At Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery we encourage good verbal communication with parents as this is a two way of current ideas. We recognise parents as the prime educators and we believe that your wishes are paramount. We believe that Parents and staff should work closely together to ensure the continuity between home and nursery and we welcome any relevant information, suggestions, or constructive criticism you care to provide.

Parents are requested to respect the care, commitment and expertise of the staff that have to make informed professional judgements on the knowledge of the individual child and their needs whilst in our care.

Parents will help their children if they are supportive of the nursery, become involved and interested, and show praise and encouragement to staff as well as children.

Letters and notices on notice boards / doors provide information relevant to parents on anything from infectious illnesses, to staff changes, to forthcoming events. Events have included the annual visit from the photographer, outings, sponsored events, pantomime visit and more.

Wall displays, display books, photographs and videos provide another insight into life in the nursery.

The entrance hall is often used to display information on a specific subject of interest to parents.

We have a Nursery Facebook page which is used to advise of special events, share photos and news with parents, and we also use The Parentmail App to help us communicate effectively with parents.

Staff photographs are also on view. Staff certificates are displayed in a folder in each room.

Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery is the second Nursery to follow from Forbury Gardens. It opened in July 2011, and is located in Reading. We received a 5 star rating from Reading Borough Council for food safety and a silver award from Chiltern Training Ltd for continuous support for our staff training towards their Diplomas in Professional Childcare.
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We will provide a high standard of healthy meals using quality ingredients. Your child will receive a two course lunch and snacks which are prepared by our cook, Tina, using fresh ingredients. We aim to introduce the children to different tastes and textures whilst encouraging good manners and a happy atmosphere when we sit down for meal times.
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The health and safety of all the children are of fundamental importance. We aim to provide a secure and pleasant environment for everyone. We practice a whole range of safety policies and procedures. Your child is allocated a ‘Key Person’ within their room, who is responsible for your child’s well being, ensuring your child feels individual, secure and cherished while they are away from home.
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