West Berkshire (Newbury)

  • Ofsted Report
  • Our West Berkshire Centre has moved around over the years,but in 2015 we finally moved into our permanent home.

    Our West Berkshire Centre is based in Shaw.  The main playroom has a variety of resources and equipment to support the children’s learning through play.  The room has dedicated areas for the children to play which include a messy area, book corner, home corner and eating area.  Off the playroom is a sensory room, which is available throughout the day for the children to access in small groups or 1:1.  There is direct access to the garden, which has two areas that children can use to explore and enjoy the outside through free play and focused activities.

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  • Abi Preston-Rees

    Centre Manager

  • Zoe Cox

    Deputy Manager (Job Share)

  • Helen Sharkey

    Deputy Manager (Job Share)

  • Lynda Bolster

    Family Support Worker

  • Term Dates 2017-2018

     Summer Term 2018

    Tuesday 17th April – Friday 25th May

    Half Term Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June

    Monday 4th June – Friday 20th July – Summer Break

    Inset Day Monday 16th April

    Term Dates 2018-2019

    Autumn Term 2018

    Thursday 6th September – Thursday 20th December

    Half Term Monday 22nd October – Friday 26th October

    Christmas Break – Friday 21st December – Friday 4th January

    Inset Days Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th September

    Spring Term 2019

     Monday 7th January – Friday 5th April

    Half Term Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February

    Easter Break – Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April

    Inset Day Tuesday 23rd April

    Summer Term 2019

    Wednesday 24th April – Tuesday 23rd July

    Half Term Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May

    Summer Break – Thursday 25th July

    Inset Day Wednesday 24th July


    • Open From

      The Centre is open from 9am-3pm five days a week.

    • Session Times

      Session times are

      Monday – Friday
      Mornings 9:15 – 12:15

      Monday – Thursday
      Afternoons 12:45 – 2:45

      Monday – Thursday
      All day 9:15 – 2:45

    • Our Address

      Poplar Place, Shaw, Newbury, RG14 1NA.

    • Contact Us

      01635 552458 or admin.westberks@dingley.org.uk

    • Centre Manager

      Our Centre Manager is Abi Preston-Rees, having recently been promoted from Deputy Manager in West Berkshire.

    • Deputy Manager

      Zoe Cox and Helen Sharkey job share our Deputy Manager position, both with a breadth of experience.