Welcome to Parkside Pre-School

September 2020 - spaces available now, please contact us for further information

We provide a fun, caring and safe environment in which children can thrive.

We accept funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. See if your child is eligible

Ofsted Good Provider


Parkside Pre-School Rated as a Good Provider by Ofsted

Welcome to Parkside Pre-School in Association with YMCA Reading


After registering with Ofsted in April 2016, Parkside Pre-School opened its doors to many children and the community. We are a small Pre-School located on the ground floor of the YMCA Reading building. As a team we pride ourselves that collectively we have many years’ experience and knowledge of children and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We offer a stimulating environment both inside and out for funded children of 2, 3 and 4 years old.

Learning through play

Children learn at Parkside Pre-School through play-based learning. Children can select resources to enable them to use their own ideas, therefore, stretching their own imagination.

Child safety

The team of staff at Parkside Pre-School ensure that children are safe, secure and nurtured throughout their time with us.

Convenient location

Parkside Pre-School is situated within easy reach of Reading town centre and is on an excellent bus route. The M4 junction 12 is only around 4 miles away making Parkside Pre-School good for commuting.

Our Ethos


At Parkside Pre-School we believe that children deserve the best possible start to their education. We aim to achieve this by offering a safe, secure, stimulating and happy environment in which children will feel confident and ready to learn. They will be supported by experienced staff who are all committed to providing quality early years education and support.

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Our Classes


Morning Session
Morning Session

08:45 – 11:45

From £16

Our bright and early morning session starts at 08:45 and includes a healthy snack for your little one!

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Lunch Club
Lunch Club

11:45 – 12:30

From £3

We offer a lunch club session that can be added to either morning or afternoon session, which must be paid for in advance.
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Afternoon Session
Afternoon Session

12:30 – 15:30

From £16

Our afternoon session starts after the lunch club at 12:30 and also includes a healthy snack for your little one!

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Gallery


Hexagon Theatre
Water Fun Area
Parkside Preschool First Birthday
Georgie the Zoo Lab

Meet the team


Alison Bennett
Alison Bennett
Manager
Marie Nolan
Marie Nolan
Deputy Pre-School Manager
Elaine Perkins
Elaine Perkins
Pre-School Assistant (Mon, Tue & Wed)
Jo Roberts
Jo Roberts
Pre-School Assistant (Thu & Fri)
Lorraine Bushnell
Lorraine Bushnell
Pre-School Assistant (Wed, Thu & Fri)
Yvonne Coward
Yvonne Coward
Pre-School Assistant (Mon & Tue)
What our parents say:
Pxxxx has had a great year at Parkside Pre-School and loved every minute of it, she has made lots of friends and lovely memories. Thank you for the care and attention you have given Pxxxx and helped her to learn and grow and become a more confident little girl.
Mr & Mrs B
Exxxx has picked up many lovely traits from you. I feel confident she is ready for her next challenge at school. Congratulations on creating such a wonderful Pre-School, it’s a real asset to the area and I feel lucky Exxxx got to experience it.
Mr & Mrs S
Thank you for your patience and being so understanding with Kxxxx. Many thanks for your time, nice words and smile every day.
Mrs M

Contact


Play or Work Area