Collaton St Mary

Parish Rooms
Blagdon Road
Collaton St Mary
Devon TQ3 3YA

Tel 01803 668810


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All sessions are charged
at £4.30 per hour
(from Sept 2018), unless covered by funding

We Accept Payment with
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Government help with childcare costs

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Opening Times

Monday to Friday
Term times only

Early start
8.30am to 9.00am

Morning session
9.00am to 12 noon

Lunch club
12 noon to 12.30pm

Afternoon session
12.30pm to 3.00pm

Late session
3.00pm to 3.45pm

Toddler Group

Our Toddler Group is not operating at present but we hope to have it open again soon.

Holiday Dates

Summer Term 2018

Begins Mon 16 April

Bank Holiday Mon 7 May

Half Term
Mon 28 May to Mon 4 June

Term Ends
Fri 20 July



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‘The quality of adult-child interaction for all children was stunning.’

Torbay Early Years Team Nov 2012

Our Pre-School is based in the Parish Rooms building of the village of Collaton St Mary, set in a lovely semi-rural area on the outskirts of Paignton, Devon. The Pre-School is run by a team of experienced, well-trained and dedicated staff, all checked by the Criminal Records Bureau.

The Pre-School is registered and inspected by OFSTED, we work closely with the Torbay Early Years Advisory Group, and we are also members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

Established in 1989 as Collaton St Mary Community Playgroup, we changed in April 2016 to operate as Collaton St Mary Pre-School CIO. The Pre-School has gradually increased in size to accommodate the growing demand for quality childcare in the surrounding area. We operate from two ground-floor rooms with access to a safe outside play area. Sessional and full day care is available for up to thirty children, from the age of two years until they leave for school. Parents are always welcome in the Pre-School, particularly during the initial stages of their child’s time with us.

The Pre-School is managed by an elected committee of parents and close associates who provide all round support to the staff.


playing with the waterWe aim through play to offer each child the opportunity to expand their experiences of the world by following the guidelines of the Early Years Foundation Stage, broadening their horizons and ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary skills to cope with moving on to school.

Pre-School Entry

It is our intention to make our pre-school genuinely accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community. We maintain a waiting list for entry and your child’s name can be added by application to the Supervisor.

The majority of our children transfer to Collaton St Mary Primary School, but we also feed to other schools in the Torbay area. All these schools have their own, separate, admissions policies.