The Home of New Adventures

Caversham Heights Pre-School is a fun, safe, friendly and nurturing environment for 2.5 to 5-year-olds. Passionate and qualified staff are committed to supporting your child’s learning journey, from pre-school through to school.

Established in 1963 in the heart of Caversham Heights, we offer four pre-school sessions per week for 38 weeks of the year.  We accept Early Years Funding for all eligible children.

Pre-school is a great way for children to interact, socialise and learn from others and enables them to form friendships which often continue as they move on to one of the local schools together. During each pre-school session we provide a broad range of challenging and stimulating play activities.

As a charity, we work together with parents, our committee of volunteers and the local community to raise funds and to help support the continued development of the children and the success of our pre-school.

Our aims are to:

  • provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age;
  • work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop;
  • add to the life and well-being of the local community; and
  • offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.


Caring, qualified and highly skilled staff

Home visit and settling in sessions

Secure and safe environment with indoor and outdoor space

Online learning journal accessible to parents and staff

Working in partnership with you on your child’s development

Proactive, involved parent committee team

Caversham Heights Pre-School is an OFSTED registered provider of Pre-School Education.  Our last inspection was in June 2019.  A copy of the report may be accessed here.

“Parents speak highly of staff and how their children have become increasingly self-confident since attending the pre-school”

“Children have fun as they learn and delight in joining in with activities”

We learn to stay focused and try again

Caversham Heights Pre-School is a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance, the largest single provider of education and care for young children in this country. Our approach is based on the Pre-School Learning Alliances Learning Through Play Philosophy, which carries children from early socialising at three through to more focused preparation for school as they approach five. The Curriculum is planned in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum as set out by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA). Our child-centred approach promotes development, inclusiveness and social skills with meaningful learning.

The children have access to and use of the large church hall, quiet room and outdoor play area equipped with a playhouse and pirate ship. We provide a range of challenging and stimulating activities and staff encourage both free play and organised activities with many different areas for children to explore at their leisure.  Every day is slightly different and the children thrive on new experiences.

“The teachers are lovely and caring with extensive experiences to help toddlers develop and grow into pre-schoolers.”


“My child thoroughly enjoys pre-school and asks to go at weekends.”


Registered Charity Number 298720

Ofsted Reference Number 116821