In line with the Government’s announcement on Wednesday 18 March, our pre-schools will close on Friday 20 March until further notice.

Unfortunately, due to being a small setting we have a very small number of critical workers requiring childcare. If you are a critical worker or have a child with an EHCP and are unable to keep your child at home, we will work with you to find an alternative childcare provider. For Sovereign pre-school we would redirect you to Sandcross school and for Merstham pre-school Lime Tree school – in the first instance.

We will put updates on YMCA East Surrey Preschools Facebook page with ideas you can do at home with your children.

We wish all our families the best and hope to see you again once this has passed.

View the Letter from Head of Children’s Services for more information.

YMCA Sovereign Pre-School in Reigate offers high quality and affordable childcare for children aged 2-5, including free Early Years entitlement places.

Located in the YMCA Sovereign Centre, the pre-school benefits from a lovely bright activity room with arts and crafts area, as well as sensory and soft play rooms. All children have access to our large secure outdoor play area which includes water play, gardening, and physical development through slides, swings, and ride on toys.

The Pre-School follows the Early Years Foundation Stage framework as outlined in this Early Years Foundation Stage leaflet.

Opening times

YMCA Sovereign Pre-School is open term-time (38 weeks per year) during the following times.

Monday to Thursday | 08:45-14:45
Friday | 08:45-11:45

We also run half day sessions (minimum of two half day sessions a week).
Morning | 08:45-11:45*
Afternoon | 11:45-14:45

* Lunch club
An additional lunch club from 11:45-12:45 is available to children booked on a morning half day session.
£5.50 for 3 year olds and over
£6.50 for 2 year olds


We are proud to be a ‘Good’ pre-school.
“The setting is bright, clean and very well resourced. Children are happy, settled and display high levels of self-confidence and self-esteem.”

Ofsted registration no. EY492198

Click to download our Pre-school prospectus


2 year olds | £6.50 per hour
3-4 year olds | £5.50 per hour


Free Early Years entitlement for 2 year olds
We welcome those with entitlement to FEET funding. Visit to find out more and whether you are eligible.

Free childcare for 3 year olds
All children are entitled to funding for free childcare starting from the term after their third birthday. If your child is almost 3, come and have a chat with us about your requirements.

Peace of mind

YMCA East Surrey is a leading provider of under 5’s activities and out of school childcare, priding ourselves on our inclusive practice. All staff undergo an enhanced DBS check and regularly attend courses to update themselves and keep on top of changing policies. We have staff with specific experience in supporting children with a range of disabilities and learning requirements. Staff ratios are 1:4 for 2-3 years olds and 1:8 for 3-5 year olds in pre-school year.

My child has had such a fun time with you all and I’d like to say a big thank you for your continued support and encouragement towards his development.

Contact us

T 01737 222859

YMCA Sovereign Centre, Slipshatch Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 8HA

YMCA Sovereign Pre-School terms and conditions