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Burrell Rd, Compton, Newbury, RG20 6NP. Charity No: 1204755

About us

Our Aims & Values
  • To provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment where all children are encouraged to explore and investigate through play.
  • To enhance the development and learning opportunities of each child.
  • To work in a partnership with parents, respecting parents are the first and most important educators of their child, using the key person to foster trusting and caring relationships.
  • To create an environment where children flourish within the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage, which ensures an equal opportunity, for all children.
Please click here to download a copy of our Prospectus.  Prospectus – June 2022


Compton Pre-School is a registered charity managed by a parent-led committee of volunteers. The Pre-School has recently transformed to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. This does not affect the day to day running of the Pre-School. We believe that the staff and parents are in the best position to make decisions about the children’s early education and care and being a part of the committee is not only rewarding but a great contribution to our local community. The committee is responsible for:
  • managing our finances;
  • employing and managing our staff;
  • making sure that we have, and work to, policies that help us to provide a high quality service; and
  • making sure that we work in partnership with parents.
Members are elected each year at the annual general meeting (AGM) in the Autumn term and any parent in the Pre-School is eligible to join. All committee members are required to complete standard security checks such as EY2 and DBS. The Annual General Meeting is open to the parents of all of the children who attend the Pre-school. It is our shared forum for looking back over the previous year’s activities and shaping the coming year’s plan. If you are interested in joining the committee and you would like to know more then please contact us: Our Committee:- Paula Lochrie- Chair Laurie Norton- Treasurer Anna Glue- Secretary Cassandra Langham- Member

Our Team:-

Louise Somerville – Pre-school Manager

I joined the Pre-school in April 2017 as a Pre-School Assistant, having previously been bank staff in 2012.  I became Deputy Manager in September 2017 and then Manager in September 2018.  I live in Compton with my partner and 3 children, two of whom have attended Pre-school and are now at the local primary school. I have worked in Childcare since qualifying in 2007.  I have worked at several local nurseries, most recently being a room supervisor of a 24 place baby room.  I managed a small team of 8 staff and oversaw the day to day running of the baby room within the nursery.  I enjoy working with children, developing their individual needs and seeing them grow and flourish.  I find working with children very rewarding, knowing that I am helping them gain skills for life. In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my family.  I enjoy baking with my children, going out on family walks, going to the park and taking the children to feed the ducks. Qualifications
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young Person’s Workforce
  • NVQ 3 Childcare, Learning and Development
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Children Designated Person  
  • Behaviour Management Officer
  • First Aid
  • Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Safer Recruitment 

Dominique Barton – Pre-School Deputy Manager

I joined the Pre-School in April 2019 after a break of 2 years from childcare and became Deputy in June 2021.  I completed my NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 in Childcare at Chiltern College, in Caversham Reading, in 1998.  I have also achieved my Level 3 in Leadership and Management.  I have previously worked in a Nursery setting as a Room Leader and as a Private Nanny over the years to three separate families.  I have most recently been a Deputy Manager and a Manager at two local village Pre-Schools. I live in Hermitage with my partner and two daughters, Lilly 17 and Ruby 14.  My love and passion is working with children.  I am fully committed to my role, making children smile and enjoy their time within the Pre-School environment.  I am the big kid of the room the majority of the time and have a firm but fair attitude. Qualifications:
  • NVQ Level 2 in Childcare
  • NVQ Level 3 in Childcare
  • Level 3 in Leadership and Management 
  • Safeguarding

Sharon Brown – Pre-school Assistant and Third in Charge 

I have been working with children since 1996 as a Welfare Assistant, Pre-school Assistant, Deputy Supervisor and Learning Support Assistant.  In 2009 I passed my NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care Learning and Development.  I enjoy working with children from pre-school to primary school age and in particular fascinated by communication and language, children’s love of stories and songs, and fostering their interest in literacy.  I also love to encourage children to be outdoors, to further their learning using FYFS in an outside environment and to teach them to enjoy and respect nature. I have lived in Compton since 1999.  My three children attended the local primary school and my granddaughter’s all came to Compton Pre-school.  I am a busy mum and grandmother and in my spare time I like to garden, walk on the downs, meditate and spend time with my family and friends. Qualifications
  • NVQ Level 3 Children’s Care Learning and Development

Paula Judges – Pre-school Assistant

I joined the pre-school in May 2022 as a Pre-school Assistant.  I have been working in schools since 1996 as a school cook.  I was a nursery cook in my previous setting then I went to Newbury College and completed my Level 3 Diploma in Early Years in 2018. I moved to East Ilsley in June 2021, I have 5 children and 7 grandchildren.  I enjoy working with children, seeing them have fun and helping them to learn.  I enjoy baking, singing and messy play activities with my children.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and having my grandchildren to stay.  I enjoy going for walks, taking them to the park, swimming and walking our pet dog, Coco.  I also volunteer at my local church to do bell ringing. Qualifications:
  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • NVQ Level 2 in Customer Services
  • Paediatric First Aid