supervisor. Complete a registration form and pay the £15 fee.

What are the fees?

Community Childcare provide funded nursery places, dependent on benefits as well as privately paid places (see fees below).
All parents can claim 15 hours per week and eligible working parents of 3 and 4 year olds can claim up to 30 hours per week. Apply for  funding at

Registration £15 per child
Age 2 - 3 years £18.00 per 3 hour session
Age 3 - 4 years £17.00 per 3 hour session
Lunch session £3.50 per session (lunch not provided)

If you are attending certain courses at Thurrock Adult Community College and on a low income or income-related benefits, you may be entitled to receive funding from their Learner Support Fund for tuition fees and other related costs, including childcare fess and travel. For more details, please select 'Financial Support for Learners' in the Useful Links section above or call Thurrock Adult Community College's Student Services team on 01375 372476.


Preschool contact details:
Telephone 01375 485868