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 (Sept 2020)
Designated Persons (Safeguarding) (May 2020)
Paediatric First Aid (April 2018)
RBC – Lead Practitioner (Enabling Environments)
Communications Ambassador

Amanda Chenery

Deputy Manager

NNEB Certificate
SENCo (Mar 2016)
Safeguarding Certificate (Sept 2020)
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 (Sept 2020)

Katarzyna Ouadahi

Key Person

Early Years Educator NVQ level 3
Playworker NVQ level 2, CYPW NVQ level 2
Paediatric First Aid (Oct 2020)
Safeguarding certificate (Sept 2020)

Caro Brunner

Key Person

Safeguarding Certificate (Sept 2020)
Early Years Educator NVQ Level 3
Paediatric First Aid (Oct 2018)

Emma Dawes

Key Person
NNEB
Safeguarding Certificate (Sept 2020)
Paediatric First Aid (Jan 2020)

 

Sarah Chambers

Key Person
Registered Paediatric Nurse B NURS (Hons)

Safeguarding Certificate (Sept 2020)

Paediatric First Aid (March 2020)

 

Tracy Donaldson

Administrator

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.

Sarah Challis

Chair

Laura Fisher

Secretary

Fiona Williams

Treasurer

Heather Marshall

Co-Treasurer

Sarah Magor

Fundraising Co-ordinator

Alexandra Brown

Website
(Friend of Committee)

Thank you

to the following sponsors for supporting the pre-school