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


NNEB Certificate
Safeguarding Certificate (2018)
Designated Persons (Safeguarding) (May 2018)
Paediatric First Aid (2018)
RBC – Lead Practitioner
Communications Ambassador

Amanda Chenery

Deputy Manager

NNEB Certificate
Safeguarding Certificate (2018)
Designated Persons (Safeguarding) (Oct 2018)
Paediatric First Aid (May 2019)

Jo-Anne Stobbart

Key Person

NVQ Level 3 Qualified
Paediatric First Aid (2017)
Safeguarding Certificate (2018)

Katarzyna Ouadahi

Key Person

Early Years Educator NVQ level 3
Playworker NVQ level 2, CYPW NVQ level 2
Paediatric First Aid (2017)
Safeguarding certificate (2018)

Caro Brunner

Key Person

Safeguarding Certificate (2018)
Early Years Educator NVQ Level 3
Paediatric First Aid (Oct 2018)

Emma Davies

Bank Staff

Qualified Teacher (QTS)
6 credits at level 3 Childminding
Safeguarding Certificate (2018)
Paediatric First Aid (2018)

Emma Dawes

Key Person
Safeguarding Certificate January 2020


Sarah Chambers

Key Person
Registered Paediatric Nurse B NURS (Hons)
Safeguarding Certificate January 2020

Tracy Donaldson


Safeguarding Certificate (2018)

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.

Kayleigh Gilkerson


Sarah Challis


Angela Szantai


Amy Fletcher


Heather Marshall


Juliet Hasell


Sarah Magor

Fundraising Co-ordinator & Newsletter

Luce Antoine Debiais

Parent Help Rota
(Friend of Committee)

Alexandra Brown

(Friend of Committee)

Thank you

to the following sponsors for supporting the pre-school