About Us

St Andrew’s Pre-school was established in 1968 and over the years has grown into a successful, Ofsted Outstanding rated Pre-school (click here to read our latest Ofsted report). We believe our role in the community is to be the first contact parents have with the educational ladder. To carry this out effectively we have a team of very experienced staff, who have access to support and the latest developments in childcare through our membership of the Pre-school Learning Alliance. We also rely on the involvement of our families to help us continue developing, whether this is through our parent led Committee, involvement at Pre-school or informal contact.

St Andrew’s Pre-School is a charity formed as an alliance between parents and staff based in St Andrew’s Church Hall in Caversham Heights. We have a Committee of voluntary Trustees to support the operational management of Pre-school and assist our valuable staff.

If you would like more information about St Andrew’s Church, rather than the Pre-school, please go to http://www.standrewscaversham.org/

Our Team

Hilary Coome

Manager

NNEB Certificate
SENCo
Safeguarding Certificate (2016)
Designated Persons (Safeguarding)
Paediatric First Aid (2015)
RBC – Lead Practitioner
Communications Ambassador

Maria Hatton

Deputy Manager

NVQ Level 3 Qualified
Assistant SENCo
Safeguarding Certificate (2016)
Designated Persons (Safeguarding)
Paediatric First Aid (2015)
RBC – Behaviour Ambassador

Amanda Chenery

Deputy Manager

NNEB Certificate
SENCo
Safeguarding Certificate (2015)
Paediatric First Aid (2016)

Katherine Linthwaite

Key Person

Early Years Educator NVQ level 3
6 credits at level 3 Childminding
Paediatric First Aid (2017)
Safeguarding Certificate (2016)

Jo-Anne Stobbart

Key Person

NVQ Level 3 Qualified
Paediatric First Aid (2017)
Safeguarding Certificate (2016)

Katarzyna Ouadahi

Key Person

Early Years Educator NVQ level 3
Playworker NVQ level 2, CYPW NVQ level 2
Paediatric First Aid (2017)
Safeguarding certificate (2017)

Tracy Donaldson

Administrator

Safeguarding Certificate (2016)

Emma Davies

Assistant

Qualified Teacher (QTS)
6 credits at level 3 Childminding
Safeguarding Certificate (2016)
Paediatric First Aid (2015)

Caro Brunner

Assistant

Safeguarding Certificate (2016)

Our Committee

Staff run the Pre-school with the support of a management committee drawn from and elected by the parents at the Annual General Meeting, which is held each May.

Sarah Adlard

Chair

Jo Wicks

Co-Chair

Jennie Aspin

HR & Personnel

Becs Leach

Secretary

Anita Purser

Treasurer

Nicola Crompton

Co-Treasurer

Jenny Salisbury

Events Co-ordinator

Claire Smith

General (CIO/Legal/Personnel)

Sarah Challis

Support

Karen Roach

Parent Help Rota
(Friend of Committee)

Hannah Smith

Newsletter
(Friend of Committee)

Man Chun Tse

Website
(Friend of Committee)

Thank you

to the following sponsors for supporting the pre-school