Welcome to Our Nursery

Woodley Gardens Day Nursery is part of a chain of 5 Nurseries – The Forbury Group. Forbury Gardens Day Nursery opened in 1991, Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery opened in 2011, Newbury Gardens Day Nursery in 2013 and Woodley Gardens Day Nursery opened in 2017. More recently we have also opened a new nursery on the grounds of Waingels College, Waingels Gardens Day Nursery.

Woodley Gardens Day Nursery is a privately run Nursery offering high quality professional childcare for families in Reading and the surrounding areas.

The Nursery is located in Woodley, on the east side of Reading, with easy access to the M4, A329 and Reading town centre. We care for children from 3 months to 5 years and we are open 51 weeks of the year from 8 am- 6pm. Monday – Friday. Full and Part time places are available.

‘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.’


Our Practitioners

Our best resource is our dedicated and passionate practitioners, we devote time to training our apprentices to becoming fully qualified Nursery Nurses, our supportive managers develop individual training plans for our employees for their continued professional development throughout their training and beyond.

Our senior Nursery Nurses and room leaders are qualified Nursery Nurses with a certificate in First Aid and either a National Nursery Examination Board Certificate (NNEB), B-Tec National Diploma, NVQ level 3 in Childcare, Early Years Educator (EYE) or DCE Level 3 in Childcare and Education. They will usually have received two years professional training with practical experience in a day nursery, primary school, the home, hospital and special care centres.

We aim for our practitioners to continue to progress within in our nursery and we support them in their career development. With an enthusiastic and hard working team we aim to achieve the best possible outcomes for the children in our care.

Emily Wilson - Deputy Manager

Our Nursery Manager

Emily joined Woodley Gardens Day Nursery in August 2017 as a Qualified Nursery Nurse.

Emily holds a Level 3 Diploma for Children’s and Young People’s Workforce. Emily was promoted to Room Leader of our baby room in 2018, she then took on the role as Trainee Deputy Manager in March 2019 and finally becoming Joint Nursery Manager in August 2022Emily holds up to date certificates in paediatric first aid, safeguarding children, food hygiene and fire safety. Emily is also a Designated Safeguarding Officer. Emily has worked with all age groups within the Nursery, and recognises all of the children’s individual needs and requirements.

Emily has continued her professional development by gaining her Level 4 Diploma in Childcare and Early Years.

Woodley Gardens Day Nursery is part of The Forbury Group which was established in 1991. We are a privately run children’s day nursery. Offering full and part time places to children from 3 months up to the age of 5 years. We are situated on Reading road.
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Please have a look at our objectives for your child. We want all children to be safe, happy and healthy and able to enjoy and achieve whilst at Nursery. We provide a warm, welcoming, cheerful environment and offer everyone the opportunity to engage in different activities during their day. We aim to allow their individual interests and learning skills to develop fully.
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Our Curriculum
Everyday, we observe your child’s needs and assess their development. We hold a Personal Progress Report on each child and keep parents regularly updated. We aim to maintain continuity of each child’s individual care routine beween your home and Nursery, particulary for babies.
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Our team
All of our practitioners are highly trained, providing the highest standard of professional child care and education. Before each member begins their employment, they are thoroughly vetted in accordance with OFSTED. We are all dedicated and committed to giving your child individual attention, so that their social, emotional and intellectual aspects are fully nurtured.
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Health and safety is considered of upmost importance and the Nursery practices a range of saftey policies and procedures which are available for you to read. To ensure security and well being, we allocate a ‘key person’ for each child. This helps us to ensure that each child is individually being cared for and feels cherished.
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For more information about our training opportunities please email [email protected]
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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

Woodley Gardens Day Nursery 
71 Reading Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 3AE
Telephone: 0118 921 9100

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