Nursery & Pre-School 

15 & 30 Hour Funded Places Available

Full details on how to apply can be found on the Fees & Funding page.

About Us

Owners, Mark & Leanne Jones from Just4Fun Entertainment, initially setup a popular weekly baby/toddler playgroup called DiscoTots on Canvey Island. The playgroup was open every Tuesday (term time) since 2013 and had over 500 registered members.


We was offered the opportunity to hire the hall adjacent to the Canvey Skills Campus from Monday to Friday during school term times and that's where the Discovery Pre-School project started. We opened our doors at the Canvey Pre-School on 6th March 2017. Although this was a brand new pre-school, our team had over 15 years experience, all having worked in a pre-school/school environment for many years.


Our amazing journey has taken us to our own premises at 27 Vikings Way .

Our dedicated Team

mark jones

Managing Director  Nursery/Pre-School Manager

Paediatric First Aider

leanne jones

Nursery & Pre-School Administration

Paediatric First Aider

Sue oliver

Deputy Manager


Safeguarding Lead

Paediatric First Aider

Shelley Williams

Senior Practitioner

Paediatric First Aider

Maggie Brock

Senior Practitioner

Paediatric First Aider

Keeley Wright


Paediatric First Aider


Samantha oldfield

Level 6 Senior Practitioner

Specialist SENCo Support

Paediatric First Aider

Paige cole

Senior Practitioner

Paediatric First Aider


Senior Practitioner

(starting with two sessions per week)

Annmarie Dennis

Senior Practitioner

Paediatric First Aider

(Bank Staff)

Our Aim

At Discovery we always aim to:

  • Provide a caring, safe and stimulating environment in which children learn through play;
  • Provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age;
  • Encourage participation in a group which values everyone, whatever their sex, age, race, religion, culture, means, background or disabilities;
  • Maintain an outstanding setting dedicated to fostering children’s self-esteem, confidence, and independence in preparation for the transition to school.


We aim to ensure each child:

  • Is in a safe and stimulating environment;
  • Is given generous care and attention, because of our ratio of qualified staff to children;
  • Has a personal key person who makes sure each child makes satisfying progress;
  • Has the chance to share and work co-operatively with other children and adults to live, play, and learn together;
  • Is helped to take forward her/his learning and development by being helped to build on what she/he already knows and can do through play;
  • To learn to respect each other’s feelings and form enjoyable relationships;
  • Is in a setting that sees parents as partners in helping each child to learn and develop.

Our facilities

  • Large spacious open plan air conditioned classroom.
  • Healthy, safe and stimulating environment.
  • Low level partitioned off interior spaces for specific activity zones.
  • Free flow outdoor play area: safe and appropriate for their respective age levels and allowing for an outdoor classroom experience with large motor activities.
  • Large under cover outdoor classroom for use all year round.
  • Comfortable and efficient work and storage areas for our staff.
  • Accessible and functional administrative spaces.
  • Safety for your child...premise risk assessed and doors supervised.
  • Large car park right outside for safe, secure and convenient drop off and collection.
  • Internal/external CCTV.

Experience our amazing little world through our virtual tour

We're here for you:

Tel: 01268 511000

You can use our contact form below to register your interest with us.




Discovery Nursery/Pre-School Canvey Is

27 Vikings Way

Canvey Island



30 hours funding - we are pleased to offer 30 hours funded places to eligible children. More details can be found on our fees & funding page.

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