About us

Our aim, as a pre-school, is to provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment where learning is fun. We have an ethos of inclusion, valuing everyone’s contributions and giving every child an opportunity to reach their full potential. Parents are valued by us as equal partners in their child’s education.

Tisbury Pre-school was first set up in 1966 in the Zion Hill Church. June Smart, Barbara Oliver and Sheila Tucker realised Tisbury needed a childcare facility for village children and their parents. Since then, it has moved a couple of times and grown in number. Ultimately, the pre-school has gone from strength to strength. In 2016 Wiltshire Council built the Nadder Centre and turned it into a fantastic community resource with a purpose-built pre-school. We moved in and have continued to
grow from there.

We continually work on improving our pre-school by adding extra resources and introducing exciting new activities. The children’s happiness is at the heart of everything we do. We practise a person-centred approach to their early years of education and care.

Our committee

As a registered charity, Tisbury Pre-school is staffed by childcare professionals who are fully employed. But, behind the scenes, we have our volunteer-run committee of trustees, who ensure the pre-school runs to its maximum potential. They support the manager, deputy manager, childcare workers and administrator to concentrate fully on the children’s needs.


Recruiting Now!

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, experienced NVQ Level 3 qualified play assistant to join our lovely team at Tisbury Pre-school. The post is for 30 hours a week, term time only.

Ideally, you’ll have experience of working with children, be enthusiastic and able to work on your own initiative. You’ll need an Enhanced DBS or be willing to apply for one.

We offer a great working environment, lovely team and ongoing support and training. If you’d like to visit us and see what we do, we’d love to meet you!

Meet the staff

Amanda Burford – Manager/ Play Leader

Lisa Dunville – Deputy Manager

Anne Wilkins – Administrator

Anne Folliss – Bank Staff

Joanne Hamilton – 1:1 support

Tanya Mullins – Cleaner

Our committee members

Committee Officers

  • Sarah Nicholls – Chairperson
  • Connie Sapsford - Secretary
  • Rebecca Murray - Treasurer

Parent & Other Committee Members

  • Paula Balogun
  • Maggie Lenaghan
  • Jo Hamilton
  • Emma Snook


See what our parents and children have to say!