Welcome to Parkside Pre-School

September 2021 -  we have availability.

September 2022 - waiting list is open for mornings and afternoons. 

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

Our bright and early morning session is aimed at children going to school the following September and starts at 08:45 and includes a healthy snack for your little one!

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Afternoon Session
Afternoon Session

13:00 – 15:30

Our afternoon session starts at 13:00 and is aimed at younger children who are not going to school for another year and also includes a healthy snack for your little one!

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

Meet the team

Alison Bennett
Alison Bennett
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
We are very grateful that Parkside Pre-School provides stability and brilliant care during these uncertain times. Thank you so very much all you wonderful ladies.
Mr & Mrs B
I am so pleased with how my child has progressed, thank you. She always talks about her days in Pre-School.
Miss B
At home we see a lot of positive differences in Hxxxx since he has started the Pre-School. He is becoming more patient, uses more words and little sentences, a lot of singing and is much more interested in books, which is just lovely!
Mr & Mrs L


Play or Work Area