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Waverley Preparatory School and Day Nursery

History of Waverley Nursery

Waverley began life in 1945 as a private school in Crowthorne, Berkshire. At first many of the pupils were the sons and daughters of masters at the nearby Wellington College. The school quickly gained a reputation for providing a very high quality of education, with a particular focus on meeting the needs of individual pupils - a tradition which remains strong to this day.

By the early 1990s Waverley’s original premises in Crowthorne were bursting at the seams and Waverley Prep School moved to a new site in Finchampstead in 1997. At this time, the accompanying Waverley Nursery only offered care for children from 2 and a half years old. 

Expanding to include the youngest children

Waverley's ethos has always been to offer education in a setting with a family feel. It became increasingly evident, however, that the youngest members of Waverley's community, namely babies and toddlers, were not being given the opportunity to be part of this family.

In 2011, it was therefore decided to expand the Nursery to offer care for children from 3 months old. Waverley was now able to offer a seamless transition for children from 3 months all the way through to 11 years old. 

An award-winning Nursery with an outstanding reputation

Waverley Nursery has rapidly built a reputation as a nursery providing outstanding care and education to children aged 3 months to 5 years. With a run of recent industry awards, Waverley Nursery prides itself in combining an excellent education with an awareness of the natural environment in a rural setting. Our children are taught the importance of supporting, appreciating and enjoying nature in everything we do.

With highly trained staff, including trained Early Years Foundation (EYFS) teachers, Waverley's Nursery provision continues to be much-admired in the local community and wider Wokingham and Berkshire area.