Cold Ash Pre-school has been running since 1970!

We are registered with Ofsted and the Pre-school Learning Alliance (PLA).

  • Cold Ash Pre-school is a registered charity and managed by a committee of parents.
  • We are based at the Acland Memorial Hall, Hermitage Road, Cold Ash. There is plenty of parking to be able to safely arrive and depart from the Pre-school.
  • We run daily varied sessions – including mornings, afternoons, lunch clubs and full days.
  • Cold Ash Pre-school is open to every member of the local community from the term in which they are three until they are four years old and move onto primary school.
  • We work to a minimum staff ratio of 1:4 for under 3 year olds and 1:8 for 3 and 4 year olds.  At least 50% of staff will be qualified in one session.

The Pre-school aims to provide a range of opportunities and activities to enhance different areas of development and meet the needs of the children that attend.

We follow guidelines set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS) and follow their four guiding themes:

  • A Unique Child,
  • Positive Relationships,
  • Enabling Environments,
  • Learning and Development.

We are required to ensure a balance of child initiated and adult-led activities.

Cold Ash Pre-school, Acland Hall, Hermitage Road, Cold Ash, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 9JX

Registered Charity Number 1041160