Waterside Nursery and Preschool

600 Thames Valley Park, Reading RG6 1PT

Waterside Nursery and Preschool, Reading, Berkshire
Waterside Nursery and Preschool, Reading, Berkshire
Waterside Nursery and Preschool, Reading, Berkshire

Waterside Nursery and Preschool is part of Bright Horizons portfolio which received the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) award in April 2016. The nursery is an ideal childcare base for all families who live or work locally to Thames Valley Park, with a team of skilled and enthusiastic childcare professionals giving dedicated support. The nursery was rated 'Good' by Ofsted in the latest inspection (August 2016).

The purpose-built facility offers a warm, secure and friendly environment, giving children boundless opportunities to play, learn, discover and explore the world around them. Children have access to a range of indoor resources and each spacious room has direct access to a secure garden which includes: climbing frames, sandpits and large growing planters.

The children are helped with their transition to school with Bright Horizon's unique Ready for School Programme which includes: Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians. Healthy meals and snacks are prepared on-site by the talented chef.

Extracurricular activities include – Green Gardeners, Creative Cooks, Scientists and Artists, Ready for School, Melody Music, children’s rugby classes (Scrumys), free Zumba class, soft play room and Sensory Space.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Anna Donegan (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Wokingham Borough Council

Number of Staff: 21

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 120

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

Thames Valley Park is at the end of the A329M. Once in the business park turn left at the second roundabout and then left again. The Nursery is immediately opposite David Lloyd.

Visiting:

There is a free Thames Valley Park bus running from Reading Station.

Parking:

The car park is right outside the nursery.

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.6 Waterside Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.619)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Waterside Nursery and Preschool is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 65 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Waterside Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 31 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.619 for Waterside Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (515 Excellents x 5) + (227 Goods x 4) + (31 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 775 Ratings = 4.619

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Waterside Nursery and Preschool is based on 31 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 24 positive Reviews (120 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 31 Reviews ÷ 24 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    45
  • Good
    20
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    57
  • Likely
    8
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Waterside Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    46
  • Father of Child
    19

Our son was at Waterside for three years and greatly enjoyed his time there. We appreciated the dedication and experience of his key workers, helping him to make friends and making education fun. One nice touch was how they gave the preschoolers pretend school afternoons, with practice at sports kits and carrying trays. A thoughtful way to help prepare them for a school setting. I'd recommend Waterside to any parent as a place you can trust and rely on for your children.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter joined Waterside nursery when she was 1.5 years old and later transitioned to pre-school. She is now graduating from Water pre-school to join school this September. During her time at Waterside, we are extremely happy with her growth and development. She can get dressed independently, put on her shoes, apply creams and is fully toilet trained. She has acquired the ability to hold a pen, scribble, draw basic structured like circles, squares, flowers, she can recognise letters, count to 20 but more importantly, she is well equipped to enter school life with confidence.

Waterside staff have always responded to our concerns - they are always friendly and approachable, and I feel at ease knowing that it is in a safe and caring environment. Staff were fantastic at finding activities to suit our child's interests and learning needs, and also helping her to come out of herself. She was treated like an individual. Such a nurturing foundation means that starting school will be smooth. Thank you Waterside!

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter started her journey at the nursery in September 2015 at the age of 2 years 4 months. Ever since, she has been going to this nursery for whole days for all the five days, until she starts school in September 2017. We were apprehensive as to how she would do, as it was the first time she was staying away from her family, but everything went smoothly and the 2 years just flew by and all has been well. The staff have indeed been very helpful to make her stay pleasant, and us satisfied about her care. She has grown to be friendly, talkative and the staff have assisted her in all stages of learning and development. We are thankful to the staff at the Bright Horizons Waterside Nursery and am sure we will miss them.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter joined the nursery in June 2017, being just little over 8 months. She is attending 4 full days a week.

Prior her start date, she did 4 settling sessions which were a huge help - each time she became more confident and settled.

All the staff was very helpful and her key carer is amazing.

