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Micklands Pre-School

Micklands Pre-School has places available from September 2021 onwards - please contact Laura Burnett on 0118 947 1976 or email

We have been operating in Caversham, Berkshire since the early 1970s.  We are situated in our own specially equipped building in the spacious grounds of Micklands Primary School, a tranquil setting which is well away from the main roads.

We were originally formed by parents as a playgroup to serve the local community.  Over  time, we have kept pace with the many changes to early years education and the regulations surrounding it.  We have welcomed the challenge of change with enthusiasm and commitment and as result,  have grown and developed into the thriving Pre-School that we are today. However, we have not forgotten why Pre-Schools were initially developed: by families for families.  We are successful because of the strong partnership between Pre-School and parents.

Micklands Pre-School offers early years education for all children from the age of 2.5 until they start primary school. Within a safe and warm environment, the children learn to socialise, experiment, express themselves and problem solve.  It is the first step on the road to independence. Age range 2.5 to 5 years.

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Laura Burnett
Contact Position
Pre-School Administrator
0118 947 1976

08:45 - 11.45  Morning Session
11:45 - 12.15  Lunch Club
12:15 - 15.15  Afternoon Session

Term time only.

Where to go

Micklands Pre-School
Micklands Road

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 08:45 - 15:15

Other Details


Fees for 2020/2021: Free 15 hours a Week Early Years Funded Places for 3/4 Year Olds Free 30 Hours a Week Extended Childcare Entitlement Places for eligible 3 - 4 Year Olds. Lunch Club Session: £2.50 3 Hour Session: £15.00 (unfunded 3 – 4 year olds) 3 Hour Session: £17.50 (unfunded 2 year olds)
Wheelchair accessible?

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
We have places available for the academic year starting in September 2021 onwards for children entitled to the 15 hours of universal funding or 30 hours of extended funding. We also have places available for children who will be 2½ years old in September 2021 and January 2022.
Date updated
Immediate Vacancies for 30 Hour Place

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Additional 15 hours of *Free* childcare offered
When are the additional 15 hours available? (e.g. Monday to Friday, 8am to 1pm)
Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 3.15pm term time only
How many places are available for the additional 15 hours to meet the 30 hours childcare
Places offered
Intending to provide 30 Hours?
Registered to provide 30 Hours?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:45 15:15
Tuesday 08:45 15:15
Wednesday 08:45 15:15
Thursday 08:45 15:15
Friday 08:45 15:15

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
17/10/2008Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
05/05/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
03/12/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Contact Name
Tania Smiter
Contact Telephone
0118 947 1976
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type
Local Offer Updated
Download more Local Offer details for Micklands Pre-school Local Offer ~ September 2021 here...


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