Welcome to Our Nursery

Waingels Gardens Day Nursery is part of The Forbury Group of Nurseries, established in 1991.We are open Monday – Friday throughout the year (except public, bank holidays and between Christmas Day and New Year). We offer full time and part time places. Our opening hours are 8am – 6pm.

We are situated in the grounds of Waingels College, with ample parking for dropping off and picking up your child.  The Nursery is close to the A4 and ten minutes from Reading town centre.   

All of our meals are home cooked using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. We also cater for all food allergies and dietary requirements. Our other Nurseries are situated in Reading and surrounding areas; Forbury Gardens, Berkeley Gardens, Woodley Gardens and Newbury Gardens Day Nursery.

Our ethos

Our ethos is to create an environment where children are engaged, motivated, independent thinkers, who have a positive attitude to learning, supported by secure and respectful relationships. We only have one chance to get it right for our children and what we do now, stays with them for the rest of their lives.

Nursery Manager – Amy Polaszewski


Amy has worked with the Forbury Group of Nurseries since May 2009. She had a short break in 2014 for one year for travelling, working in America, as a Nanny. Amy then returned to the Nursery in May 2015.

Amy has worked mainly in our sister nursery Forbury Gardens, and completed her Level 3 Diploma with the company. Amy has attended many other training courses.

Amy qualified quickly and progressed throughout Forbury Nursery by promoting to a Room Leader, Senior, Third in Charge, Deputy Manager, and then into the role as Nursery Manager of Waingels Gardens Day Nursery in August 2022.

Amy’s role is flexible to work both in the nursery office and in the rooms with the children.  She has a sound knowledge of the EYFS and of each child’s individual needs and requirements. Amy has experience of  working in all age groups. Amy has a good knowledge of safeguarding at the Nursery and how to deal with any issues that may arise as a Designated Safeguarding Officer. Amy has a vast knowledge of children with Special Educational Needs and has experience in the role of SENDCO.

Amy has a young son who also attends the Nursery.

Waingels Gardens Day Nursery is part of The Forbury Group of Nurseries, established in 1991. