Providing early years childcare in Caversham for over 30 years

Sessional care and education for children

We know choosing the right environment for your child’s early care and education is one of the most important decisions you will make for you and your family. It is our intention to make Crawshay Preschool accessible to all sections of the local community. We do not discriminate based on gender, special educational needs, disabilities, background, religion, ethnicity or competence in spoken English.

As a registered charity, Crawshay Preschool is proud to support Smile For Life.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I put my child’s name on the waiting list?

If you would like to put your child’s name on our waiting list, you can do so at any time by sending an email to info@crawshaypreschool.com or by phoning 0118 9484 333. There is a £15 registration fee.

What age do children start at Crawshay Preschool?

Children can start at the preschool from 2 years 4 months, depending on available spaces and stay with us until they start primary school.

Do you offer full days at Crawshay Preschool?

Crawshay preschool provides full days from 9:15 - 14:45, which can be included in your entitlement for 15 funded hours. Children need to bring a packed lunch with them. There are no additional costs for lunch.

How much do sessions cost?

Please refer to our fees and funding.

How do I get council funding for my child?

Children are eligible for funding for up to 15 hours a week from the first term after the age of three. Application forms are available from Crawshay Preschool.

What do I do if my child is sick?

If your child is unwell and unable to attend the session, please let us know by phone or email as soon as possible. If your child is suffering from sickness and/or diarrhoea they need to be kept away from preschool for 48 hours.

My three children went to Crawshay and I can honestly say they are a caring, thoughtful well experienced preschool. My children went onto Caversham Primary School and The Hill Primary School. I highly recommend them.


Give your child a happy and fun filled start in life

With childcare from crawshay preschool.