Useful Numbers

Whilst we try to provide a comprehensive list of telephone numbers, we cannot be held responsible for out of date telephone numbers or details. If you are aware of changes to your organisation please advise us by email to


Please choose a category from the list below:



Community Centres

Adult Education







Religious Organisations


Child Minders



Schools – Infants/Juniors

Aldryngton Primary, Maiden Erlegh Drive, Earley.

Tel: 0118 926 5843


St. Peter’s Church of England Primary, Church Road, Earley.

Tel: 0118 926 1657


Loddon Primary, Silverdale Road, Earley.

Tel: 0118 926 1449


Radstock Primary, Radstock Lane, Earley.

Tel: 0118 986 9050


Hawkedon Primary, Hawkedon Way, Earley.

Tel: 0118 966 7444


Hillside Primary, Rushey Way, Earley.

Tel: 0118 975 5771


Whiteknights Primary, Fairlawn Green, Shinfield.  

Tel: 0118 987 2588


Schools – Secondary

Maiden Erlegh Comprehensive, Silverdale Road, Earley.

Tel: 0118 926 2467


Some Earley pupils travel outside the Parish Boundaries to the following schools:-


Forest , Robin Hood Lane, Winnersh.       

Tel 0118 978 1626


Bulmershe, Chequers Way, Woodley.

Tel: 0118 935 3353


Waingels Copse, Denmark Avenue, Woodley.

Tel: 0118 969 0336


Bracknell and Wokingham College offer a wide range of full time A Level and Vocational including Apprenticeship courses for 16 – 19 year olds.

For more information telephone the college on 0845 3303343  or look on their web site



Youth and Community Centres

Earley Centre Point, Chalfont Way, Earley

Silverdale Centre, Maiden Erlegh School Campus, Silverdale Road, Earley


For Information on either Centre please contact Earley Town Council Offices on 01189868995


Adult Education

Bracknell and Wokingham College provides a broad range of courses across the area at local centres, including Woodley Hill House.

Full details can be found on the web or telephone the college information centre on 0845 3303343.

To help Employers, Call the Business Development Team on 0844 701 8304 to find out about flexible training to help meet your business objectives, including:


    • Train to Gain funded Level 2 and Level 3 Training
    • Skills for Life
    • Bespoke Training
    • Scheduled Staff Development Workshops

Reading University

Details about courses, life on campus and other community matters can be found at


Pre-School/Nursery Units

Ryhill Pre School, Hillside School, Rushey Way, Earley.

Mon – Fri 9.00 – 11.30 am & 12.30 – 3.30 pm.

Tel: Mrs. Loscombe – 0118 975 1888


Earley Pre-School, Our Lady of Peace Community Centre, Wokingham Road, Earley.

Tel: 0793 0602379, Website


Maiden Erlegh Preschool, Silverdale Centre, Silverdale Road, Earley, RG6 7LY.

Open every morning during school term time. 

Website is and email is


Radstock School Nursery Unit, Radstock Primary School, Radstock Lane, Earley.

Tel: 0118 986 9050


Loddon School Foundation Stage Unit,  Loddon Main School Office

Tel: 0118 926 1449


Abbeymore Nursery (3 months – 5 years), 161 Wokingham Road, Earley.

Tel: Mrs. V. Egon – 0118 926 0000


Wendyhouse Pre School, Earley Community Centre, Radstock Lane, Earley.

Mon – Fri 9.00 am – 12 noon


Earley Bird Playgroup, Hawkedon School, Hawkedon Way, Earley.

Mon – Fri 9.15 am – 11.45 am & Mon – Thurs 12.45 pm – 3.15 pm

Tel: Registration Secretary – 07986 440 308


University of Reading Pre-School Playgroup, Whiteknights Campus, Earley.

Mon – Fri 9.15 am – 12 noon

Tel: Mrs. M. Gilby – 0118 926 8988


Kilnsea Pre-school, Maiden Place Community Centre,

Mon – Friday 9.30 am until 12.00 pm  (Mon, Tues& Thurs only – 12.30 – 3.00 pm)  

Tel: Pam Smith – 07754847967, or email


Parent and Toddler Groups

Earley Bird Mums & Toddlers, Hawkedon School, Hawkedon Way, Earley.

Fri 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm

Tel: Mrs E. Pringle 0118 975 6198


Erlegh Elfins.  

Thursday mornings 10.00am – 11.30. 

Interpretation Centre, Instow Road, Earley,  messy outdoor play, drink and story time, walks around the Lake


Flowers Baby Group , Lower Earley Baptist Church, Kilnsea Drive, Earley

Weds -10.00am – 11.30am. 

Tel: Church Office 01189353598


Kilnsea Toddlers, Maiden Place Community Centre, Kilnsea Drive, Earley.

Tues 9.45 am – 11.15 am

Tel: Pam Smith- 07754 847967


Mulberry Bush Parent/Carer & Toddler Group, and New Mum’s Group Lower Earley Baptist Church, Kilnsea Drive, Earley.

Wedn – 9.45am – 11.15am

Tel: 01189353598


Maiden Erlegh Parent & Toddler Group,  Silverdale Centre off Silverdale Road during Term time. 

Tues, Wed, Thurs mornings between 9.30am and 11.30am. 

Tel: Emma Allaway 07876617244, or email




Brookside Surgery, Gipsy Lane, Earley.

Tel: 08444773005


Chalfont Surgery, Chalfont Close, Earley.

Tel: 08444773005


Dr. R. K. Chadha, 1 Wilderness Road, Earley.

Tel: 0118 9261613  

2 Elm Lane, Earley.

Tel: 0118 986 6383


Parkside Family Practice.  224 Wokingham Road, Earley.

Tel: 01189260026



Mr. J Desai, 5A Gipsy Lane, Earley.

Tel: 0118 966 5656


Dr.V. G. Greeham & Associates, 268 Wokingham Road, Reading.

Tel: 0118 926 1655


Robin Denville, Maiden Lane Shopping Precinct, Earley.

Tel: 0118 935 1505


Mr. H. R. Braithwaite, 35 Beech Lane, Earley.

Tel: 0118 987 2755


Miss A. Carter, The Haven, Station Road, Earley.

Tel: 0118 966 4919



Stephen Abery, 46 Gypsy Lane, Earley.

Tel: 0118 935 1975 (visiting service for people with disabilities)


Specsavers, Asda Mall, Chalfont Way, Earley.

Tel: 0119 9311722



Boots Chemists, 4 Chalfont Way, Earley.

Tel: 0118 931 1750


Boots Chemists, 5 The Parade, Silverdale Road, Earley.

Tel: 0118 926 2146


J. L. Rankin Ltd., Maiden Lane Shopping Centre, Kilnsea Drive, Lower Earley.

Tel: 0118 935 1848



The Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading.

Tel: 0118 3225111



Counselling Directory

Tel: 0844 803 0252


Veterinary Surgeons

Abbey Veterinary Surgery, 6 Elm Lane, Earley.

Tel: 0118 987 1693


Beechwood Veterinary Centre, 35 Beechwood Avenue, Woodley

Tel: 0118 927 2999



Policing of the area currently is carried out by:-

Thames Valley Police Police Station, Loddon Valley Police Station.

Tel: 0845 8505505

Alternatively, visit their website


A new Non Emergency Number is being rolled out for Thames Valley Police from 14th November 2011. It will run along side the above number until March 2012.

The new number is 101 and is available 24 hours per days, 7 days per week. 101 is being introduced as part of the governments’ wider work to improve access to the police, ease pressure on 999 and help to efficiently and effectively tackle crime and disorder. The website address is as above.


101 should be used to report less urgent crime and disorder or to speak to your local officers.


Some examples: your car has been stolen, property has been damaged, general enquiries, you suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood, report minor traffic incidents, report crime in the area.



Registrar of Births & Deaths, St. Florians House, Milton Road, Wokingham (by appointment)

Tel: 0118 978 2514.


Also attends Tues 10.00 am – 12 noon The Pavilion, Haddon Drive, Woodley.

Registrars’ Office: Tel: 0118 957 1213



Southern Electricity  7 Oxford Road, Newbury.

Tel: Enquiries – 0345 444555  (Emergencies – 0345 708090)


British Gas  4 Gas Works Road, Reading.

Tel: 0345 906050 (Emergencies 0800 111999)


Thames Water PLC  11 Berkeley Avenue, Reading.

Tel: Customer Enquiries 0645 200 888 (Emergencies 0645 200800)


Main Post Office is in Market Place, Reading.

Sub-offices are at the following locations:-

36 Culver Lane, Earley.

6 The Parade, Silverdale Road, Earley.

343 Wokingham Road, Earley.

392 London Road, Earley.

District Centre, Lower Earley.

Maiden Lane Centre, off Kilnsea Drive, Earley.


Environment Agency – Information re Flood Plans:



Library Branches Exist at:-

Maiden Erlegh School Silverdale Road, Earley.

Opening times:-

Mon – 2.00 pm – 7.00 pm

Tues – 10.30 am – 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Wed – closed

Thurs – 2.00 pm – 7.00 pm

Fri – 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Sat – 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Sun – closed

Tel: 0118 966 6630


Lower Earley Library District Centre, Chalfont Close, Earley.

