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Waverley Preparatory School and Day Nursery

Nursery inspected as 'Outstanding'

Pre-School inspected as 'Excellent'

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Welcome to Waverley Nursery, Wokingham 

Waverley Nursery, located in Finchampstead, on the outskirts of Wokingham, offers excellent childcare and education in a warm, welcoming and nurturing environment for children from 3 months to 5 years. Our Day Nursery and Pre-School are located in a rural, woodland setting enabling the outdoors and our Woodland School to be a key focal point of our 'learning through play' ethos. Inspected as 'Outstanding', Waverley is an award-winning Nursery having also achieved highly-sought after nursery industry accolades. Our childcare provision is extremely flexible with a choice of drop-off and collection times between 7.30am and 6pm for either term-time only or 51 weeks a year.  Our Pre-School (Nursery 3 and Foundation) was also inspected as part of a School inspection and rated 'Excellent' by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) (2022).

Waverley Nursery is now accepting registrations for children between from 1st Sept 2024 and 31st August 2025. Prompt registration at around 16 weeks of pregnancy is recommended. 

We nurture the individual child by:

· Caring for and educating children in a beautiful, stimulating environment with access to the excellent facilities of the Prep School.
· Offering a range of extra-curricular activities to broaden your child's interests and development, including French, Speech & Drama, ballet, Woodland School, Kickers football and library story time sessions.
· Being an educational Nursery providing qualified teachers to enhance your child's learning. Find out more here
·Working closely with each child individually to develop and maximise their learning.
·Offering a seamless transition to Waverley Prep School, currently ranked 'Best in Berkshire' and 33rd in the UK out of over 20,000 Prep and Primary schools.
·Being guided by each child's own interests to enhance their learning.

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Parents say about OUR NURSERY

Nursery 3 Parent

Waverley Nursery has really built my son's confidence. 

My son always loves going to Waverley Nursery. His confidence has really improved, he's chatty, has made plenty of friends and his favourite lesson is Woodland Walks.  Thank you Waverley Nursery!

Parents say about  Our school

Nursery 1 Parent

These babies are having the time of their lives!

Waverley is home away from home for my son. I am so happy and always so relaxed when I drop my 11 month old there for 9 straight hours! Hats off to the teachers and carers. Thank you. 

Waverley Nursery celebrates the jubileeVideo

Waverley Preparatory School -

Ranked 'Best in Berkshire' and 33rd in the UK (Jan 2024)

'Top Marks' and 100% Compliant in our ISI School Inspection - 2024

Rated 'Double Excellent' in our ISI School Inspection - 2022

Waverley Nursery is located on the same site as Waverley Prep School and therefore offers a seamless transition to pupils from our Nursery through to school. We are thrilled that our Prep School is ranked 'Best in Berkshire', being the only school appearing consistently in The Times Top 100 Prep Schools for the last 13 years. We are now also ranked no. 33 in the UK (Jan 2024) out of over 20,000 Prep and Primary schools (rankings are based on the academic results of Waverley's Year 6 pupils). Our Prep School and Early Years setting (Nursery 3 and Foundation) have recently (January/February 2022) rated as 'Excellent' by the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) - the highest possible rating. Waverley's grammar school results are also outstanding.  Please note that entry into Waverley Preparatory School is a separate admissions process and pupils at Waverley Nursery are not automatically allocated a place but our Nursery offers an excellent grounding and seamless transition for pupils moving to our Prep school. To read more about our Prep School, click here. Alternatively, click here to be redirected to our separate Prep School website. 

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