30 Hours Funding available for eligible families. Spaces for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Welcome to Our Nursery

Waingels Gardens Day Nursery is part of The Forbury Group of Nurseries, established in 1991. We provide a professional private childcare service. We offer full and part time places to children from 3 months old up to the age of 5 years.  We are open 52 weeks of the year. Monday to Friday  8am until 6pm.

We are situated in the grounds of Waingels College, with ample parking for dropping off and picking up your child.  The Nursery is close to the A4 and ten minutes from Reading town centre.   

All of our meals are home cooked using fresh, locally sourced ingredience. We also cater for all food allergies and dietary requirements. Our other Nurseries are situated in Reading and surrounding areas; Forbury Gardens, Berkeley Gardens, Woodley Gardens and Newbury Gardens Day Nursery.

Our ethos

Our ethos is to create an environment where children are engaged, motivated, independent thinkers, who have a positive attitude to learning, supported by secure and respectful relationships. We only have one chance to get it right for our children and what we do now, stays with them for the rest of their lives.

Nursery Manager – Chris Burrows

Chris joined our sister nursery the Forbury Gardens Day Nursery in September 2017 as Deputy Room Leader in the pre-school room. Chris after a year was promoted to Senior Nursery Nurse from September 2018 liaising with management team whilst running a room too. Chris joined Waingels Gardens Day Nursery in September 2019 as Acting Manager, covering maternity and has now been confirmed as the full time manager from March 2020. Chris previously worked in school nurseries and reception classes with 3-5 year olds and qualified with his level 3, nine years ago. Chris holds a Level 4 Diploma in Childcare and is an Early Years Advanced Practitioner, since May 2012. Chris has completed training in First Aid, Safeguarding level 3, food hygiene and health and safety level 2, having a more in-depth knowledge of these subjects. Chris has a hands-on role within the Nursery supporting and mentoring the staff to maintain high standards of care.

 

About
Waingels Gardens Day Nursery is part of The Forbury Group of Nurseries, established in 1991. Our other nurseries are situated in Reading and surrounding areas; Forbury Gardens, Berkeley Gardens, Woodley Gardens and Newbury Gardens. We offer full and part time places to children from 3 months old up to the age of 5 years. We are situated in a purpose built building adjacent to Waingels Copse College, Waingels Road.
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Aims
We aim to provide a warm, happy, welcoming environment for everyone. Our qualified staff understand the importance of allowing each child to develop their individual interests and learning skills. We endeavour to provide different activities everyday to help each child progress fully. 
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Early Years
We hold Personal Progress Reports on each child and assess your child’s development daily. This report is shared with parents so that you are regularly updated. With younger children, particularly babies, we understand the importance of your childs’ care routine, and we aim to maintain continuity between home and Nursery.
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Our team
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individual children. All of our practitioners are expected to share this commitment and have been thoroughly vetted in accordance with Ofsted requirements. Our Senior team are all qualified and highly trained in child care and education. We also use an apprenticeship scheme to train enthusiastic and passionate individuals who are starting out in their childcare career. Practitioners receive regular ongoing training to help them to further their career and knowledge of childcare to reach their full potential.
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Welfare
We consider health and safety of each child of upmost importance and each child is allocated a ‘key person’ when they first start at the Nursery.  This ‘key person’ will ensure that your child feels individually cared for. Children’s meals are cooked on site every day by our qualified cook. We use fresh fruit and vegetables and source meat locally. We cater for all allergies and dietary requirements.  
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Careers
Do you have a childcare qualification or are looking to do a childcare apprenticeship?  If you are interested in joining our team, please email your CV to recruitment@forburygroup.co.uk
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Come and see us

We welcome visits to the Nursery for Parents and Children to view what we can offer and meet our dedicated team.  We provide an open and friendly environment where we encourage learning and development from an early age.

Get in touch

Waingels Gardens Day Nursery
Waingels college, Waingels Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4RF

Telephone: 0118 918 6060

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