Our daughter enjoys going to the nursery and I feel confident that she is receiving the best care possible.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both my girls have been through Waterside and I HIGHLY recommend it.
We tried a local nursery and I found the staff to be too young and inexperienced plus only one outdoor area for all ages to share. I LOVE that Waterside has an outdoor space for each room, meaning that they get plenty of outdoor fun and fresh air.
My youngest has delayed speech and all the staff have worked very closely with us to ensure there is a continuity between what we do at home and at nursery, supporting us in the implementation of homework and recommendations from the speech therapist she sees regularly.
All of the Waterside staff are fantastic, considerate, caring, supportive to both children/parents and provide discipline and structure.
The office staff are amazing and incredibly friendly, providing opportunities for parents to get involved.
I fully trust the staff and if ever I have an issue, I can talk to them about it, to get it easily and quickly resolved.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I've had my child attend this facility since he was about 6 months old. He is about to leave for school, having stayed with this nursery all along. The care my child received here was wonderful. I found the nursery and its staff adjusting frequently to the needs of the child, whilst making sure parents were informed daily on the child's progress through different ways.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Quality of education and attention to extra-curricular activities enables Waterside Nursery staff to stay aware and satisfy parents’ needs regarding the potential of kids’ growth and learning. My daughter has been at Waterside Nursery for more than three years and she has shown massive growth in her communication, discipline - her overall confidence is now significantly improved. I feel very proud to recommend Waterside Nursery without any reservation. Thank you to each and every staff member for all you have done for us.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter has been part of the family at Waterside for over 3 years. She has moved through every room/group within the Nursery and is very excited about 'graduating' as we look forward to the next adventure at "Big School"! We've been very pleased with the care and service provided. More importantly, it's clear that our daughter has flourished in the environment. A big thank you to everyone who has cared and contributed over the years at Waterside.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter will soon be graduating from Waterside, having joined when she was a year old and I have been delighted with the care and investment the team has put into her development and enjoyment during this time. There are staff members that have looked after my daughter since the very beginning and have shown a personal interest in how my daughter is developing.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son started at Waterside at 7 months. I found the thought of leaving my son very difficult but I needed to return to work. Waterside couldn't have been more supportive. From the settling in sessions to the introductions to our key person, everything went at a pace both my son and I felt comfortable with, and he soon settled in and was extremely happy. He's now been at Waterside for just over 3 years and his development has been remarkable. They have seen him through learning to walk, to talk and now to read and write his first letters. The support we've been given has been exceptional and we have always been really happy with the levels of care and the passion that the staff show for their children. They always take an interest in the individual child's personal likes and interests and incorporate this into everyday learning and play. I couldn't recommend Waterside highly enough, for other parents looking for a nursery / pre-school.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We've had 2 children attend the Waterside Nursery and Preschool over the last few years. Care levels have always been excellent. Our children have returned home happy and educated and often tired from such an active day! It's now time for the youngest one to say goodbye and attend school. We will miss everyone at Waterside and their laughter and fun. Thank you for all your wonderful support over the years.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our son has settled in well to the nursery over the last few months. Having seen other venues/providers I'm really pleased with the staff, the atmosphere and of course the location of the Waterside. Thanks to all the staff for your hard work, patience and care of our son during his transition to the nursery. It's massively appreciated.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff at Waterside Nursery are very welcoming. They make my daughter feel free and happy every visit. She misses nursery and her teachers during weekend.
Daughter learns a lot, she is trying to speak English, because English is not her native language. She is enjoying Melody Music classes.
The food is varied, healthy. The most important thing is that my daughter comes home very happy!
I highly recommend this nursery to anyone needing childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son massively enjoys his time at nursery and loves painting and all the other activities available. The staff are all helpful and give great feedback on how his day was and what we can work on at home.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Best Nursery in and around Reading. My comparison is based on the feedback I have had from other friends who send their kids to other nurseries in and around Reading. This is the best option for me personally as my workplace is in Thames Valley Park. However, even for those who are not based in Thames Valley Park, this probably is the best nursery in Reading. This place is a single stop for any child's needs. I haven't had to go out of this nursery for anything related to childcare. This centre provides a well-rounded service including social and physical development. There are various activities through the year which encourage positive growth and my son has had excellent turn around in his skills overall. Staff are friendly, to say the least. Overall cleanliness is excellent. Feedbacks are well received and implemented.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I currently have two children at Waterside Nursery and they both really enjoy spending time there. The staff are very welcoming, helpful and supportive. The children get involved in such a wide variety of activities each week and it is lovely to see their social skills developing. I would recommend Waterside Nursery to anyone looking for a high quality childcare provider in the Reading area.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Waterside Nursery is a friendly place and complements a child's early education in a fun and exciting way. The activities on offer have been varied and appropriate to my child's age and personal targets. The staff have been excellent, knowledgeable and supportive throughout his time at Waterside Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Our daughter really enjoys going to the Waterside Nursery. She is a very active child and loves playing outside. At Waterside each room has its own garden which is really nice, as they can safely play with the toys which suit their age.
We found all staff at Waterside are very helpful and caring, if you have concerns about anything, you can just talk to them straight away.
Waterside organise lots of activities for children, such as farm coming to visit, Christmas party, Melody music, hairdresser cutting hairs and professional photography.
Overall we are happy with the nursery and would recommend it to anyone, especially for the people who work at the TVP, as this nursery opens from 7:30 in the morning.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending Waterside since she was 10 months, and at nearly 4 years old I can absolutely recommend this nursery to anyone considering placing their child here.
From the outset, the staff have been wonderful, particularly the key person/people that my daughter had been placed with, and care and consideration has always been placed on ensuring the right 'fit' for her, which has contributed to how she has grown and developed into the confident little person she is today.
Communication has always been very good, both formally through the learning diaries as well as informally when picking her up at the end of the day. They genuinely treat her almost as a family member, developing a close rapport, take the time to get to know her likes and dislikes and tailor her learning and development to suit.
Only slight downside is that the fees are a little more expensive than other nurseries locally if not working at TVP.
She has LOVED her time here

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Our son is very happy at nursery - he is only there for three days a week, but we are sure that one of the reasons he is doing so well developmentally is because of this. He does talk about other children at the nursery so is obviously making friendships as well, which is great.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

Nursery staff are fantastic with my daughter. They are very caring and supportive and my daughter has improved greatly in confidence and speaking ability. The nursery building itself needs modernising and the floors need replacing.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Poor

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Waterside is a lovely nursery. Staff are kind and caring and provide a range of stimulating activities which they encourage the children to participate in. They get regular outside time and the food is apparently very good! Communication with parents is good, in particular, they provide suggestions on weekly activities that can be done at home to support nursery themes. My daughter is very happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

We have been delighted with the Waterside Nursery and Preschool. My daughter has really developed since attending and enjoys every day that she is there. Picking which nursery is right for your child is a difficult decision to make and after viewing a few nurseries, when I walked into the Waterside, the atmosphere felt right - it was friendly, clean and most importantly the children were happy. My daughter has thrived whilst being at the nursery and every day comes home with something new that she has learnt. Each day the staff let me know what activities she has been doing and this helps us continue the themes at home. The staff are brilliant and go out of their way to know every child and their individual routine. I would highly recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am very happy with both the staff and the management. They have ensured that my son has settled in properly and are always present to give him lots of cuddles if he needs it. I am very happy with his progress and love his enthusiasm to be in the nursery.

The staff have a very good relationship with him and they comply with every small request that I make.

Overall I am very happy with the care and a bit Thank You to the whole team at Waterside!

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff are very friendly and provide great information on how your child has been during the day, covering key aspects such as how much they've eaten and slept, and specifics with regards to their development. Also through creating close bonds with your child, they can highlight subtleties in their behaviour like whether they haven't quite been themselves which is extremely helpful when your child can't talk!

The development approach of the nursery seems excellent and the facilities (toys, garden, extra activities eg. weekly music lessons and animal visits) have been brilliant. The level of communication, such as the food menu, security code and activities, is appropriate and reassuring - I sometimes want to attend to try the food myself! My child is always excited to go to nursery and I feel reassured that she is getting the best care and attention possible while I go to work.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Our son has settled in extremely well at Waterside. He obviously enjoys spending time with the staff and they have got to know him well. He is learning to talk and knows how to say his key worker and buddy's names with a big smile. They seem to do a lot of baking and other activities.

We are always greeted cheerfully as we walk past the office. They obviously know all of the children well.

We are always impressed with the range and quality of the food available. It is good to know that he is getting a healthy and varied diet.
We are really happy with our son being at Waterside.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter has settled into nursery much faster than we expected and it is very pleasing to know that 6 months on, she has formed a range of peer friends. She initially entered nursery not knowing any of the children or staff.

We have been exceedingly impressed by the nursery staff and their care for our daughter in relation to her fussy eating, toilet/ potty training and above all her speech and language delays. Waterside boasts an extremely dedicated team who sincerely wish to progress all children and help them achieve and realise their full potential.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I'm pleased to see my little one is growing well and developing in line with standards provided for his age group. He has not only made fantastic progress with his skills development but also has wonderful friends with other children and staff. We are really happy with the service that our nursery is providing.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

All the staff are really friendly, caring and helpful. Our daughter started at 9 months old and has been there for 5 months now and we have been amazed at how the nursery has developed her skills, such as walking, eating with a fork etc. She seems really happy when she goes to nursery which is a statement on how she is treated. She has easily bonded with everyone there.
The food that they provide is amazing, she eats better than I do. I love the menu and newsletter updates they send us over email. Also being able to collect our child's artwork is always a highlight too.
The environment is really clean and lots of choice of toys indoor and outdoor. They have different activities such as zoo days as well, and melody music, which keeps variety at the nursery. The place seems really safe and easy to park. I trust the nursery and it makes me feel better about being at work knowing that she is happy and cared for, but also developing more than what I could.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Throughout my child's time here I have always been 100% happy. I know he absolutely loves coming here and playing in both the room and the garden. He gets great interaction with the nursery nurses and they are always so attentive to his needs. I would recommend this nursery to anyone. I can't praise the work that all the girls do highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We cannot thank the whole team enough for the care they have given and everything they have done for our child and family. The team made the first time leaving her for the first time so much easier in January 2016 and helped me as a returning to work mum through all the trials and tribulations of balancing work and life.

Although the nursery our child will now attend we regard very highly, we will always hold Waterside with a special fondness and never forget the time we picked up our child due to illness to find the manager on the floor stroking our child's head and making them feel safe while waiting for us. You don't realise how special and unique that type of care is until you deal with other nurseries.

The learning, development, care and support you have provided has been incredible and from day one we felt totally assured that our child was in good hands and above all else, our child has loved their time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Great nursery, friendly attentive staff, who not only develop the children but are keen to ensure that they are happy! Good management and genuine staff who have the children's welfare at heart and strive t to deliver the right result for them!

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

No Praise is small for Waterside nursery Team @ TVP. We got our Kid (4 years old) admitted here for short duration i.e. 2 months when we were transitioning into the UK. It was a big change for her & Waterside nursery Team made all the possible efforts to acclimatise her to new place quickly. It was also important that they were very open to feedback. Since our kid was not able to adjust to afternoon sessions, they promptly offered morning sessions & it did wonders for her. The key is to keep sharing feedback if something is not right & Waterside nursery Team will bake in that feedback.

We would like to mention that a couple of their staff went out of their way to ensure our kid adjusts well to the nursery. We feel very lucky as this team was really concerned about the wellbeing of our child & made all the possible efforts to ensure the child likes the nursery. A heartfelt thanks to all of the above staff. Keep up the great work Waterside nursery Team.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

All the staff within the nursery are very welcoming on a daily basis, they always give a great feedback at the end of the day to let me know what my child has been doing and what they have learnt throughout their day. As a parent one of the most important things for me is that my child is happy in their nursery environment and I can go off to work with no worries for the day. The staff work extremely hard to meet my child's needs and to ensure they enjoy their time at nursery. Overall I feel Waterside is an excellent nursery and I have and will be continuing to recommend it to friends, family and work colleagues.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little one has been coming to the nursery since he was 10 months and will be going to school this September. From day one the nursery has felt like a second home from the staff all being so welcoming, kind, generous and supportive to the fresh food cooked daily onsite by their amazing chef to all of the activities they provide on a daily basis.
All this has helped my little boy become the confident learner he is today and he is so ready for the next adventure. We are going to be so sad to be leaving them all soon just wish we could do it all again.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son really enjoys coming into nursery each day. All the staff in his room are very friendly and very chatty, which made it very easy to leave my son with them. The management team are lovely and always make me feel very welcome in the mornings and evenings. The rooms are big and spacious and there's lot of room for the children to play. They didn't only support my son with settling in they also supported me when I found it difficult leaving him.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter joined the pre-school 11 months ago after attending a previous pre-school for several months, where she struggled to settle, so I was a little apprehensive about her starting a new pre-school but knew it was needed for her social development and starting school. This nursery and pre-school was without a doubt the best choice I have made for her!

The staff are amazing, she settled within a few days and now says every morning 'can I go to pre-school?' which never happened in her previous setting. The activities are creative, educational and really prepare her for school. Each day she comes home with a sticker from their growing programme telling me what she has learnt that day, she loves going home to show these to her dad. The chef prepares the food all fresh and smells wonderful in the morning! I couldn't fault this nursery, staff are welcoming, office staff are always approachable, understanding and the best bit, my daughter always comes home very happy!

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son came to the nursery and really enjoys his time here there are lots of activities always going on for him to enjoy and he loves the garden. Staff and management are also very attentive and help with any enquiries.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son started Waterside 6 months ago and is absolutely flourishing. We put him into nursery to help support his confidence as he is a very shy little boy and he is now able to play alongside other children confidently and happily and he waves me off each morning. His key person has been brilliant supporting him through his new transition we cant thank her and the nursery enough.
He has never been a big eater and at nursery he tries and eats most things and he gets so excited to tell me each evening.
Two very very happy parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have found Waterside to be wonderful nursery and pre-school. My children have been very at happy there and are always happy to go in each morning. The environment is warm, caring and fun; and have learned a huge amount.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Waterside has been a great environment for our son to play, learn, grow in confidence with other adults and other children. The care given is brilliant, communication from management is good and they are flexible especially as we had to take our son briefly out of nursery whilst he had major surgery. His reintegration was smooth and easy too, as was his change of key worker.
My only suggestion for improvement is communication about making arrangements around moving rooms, as I have been unclear when visits would take place.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I feel that my child has really excelled in certain areas since starting nursery over 4 months ago. My daughters confidence has grown and she absolutely loves going to nursery and the girls that work there. I am kept up to date with her behaviour, what she is eating, how long she is sleeping for and also what she really enjoys, this in turn really helps me at home in completely learning activities with her.

I receive regular correspondence from the nursery, so I feel that I am kept up to date with everything, the office staff are a joy to work with, nothing is too much trouble and they are extremely helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am very happy with the nursery since my son started here last month. All the staff are so lovely and caring and show a real interest in my son's learning and wellbeing. He always comes home really excited about what he has been learning about that day. I feel safe leaving him at nursery knowing that the team in his room know him very well already and are always looking out for the safety of the children.
I love the outdoor space in the each of the gardens and am very happy that my son gets to play outside lots throughout the day and has been taking part in the gardening club. He also loves the Zumba classes and Sports club classes that are on weekly.
I would highly recommend this nursery and it is has a great location if you work in or around the Thames Valley Park area.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Waterside is such a lovely nursery. The staff have been absolutely amazing since my daughter first started nursery. They care for her and keep her happy and content for the whole day. The range of activities on offer to her are brilliant and keep her occupied as she can be non-stop, with free flow to the garden at all times this is an added bonus and she loves to be outside. I love the growing programme activities she takes part in and she loves the stickers she gets for taking part in them. The feedback I get each evening explains exactly what she has learnt that day and how she is developing every week, they make the experience so personal. The leadership and management of he nursery is fantastic and so professional at all times. For a first time mum this has been an amazing journey for my family and very reassuring.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff are very engaging with the children, always looking for new ways to enhance their learning.

The children have the opportunity to do extra activities such as sports and music and they also participate in seasonal events such as sport day, Easter and Christmas celebrations etc.

We always receive useful constructive feedback from the staff enabling continuity of care.

The menus are incredibly varied and healthy which helps greatly with fussy eaters and means that there's no problem having the occasional little treat at weekends!

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

This is a great nursery with a lovely team of staff. My son has attended this nursery over the last 11 months and has really enjoyed him time here. The staff take a real interest my son's care and education and I know he is in great hands when I drop off in the morning.
The activities that go on throughout the day are always exciting and educational. We get a great handover at the end of each day letting us know what he has learnt, eaten, slept etc. I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has attended Waterside nursery since he was 6 months old and has thoroughly loved his time there. In this time he has had some wonderful key workers who he has made some strong bonds with and is very sad to be leaving. I have always felt happy dropping him off before starting work and I used to love the photos and updates on his days when he first started as a baby. The management in the office do a fantastic job, they are friendly and are always very happy and approachable should you have any problems. The food is great and the menus change with the seasons, the puddings have recently changed and they now have fruit for every pudding.

When I told my son that he will be leaving the nursery soon he got upset and said he didn't want to leave so to me this speak volumes and shows just how happy he is there.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending this nursery/preschool since she turned a year old and I returned to work. She has enjoyed each of the rooms she has been in from the “baby room” to the pre-school room; in each room she has had amazing key-workers providing support to her and myself during many of her key stages of development. She has made some great friends with the other children and has a special bond with her key-worker.
As a parent I feel that the staff are all approachable and understanding to any questions or reassurance I may be seeking. I particularly like the end of day feedback which is face to face with the staff in the room so I can understand what she has accomplished during her day and any areas I can help her with at home, the staff are also keen to hear of activities we do at home and the weekends to help and support her growing needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

After an extremely disappointing experience with another Reading nursery, we set about the challenge of finding a new nursery for our 11 month old daughter with a great level of apprehension. Any worries we had were quickly put to rest within a few minutes of walking round Waterside - the team are incredibly friendly, welcoming, and the children seem to genuinely love their surroundings there.

Each week we receive, via email, the nursery's menu as well as a guideline of what the children have been doing in their respective groups. This is a great touch, and gives us, as parents, a great insight into how our child is progressing and the new things she's learning. We also get pictures sent to us occasionally, which is really nice.

To summarise - Waterside is a great purpose-built nursery, with good staff and great surroundings - Our only regret is that we didn't choose it sooner.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter joined Waterside when she was just ten months old and has flourished during her first year at the nursery.

The team have always been extremely warm and caring, with plenty of activities in the day's schedule, a well balanced menu and thorough progress reviews. It is clear that strong relationships have been formed with key workers who undoubtedly have a genuine passion for their roles.

It is with complete peace of mind that we drop our daughter off each morning and look forward to seeing her smiling face upon our return.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I've been using Waterside nursery for 6 years now and am happy with the care that my children have received (and are still receiving). I feel that the staff are genuinely happy to take care of the children and enjoy their company. It's a tough job looking after small children and I'm not sure that the room staff are paid well enough in comparison to how much the parents are charged for the care!

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter attended Waterside nursery from May 2015 until October 2015. She was in the Caterpillar room and was looked after by lovely staff members. They were always very good with communicating with me in the morning and the end of the day and if I visited her during the day they were always very welcoming. Only that I moved job we would have kept her at the nursery and we still miss the care they gave her.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son goes to waterside nursery and has done for a year now. He seems really happy here and feedback on his daily activities and 6 monthly reviews show the staff really know him and engage well. His development has excelled since being there.
The outside space is not as large as some other nurseries we saw in the area but I think this shouldn't put you off. They are outside are often as possible and with the smaller class sizes the space isn't cramped.
I would highly recommend Waterside, I leave my son each day knowing he will be well looked after and content to be there.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

After a number of recommendations and a few visits to Waterside Nursery we were confident that this would be the right place for our son while I returned back to work. This is an ideal location for anyone working in or around Thames Valley Park.

The staff and management have been amazing with helping our little boy settle in... those first few weeks are hard on everyone, so the little emails and photos letting you know that your little one is having a fab time really helped put your mind at rest. The settling in sessions were also a key part of helping him settle in so quickly.

After the first few weeks, we barely got a wave before he is rushing in for breakfast, and sitting down at the table with others.

I love getting a daily summary of all the different activities he has been up to, and collecting his artwork at the end of the week.

I couldn't be happier and more confident that this is the right place for our little boy and would recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The staff are great - including the Manager - friendly, approachable, caring and great people to look after the children. Both my children love the time they spend there and I know they are well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Really happy with the staff/carers and the attitude they have towards my child and his happiness. The cleanliness and overall standard of decoration could be improved though, it looks "tired". This left an underwhelming first impression and that will only affect potential customers. I am also really pleased with the lines of communication, I feel that I have a channel and importantly that I am listened to and good ideas are considered fairly.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Poor

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has recently started the nursery and I am very happy how she has settled in thanks to the great staff team. My daughter has a great time at nursery and enjoys going in each day. Everyone is very friendly and makes you feel welcomed.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have sent both of my sons to Waterside Nursery since they were 10 months old and we are all very satisfied and happy.

With my first son I was terrified of going back to work and leaving him with other people, but he settled amazingly at Waterside and I couldn't be happier. He is due to start pre-school soon and I know his time at Waterside will be invaluable for when he joins school. When I had my second son, I didn't have the same fear of leaving him because I knew he was going to be very well looked after like his brother. Which he is. Everything from meals, to parent/nursery co-communication, to EYFS education and of course fun is very well covered. Most importantly I know my children are safe and in good hands.

