St Michael's Pre-school Tilehurst

Contact Pre-school for more details.

Email address:

07594 627139


Who to contact

Contact Name
Theresa Kamara / Helen Hutchins
Contact Position
Manager / Deputy Manager
07594-627-139 07594-627-139
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Where to go

St Michaels Hall
Routh Lane
RG30 4NY
Directions to RG30 4NY

Community Church Hall 

Large place space in doors and out

ease of accessibility

All Staff are qualified and have 1st aid


Time / Date Details

Session Information
Currently available Monday to Thursday 9.15am to 2.15pm


£6.50  Per Hour


Age Ranges
2-5 years
Wheelchair access

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
Special Needs provision
Special Needs Experience
Offers one to one assistance with SEN children following advice from Teacher councillors.
Provision for special dietary needs
Can make special cultural provisions

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies

Funded Places

Has 3 & 4 year old funding
Has 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 to Friday 9.15am to 2.15pm

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 9.15am 2.15pm
Tuesday 9.15am 2.15pm
Wednesday 9.15am 2.15pm
Thursday 9.15am 2.15pm

School Pickups

Offers school pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
509277Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
15/10/2008Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
20/09/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
01/11/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
23/01/2017Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
29/11/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
04/10/2023Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate

Local Offer

Contact Name
Stmichaels preschool (Theresa kamara)
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type
Local Offer Updated

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings


St Michaels preschool opened in 1965 and registered in 1992. It is located in the church hall of St. Michael's Church in Tilehurst, near Reading. It is committee run. The pre-school has the use of the main hall; side rooms, a large enclosed outdoor area and a purpose built smaller outdoor area. Children who attend the pre-school live in the local and surrounding area. St. Michael's pre-school is registered on the Early Years Register for up to 30 children from the age of 16 months old. The pre-school offers funding for the provision of free early education to children aged two three and four years.

The pre-school is able to support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and those who speak English as an additional language. The pre-school is open during term time, Monday to Thursday from 9.15am until 2.15pm. 

Local Offer Reviewed - April 2023

1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?

Key Person

Each child has a key person who is responsible for their

  •  Care and learning
  • Through Observation and assessment
  •  Settling in process and induction.  The key person will also build a
  •  Relationship with the parents/carers.

Observation and assessment

We monitor childrens progress using the:

  • Early Years Outcomes as guidance
  • Reading Language monitoring tool


Senco (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator)

  • We have a named SENCO
  •  Who will attend additional training and Senco forums
  •  The Senco will ask for support from outside professionals including Childrens Centres if the need arises, once consent has been given from the parent/carer.


How will I be informed/consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?

  • Learning Journeys which are available to see at any time
  • Parents/carers meetings to discuss their child’s learning
  • We have an open door policy


2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
  • An (IEP) Individual Education Plan together with Parent/Carer key person and senco.
  • Age Appropriate activities,
  • Clear set of outcomes using the EYFS
  • There will also be a timescale for review.
3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?

The setting uses different strategies to assist individual children such as:

  • Possible One – one carer
  • Flash cards
  • Emotion cards
  • Visual time tables
4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?

The setting offers children with additional needs a one -one support where needed to suit their individual needs.  We also liaise with the parents and other outside professional’s to support the child’s need fully.

5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
  • Progress report showing next steps
  • Regular parents meetings
  • Learning journeys
6: How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
  • All activities are planned for and adapted where necessary
  • Risk assessments are completed
  • When necessary we will ask for extra support from Parents/Carers
7: How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
  • The building is well equipped for any mobility difficulties as we have wide doors, a spacious well planned environment, assess to the garden and a disabled cloakroom.
8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
  • School visits by key person or senco
  • Send all relevant paper work including Learning journeys, transfer records IEP etc., 
9: How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
  • Up to date policies and procedures
  • Regular meeting to discuss IEP with Key person and Senco
  • Regular meetings with parent/Carer
10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
  • Manager on 07594627139
  • SENCO on 07594627139
11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
  • Comments book
  • Questionnaires to parents
  • Open door policy
  • Display Ofsted parent’s poster
12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
  • Manager on 07594627139
  • SENCO on 07594627139


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