Opening times:-

Mon – 9.30 am – 5.00 pm

Tues – 9.30 am – 7.00 pm

Wed – closed

Thurs – 9.30 – 7.00 pm

Fri – 9.30 am -5.00 pm

Sat – 9.30 am – 1.00 pm

Sun – closed

Tel: 0118 931 2150.

Alternatively you can visit the website on or visit our Facebook Page


Woodley , Headley Wood Road, Woodley.

Tel: 0118 969 0304


Central Library , Abbey Square, Reading.

Tel: 0118 901 5950


Winnersh Library Robin Hood Lane, (In the Grounds of the Forest School)


Churches/Religious Organisations

Earley St. Peter’s (Church of England), Church Road, Earley. Rev’d. Derek Spears

Tel: 0118 926 2009


St. Nicolas (Church of England), Sutcliffe Avenue, Earley. 

Tel: 0118 966 3563


Our Lady of Peace; Blessed Dominic Barberi (Roman Catholic), 338 Wokingham Road, Earley. RG6 7DA, Father Anthony Ikhenoba

Tel: 0118 966 3711


Trinity Church, (Church of England, Methodist & United Reformed Church) Chalfont Close, Earley. Rev’d Nick ThompsonTel: 0118 987 2727 Rev’d Simon Howard

Tel: 0118 986 8615


Lower Earley Baptist Church, Services at Maiden Place Community Centre, Kilnsea Drive, Earley. Rev’d Keith Wilson

Tel: 0118 987 2682


Reading Gateway Church. Mark and Rhoda Healey,  Hilltop Christian Centre, 34A Hilltop Road, Earley, RG6 1DA. 

Tel: 0118 9660663


Salvation Army, District Centre, Chalfont Way, Earley.

Tel: 0118 931 0760


Anjuman Muhibban-e-Rasool Jamia Masjid, 50 – 52 South Street,Reading, RG1 4QU,

Tel: 01189504756


Central Jamme Mosque, 18A Waylen Street, Reading, RG1 7UP,

Tel: 01189508860


Jamme Masjid, 46 Alexandra Road, Reading, RG1 5PF,

Tel: 01189261565


Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith Mosque, 32 Cumberland Road, Reading, RG1 3LB,

Tel 01189012404


Recreation and Leisure

These facilities are varied and are provided by several agencies. For more information contact the Earley Help Shop at the Council Offices on 0118 868995, or the Mobile Information Centre, Earley.


Public Swimming facilities are available at Bulmershe Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Woodley, at the Central Swimming Pool, Battle Street, Reading, the South Reading Leisure Centre and at Carnival Pool, Wellington Road, Wokingham,

Tel: 0118 977 0007


The Loddon Valley Sports & Leisure complex is situated at the District Centre, Chalfont Way, Earley.  There are many facilities offered, including a swimming pool, school holiday activities, and many sporting courses.

Tel: 0118 931 2066


Aikido Martial Arts Club – sessions held at Bulmershe Centre on Tuesday evenings at 8. pm

Phone 0118 926 8733


Reading and District Fuchsia Society

One Monday per month, meet at Maiden Place Community Centre, Lower Earley. Program of fuchsia and gardening themed talks, annual coach trip and annual fuchsia display show.

For more details contact Chairman Paul Munro.

Tel: 01189691811 or visit the website


South Reading Fuschia and Geranium Group

Meet on the 1st Friday of the month at St Peters Church Hall, Earley, RG6 1EY at 7.30pm. Program of talks on a variety of garending subjects, Group evening visit to a garden and 3 Annual Flower Show Visits. Yearly membership is £8.00 (2014). 

For more information contact Joy Craig.

Tel: 01189663237 or email


Outdoor Activities

Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst. Fishing, golf, water sports, bird spotting.

Tel: 0118 934 2016


Laurel Park, Marefield, Earley. Formalised sporting facilities.

Contact Earley Town Council, 01189868995 or email


Sol Joel Playing Fields, Church Road, Earley. Formalised sporting facilities .

Contact Earley Town Council, details as above.


Chalfont Park, Chalfont Way, Earley. General recreation, play area, floodlight sports multi-use area.

Contact W.B.C  9746000


Meadow Park, Meadow Road, Earley. General recreation, Childrens Play Equipment

Walks leaflets and details of cycling routes are available from the Town Council Offices Radstock Lane, Earley.

Tel: 0118 986 8995.


THRIVE  is a local charity using gardening to change lives. Based at the Geoffrey Udall Centre, Beech Hill, Reading, RG7 2AT. Providing assistance, seminars, halls for hire.

Visit the website, or email


Child Minders

For details of registered Child Minders, contact the Family Information Service

Tel: 01189088466 or go their website



Earley District falls within the Bulmershe Division.

To find out more to to


Berkshire Scouts for details of all troops in the area:

Tel: 07092807586, or email

Berkshire Scouts Website