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Contact details

Tel: 07511 098 720

Email: chieveleypreschool@gmail.com


Chieveley Early Years Centre

School Road, Chieveley
West Berkshire
RG20 8TY

Charity Number: 1048094

Help us to Raise Funds for the Preschool

Visit our fundrasing site

www.easyfundraising.org.uk  search Chieveley Pre School, Thatcham

Just Text Giving tel: 70070 enter CPSC22 £3

Parent Committee

Chair - Lucy Lubbe

Treasurer - Leah McGrath

Secretary - Jo Byrne

PR Advertising - Jo Ellis

Members -  Tricia Johnson, Su Macdonald, Sarah Cairns, Vanessa Bell


Manager - Sarah

Deputy - Sam

Senior Pre-School Assistant - Catherine

Preschool Assistants -  Gina, Deborah

Relief Staff/Cover - Lydia, Jo

Administrator & Admissions - Lucy

Chieveley PreSchool Staff

Our Awards

Green Trees Bronze Award

Gold for Smiling for Life Nutrition

Sunsafe Award


Chieveley PreSchool 

Grant funding (15 hours per week) available from the term after child's 3rd birthday, or for more details on an application for 2 year old funding see www.westberks.gov.uk/fe2

Policies and other Useful Documents

Facebook page - for parent/carer only

TERM DATES 2017-2018

Privacy Notice - West Berks Council


Policies and Procedures (May 2017)

Code of Conduct - for staff, parents, visitors

SunSafe Fact Sheet 2014

Forthcoming Dates 2018

9th Feb - 18th Feb - SPRING HALF TERM

19th Feb - open for term 4

8th Mar - Parent Committee AGM  - all welcome

30th Mar - 16th April - EASTER HOLIDAYS

17th April - open for term 5

23rd April - Bags 2 School Charity Clothes Collection


25th May - 3rd June - SUMMER HALF TERM

4th June - open for term 6

19th July - last day of term




Chieveley Pre-School


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Chieveley Pre-School is for children aged 2½* to 5 years old. We are a friendly, parent run and charity based pre-school in the village of Chieveley, West Berkshire.
*we will take children from 2 years old subject to ratios, please enquire


  • Based in the light and airy purpose built Early Years Centre at Chieveley Primary School with own outdoor space and access to school playing fields 
  • Wide range of stimulating and inspiring resources and play equipment
  • Teaching sessions

  • Experienced, qualified and enthusiatic staff, managed by Sarah
  • Small session sizes ensuring individual care and attention
  • Free flow for playtime - children can chose and move between activities freely
  • Sessions eligible for grant funding or split with other providers
  • Smoother transition to primary schools - we have good links to a number of schools in the area not just Chieveley Primary
  • Varied activities including waterplay, creative time, music and sports sessions and much more! Yogabellies, Boogie Mites
  • Option to use childcare vouchers for fee payment
  • Good links with childminders and nurseries in the local area for wrap around care
  • Our Aims

    • Provide high quality care and education for children from the age of 2 to 5 years
    • Work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop
    • Add to the life and well-being of the local community
    • Offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity

    And most importantly, we encourage children to learn through play!

    Weekday sessions (term time only)


    Early Start (£2.38)

    Late Finish (£2.38)

     Morning session 

    (£11.88 + 35p snack)


    Lunch Club


    Afternoon session

    (£14.25 + 35p snack)


     08:45 - 09:15

     14:45 - 15:15

      09.15 - 11.45


    11:45 - 2:45pm


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     14:45 - 15:15

      09.15 - 11.45 


      11.45am - 2.45pm   


     08:45 - 09:15

     14:45 - 15:15

      09.15 - 11.45 

     11:45-13:00   11.45am - 2.45pm

     08:45 - 09:15

     14:45 - 15:15

      09.15 - 11.45 

     11:45-13:00   11.45am - 2.45pm
     Friday  closed




    Lunch is held at 12pm for children staying for the afternoon session. Lunches are packed lunchboxes brought in by the children. A snack is served cafe style from 10am, provided by the pre-school for a nominal charge.

    If you would like to find out more or come in and visit please complete an Application to Visit form and email it to chieveleypreschool@gmail.com or call on 07511 098 720.


    We have a team of talented members of staff who run the pre-school sessions for the children.

    Sarah  is Manager with over 14 years childcare experience in a variety of settings; nurseries, as a nanny and as a childminder. She brings a fresh approach to the preschool and has an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and hands on experience as a mum of 3!

    Gina has been working as a Preschool Assistant on a part-time basis at the pre-school for several years. As a key worker for a number of children she has managed to develop and encourage even the most reticent children at the pre-school. She is has recently completed her CYPWD Level 3 qualification.

    Sam is our Deputy Manager and has 10 years experience of working within a preschool setting. She is level 3 qualified and is the Pre-School SENCO, in addition she manages the Every Child a Talker programme. Sam brings new ideas and an enthusiastic approach to Pre-School.

    Deborah has been an inclusion support assistant since mid 2014 and is now a Pre-school Assistant. Her calm and gentle approach encourages even the quietest children to gain confidence. She is Level 2 qualified.

    Catherine is the latest member to join our team, as a Pre-School Assistant. Catherine is a mum of two and has many years of experience within childcare, including as a self employed childminder and Nursery Assistant. She has a passion for the arts and crafts and enjoys sharing her creativity with the children. Catherine is CYPW (Children Young People's Workforce) Level 3 qualified.