About Us

Love Lane Pre-School is a registered charity offering sessional care and education to the under fives. The group has been in existence for many years, and was originally located in the Scout hut opposite the Shaw Social Club.

In January 1988 we moved to the present location, the Shaw-cum-Donnington Village Hall in Love Lane. We are affiliated to the Pre-School Learning 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 three assistants, 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.


Stephanie Hodges

Pre-School Manager

Stephanie holds a Level 3 Children and young peoples workforce qualification, Stephanie is also our SENCo for the Preschool.

Stephanie has worked with children in nurseries and Pre-Schools for 10 years.

Stephanie joined Pre School in September 2021.

Karen Langford

Deputy Manager

Pauline Bartholomew

Pre-School Practitioner

Pauline has a Diploma in Pre-school Practice (DPP)

Pauline is our Health & Safety officer.

Pauline is paediatric first aid trained.

Pauline has been a part of the Pre-school since 1987.

Carol Knight

Pre-School Practitioner

(Bank Staff)

Carol is our 1:1 support.

Carol covers staff sickness and absences.

Carol has been part of the team at Love Lane Pre-School since 2010.

Amy Newell

Pre-School Practicioner

Melody Tymms

Pre-School Practicioner

(Bank Staff)

Committee - Join Us!!!

Please ask staff or committee members if you are interested in joining the committee. Volunteering to be a trustee of your child's preschool can have its rewards and benefits. It offers you the opportunity to become actively involved in the learning and development of your child. It gives you the opportunity to meet other parents and learn new skills, which can have long term benefits when applying for a job. This document provides information on what a role with the committee entails.

The committee is elected at our Annual General Meeting. The trustees of a charity preschool are responsible for the running of the preschool, employing the staff and making decisions regarding the management of the setting.

Who Are We

Chairperson Sylvia Giles

Treasurer Becky Ryden

Secretary Jo Cox

General members Joanne Thomas, Amy Phillips, Analise Gillyon, Lisa Vincent

Email us: committee@lovelanepreschool.co.uk

Love Lane Pre-School,Shaw-Cum-Donnington Village Hall,Love Lane, Donnington,Newbury, Berkshire,RG14 2JGRegistered Charity No. 800936

email: contact@lovelanepreschool.co.uk

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