Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery is part of a chain of nurseries in and around the Reading and Newbury area. The Forbury Group consists of 5 exceptional nurseries the most recent addition being Waingels Gardens Day Nursery.
Berkeley Gardens opened in July 2011, is privately run and offers high quality professional childcare for families in Reading and the surrounding areas. We care for children from 3 months to 5 years and we are open from 8am-6pm Monday-Friday. Full time and part time places are available.
The building itself is accessible to all as a large Victorian mansion with a huge grassed garden and an all weather use playground for younger children. We currently have 5 rooms used for childcare, including a large annex where children in their preschool year can attend (our Dragonflies room), which is located directly next to the main building.
In our May 2016 OFSTED report we had some fantastic feedback: “The Personal development, behaviour and welfare is OUTSTANDING!”; “Staff plan stimulating experiences for children”; “Children enjoy excellent attachments with their key person”; “Children learn good early reading and writing skills”; “Children learn to count and enjoy practising these skills”; “enthusiastic staff help children engage in activities”. If you would like to see the full inspection report please click here.
Maria Hine, NVQ 3, joined the Nursery team in October 2002. Maria took on the position as Nursery Manager in March 2018. Maria previously worked at our sister Nursery Forbury Gardens Day Nursery as the Deputy Manager before transferring over to Berkeley. Maria completed her Level 3 Qualification with the Nursery and worked in a variety of roles from Nursery Nurse to Room Leader to more senior positions.
Maria has a vast experience of child development and has worked in all age groups. Maria has attended a variety of training courses and has a Level 3 Diploma in Management and Leadership. Maria also works in the role of Designated Safeguarding Officer. Maria is a mum to two boys who attended the Nursery before starting school, she also has a Daughter who currently attends the Nursery.
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
Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery
72 Berkeley Avenue, Reading RG1 6HY