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Waterside Day Nursery and Preschool


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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
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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.

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Meet the Team

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Lana Wilson

Waterside Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Kirsty Warner

I have been in childcare since 2006 and joined Waterside in 2014 as maternity cover room leader for the baby room; I soon became a permenant member of staff leading the 1-2’s group. After a year I moved into lead the pre-school group and becoming Third in Charge. In November 2016 I was successful in becoming maternity cover Deputy Manager.  Having spent a lot of time in each age group I have a sound knowledge, understanding and experience of all age groups developmental stages. 

I hold a foundation degree in Childcare and Education which I love putting into practice every day, delivering a variety of different activities and resources for individual children to learn and develop while having fun!

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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