Only slight niggle is the cost for two, but I can't complain as it's worth the money!

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Marketa Cardon, Mrkg at Waterside Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 29 Oct 2015:

Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to hear that you are happy with the level of care we provide.

We have sent both our children to this nursery over the last 7 years and have always been pleased with the level of childcare and support that the staff have provided. We are always greeted in a happy enthusiastic manner when we arrive, the staff are very tentative towards our children's individual needs, whether it's a cuddle or inclusion in an activity prior to us leaving. The food menu is interesting and nutritional. Varied activities throughout the day to keep the children entertained. Key workers and all the room staff are very friendly, caring and happy people! Both our children have enjoyed their time in this nursery... 2 happy parents :)

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Marketa Cardon, Mrkg at Waterside Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 29 Oct 2015:

Thank you very much for your positive review.

I would recommend to parents who work on the business park at TVP. I have no reservations about recommending this nursery and would advise that is a large nursery and can accommodate many children. Parents looking for smaller groups may not find this ideal as in some rooms can be very busy when there is the maximum no. of children permitted.

The gardens and outdoor areas are lovely and spacious which is one of the key priorities for me (in addition to the catering and staff). There's a separate outdoor area for each group which I like very much and appropriate outdoor toys to suit and challenge the age groups.

I am very pleased about the recent menu change. I have always had concerns about the amount of sugary puddings and have welcomed the removal of them as well as the different types of 'new' ingredients introduced to the menu including new types of fruits.

I also like that this is a purpose built nursery so the facilities are great for the children. Finally, the staff I speak to regularly are attentive to the children and there is a good level of trust between us.

I have not put 'extremely likely' and I would have liked to put that to reflect the extreme professionalism of some members of staff I regularly speak to but there are 2 reasons I did not. Overall I do not feel the same standard is reflected across all staff. Sometimes I don't know the staff and whilst I appreciate there is the need to use Bank Staff, I feel it's important to be introduced and know the names of people that take care of the children. Secondly, when the Preschool room is at full capacity, I think there is too many children for the size they occupy and the noise levels are great. This is a difficult environment for children to develop their certain types of learning such as reading, writing and arithmetic (albeit at a basic level).

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Marketa Cardon, Mrkg at Waterside Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 03 Nov 2015:

Our primary focus is to deliver high standards of care and education through a motivated and supported team of individuals, whilst providing safe places for the children and staff at all times.
Your views are very important to us and we strongly recommend you share them with the Nursery Manager, and give her the opportunity to address them.

My daughter has recently started at the nursery and my wife and I were concerned as to how she would settle due to only being left a minimal amounts of times and with family only. She has settled in extremely well and that is all thanks to the wonderful staff in the baby room. My wife was very anxious about going back to work and this has helped her a great deal. They keep her occupied with fantastic activities throughout the day to keep her busy. We already have lots of artwork for the fridge :)

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Marketa Cardon, mrkg at Waterside Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 21 Oct 2015:

Thank you for your positive review.

We received much care and support at Waterside, as a family and really appreciated everything the team did for our two boys while they were there. Good value for money when subsidised by work but expensive as a stand alone day rate.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

marketa, mrkg at Waterside Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 22 Sep 2015:

Thank you for your feedback, what you think is important to us.

My children were very happy at Waterside and enjoyed their time immensely. There were always a large range of activities for them to take part in should they so wish, along with caring and attentive staff, it was a good combination for them.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Marketa, mrkg at Waterside Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 16 Sep 2015:

Thank you, as a valued customer, what you think is important to us.

My son was at Waterside from age 11 months to leaving for school at 4 years 1 month. Being a young starter to school I was worried about his 'readiness' however Waterside have done a great job in preparing him and he is now thriving in his new environment. The activities on offer at Waterside are fantastic and the food has always been to a very high standard. I would recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

marketa, mrkg at Waterside Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 16 Sep 2015:

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are delighted to hear that you are happy with the level of care our nursery provides.

This is such a lovely nursery and I can't thank the staff enough for all they have done for my daughter. She started here as a baby and has progressed through all the different rooms, we have always felt the staff have a real passion for children and know my daughter so well. I love the different activities that go on each day, and it shows in my daughter when she is excited to come to nursery :) thank you

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

marketa, mrkg at Waterside Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 16 Sep 2015:

Thank you for your warm words & positive feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and complement on our nursery.

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