About Us

Barkham Preschool is ...

A safe, stimulating and fun local preschool for children aged between 2 and half years - 5 years old.  Barkham Preschool was established in 1971, providing a happy, secure environment in which your child can develop, explore and have fun! We offer a joyful and caring environment for the children. Our aim is to provide learning experiences through a wide variety of structured activities and play, and to work in partnership with parents to help each child make a cheerful transition from home to school.

We have an excellent team of caring and committed  and highly qualified staff, who promote a happy and supportive atmosphere. Each staff member has been police vetted with a DBS check and has signed both a statement of suitability and a non-discrimination declaration.

As a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance (PLA), it is our aim to have fully trained staff. The staff regularly attend courses run by the PLA, Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) and other agencies to keep their working knowledge up to date. 


We are registered with Wokingham Borough Council Community Services Department and are inspected by OFSTED. The Preschool was last inspected by OFSTED in 2017 and was judged to provide a 'Good' standard of care.

The Pre-School runs with a maximum of 24 places per session. The staffing ratio of adults to children will be a minimum of 1:4 for 2 year olds & 1:8 for 3-5 year olds.

Barkham Preschool is a community group run by a committee of parents. Parental involvement is therefore essential to the smooth running of the Preschool. The committee is elected annually at the AGM in July. The financial arrangements of the Preschool are the responsibility of the committee. The committee employs the staff, who in turn are responsible for all the children in their care and the day-to-day activities. Fund-raising, publicity and social events are also organised by the committee.

Upcoming Events:
Open morning Mar '19

This is a perfect opportunity to come and see for yourself what our setting has to offer you and your child. We welcome in potential families into our morning session  to show you what we have to offer and witness part of a typical session and a chance to meet our staff team.


Please do get in touch to book your space. We look forward to seeing you there!