About us

Playmates Pre-School is a registered charity offering sessional care and education to children aged between two and school age. The pre-school has been running since 1979, and was originally located in the Scout hut behind the Memorial Hall in Thatcham.

In April 2009, we moved to the present location, the Log Cabin in the grounds of Whitelands Park School. We are affiliated to the Early Year’s Alliance, have adopted its constitution and aim to adhere to its principles. A copy is available to anyone who is interested.

We come under the jurisdiction of Ofsted and are inspected at regular intervals. Ofsted can be contacted at Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester, MI 2WD Tel: 0300 1233153 www.ofsted.gov.uk or email at enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk.

A copy of our certificate of registration is on the notice board in the hall, together with a copy of our insurance certificate. Copies of our policies and last inspection reports are available for those who wish to read them.

The Pre-School is run by a committee of parents elected at the Annual General Meeting in July. This committee employ the staff; a Manager and 10 assistents, who are responsible for all the children in their care, and the day to day activities of the group.

The Pre-School is an equal opportunities employer. Each member of staff has an up to date DBS (CRB) check, and is familiar with the relevant legislation and the Pre-School’s policy and procedure documentation.