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 (Nov 2021)
Designated Persons (Safeguarding) (Feb 2022)
Paediatric First Aid (Jan 2022)
Train the Trainer (Mar 2022)

Communications Ambassador

Emma Dawes

Deputy Manager
Safeguarding Certificate (Nov 2021)
Paediatric First Aid (Jan 2020)
Designated Person for Safeguarding (Nov 2020)
Train the Trainer (Mar 2022)


Amanda Chenery

Key Person

NNEB Certificate
SENCo (Mar 2016)
Safeguarding Certificate (Nov 2021)
Designated Persons (Safeguarding) (July 2020)
Paediatric First Aid (May 2019)

Jo-Anne Stobbart

Key Person

Level 3 – Diploma for the children and young people’s workforce
Paediatric First Aid (Sept 2020)
Safeguarding Certificate (Nov 2021)

Caro Brunner

Key Person

Safeguarding Certificate (Nov 2021)
Early Years Educator NVQ Level 3
Paediatric First Aid (Jan 2022)

Sarah Chambers

Key Person
Registered Paediatric Nurse B NURS (Hons)

Safeguarding Certificate (Nov 2021)

Paediatric First Aid (March 2020)


Holly Drawater

Key Person
Safeguarding Certificate (Jan 2022)


Tracy Donaldson


Safeguarding Certificate (Sept 2020)

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.

Juliet Sleath


Clare Waugh


Honesty Sumner


Heather Griffin


Nick Cima


Helen Curtis

Fundraising Co-ordinator

Rose Beattie

Personnel Officer

Sarah Magor

(Friend of Committee)

Thank you

to the following sponsors for supporting the pre-school