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Waterside Day Nursery and Preschool

Day Nurseries
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30 Hours Funded Childcare
Funded Childcare*
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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend

A place to grow

Waterside Day Nursery and Preschool is a purpose built nursery situated on Thames Valley Park, within easy commute of Reading and the station. Take advantage of the free shuttle bus from the station and be dropped off outside the nursery.

The nursery offers spacious home rooms that have direct access to our large and secure garden areas which provide fresh-air learning opportunities for little ones all year round.

We have a soft play room for safe indoor physical activity that all children can enjoy and we take children on walks to enjoy the lake and wildlife.

Bright Horizons very own curriculum also includes Creative Cooks and Green Gardeners that offer children an opportunity to explore food through cooking with home grown vegetables.

Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is produced on site and is endorsed by Action for Children. All dietary requirements are catered for and there are strict procedures in place in regards to allergens.

We will be delighted to welcome you to Waterside Day Nursery and Preschool, our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal nursery tour at a time to suit you.

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Lana Wilson
Nursery Manager

Food Hygiene Rating of 5

Supporting and Learning

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Bright Horizons Family App

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the NEW Bright Horizons Family App. The app will offer a variety of features that will give you the ability to get more information on your child's day than ever before, as well as being able to notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences, as well as booking extra sessions.

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Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including the government's 30 hours funded childcare* provision. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

*Terms and conditions apply to 30 hours funding. Click here for more information.

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Meet the Team

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Lana Wilson

Lana is the Nursery Manager at Bright Horizons Waterside and Preschool. She have worked in childcare for the last 8 years, working as temporary staff whilst studying at university for her BA(Hons) Degree in Early Childhood studies, to then working through to become manager.

Lana holds great value and emphasis on the importance of providing a stimulating and enhanced environment that encourages all children to be curious and independent learners from birth. If any families have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the nursery where Lana will be happy to discuss this further.

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Jenna Carter

Jenna has worked at Waterside Day Nursery and Preschool for the last 10 years, working her way up from apprentice to Deputy Manager. Jenna holds great affection for children of all ages; cherishing the opportunity to observe children as they develop, enabling them to be confident and independent through enhanced opportunities in their play.

As part of the management team, Jenna is here to support you in any queries you may have.

Waterside Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Kirsty Rozzier

Kirsty has worked at Waterside Day Nursery and Pre-school for the last 6 years, during this time she has been part of the management team. Kirsty has a wide knowledge and experience, which has been extended with the knowledge gained through acquiring her Foundation Degree in Early Years.

Kirsty also is the mother of a young boy who also attends Waterside.

Candy Floss

Candy Floss

Hi, my name is Candy Floss, I joined Bright Horizons in March 2010 as the ‘Super Safety Hero’ to help nursery children stay safe and manage risks. My role as a Health and Safety Super Hero is unique to Bright Horizons and I’m in every nursery, 365 days a year.

Back in 2010, I saw a job advert for a Zebra Super Safety Hero – I was very excited, applied and was invited for an interview with several other zebras. We were interviewed by all the children who then voted on which of us would be their Super Safety Hero. It was hoof biting but I was thrilled when they told me I was the most voted for by the children who all loved me because of my cape and bag. My bag is very special, if something fits inside, it’s a choking hazard. You might be wondering how I got my name. The children in our nurseries chose five names and voted for their favourite. I love it as it’s unique, I mean have you ever heard of a zebra called Candy Floss? Exactly!

Why Bright Horizons

The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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