Aims and Objectives


At Woodley Gardens Day Nursery we help your children to explore and grow in a happy and healthy environment. This is supported with policies that protect your child whilst in our care; Health and Safety, Positive Behaviour, Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Children. All of these policies are displayed in our entrance hall and copies are available for parents on request.

Our aims include:

  • To understand and meet the differing needs of each child and their parents.
  • Allow children to develop to their full potential, providing a caring supportive atmosphere.
  • Provide a safe environment where each child can develop to their fullest.
  • Promote social awareness and respect for others regardless of their beliefs.
  • Provide equal opportunity for everyone with due regard to any special educational needs.
  • Promote pride, self expression, competence, communication and sensory awareness.
  • Encourage children to have a sense of fun, humour and creativity.
  • Develop positive attitudes, good manners and good listeners.
  • Develop their ability to problem solve, be independent and use their initiative.
  • Help children to understand physical co-ordination, basic numeracy, science and problem solving.

Woodley Gardens Day Nursery complies with Health and Safety Regulations and has been approved by the Department of Environmental Health and registered by OFSTED. All of our policies can be seen in the Nursery Entrance Hall.

The Nursery receives Inspections from Ofsted Early Years, and general guidance is available from Wokingham Council Early Years Advisers. The Nursery has written policies and procedures which have been read and approved by the relevant authorities.

Our policies include:

Health and Safety Policy

Our Health and Safety Policy details risk assessment procedure, how we ensure we are all working in a safe environment, Guidance for staff, COSHH, RIDDOR, Electricity, Fire Safety, Accidents, Food and Hygiene and Child Safety. Please see our policies and procedures file.

Equal Opportunities Policy

Our Equal Opportunities Policy details our Admissions Policy, working with families and children, The Curriculum, Food and Festivals, Resources, Language, Special Needs, Grievances, Discriminatory Behaviour, Complaints. This policy will be sent out to you with a place offer.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy

Our SEND Policy details our procedure for monitoring special needs and disabilities and to ensure that all children have the same entitlement to a broad based curriculum. This policy will be sent out to you with a place offer.

Safe Guarding Children Policy

This policy will be sent out to you with a place offer.

Positive Behaviour Management

This policy outlines how we encourage positive behaviour and how we may deal with any challenging behaviour. It also provides guidance for staff and parents. This policy will be sent to you with a place offer.

There are also many other policies and procedures in our Policies folder which can be found in our Entrance Hall. Any of our policies can be copied for parents on request.

Admissions Policy

On enquiry a Welcome Pack will be given to prospective parents and an introductory visit will be suggested. On receipt of a completed Waiting List Enrolment Form, the child’s name will be added to the waiting list. There is no charge for this.

Nursery places are subject to availability. There will be equality of access to nursery places as outlined in the Woodley Gardens Day Nursery Equal Opportunity Policy. When a place becomes available within a suitable age group, parents of a child from the top of the list will be offered a place according to the start date required. Priority will be given to children requiring all day care five days a week, then to those requiring all day care on two, three or four days per week, particularly those who can be successfully matched to make a full time place. Siblings of children currently attending will also take priority of places.

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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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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For more information about our training opportunities please email [email protected]
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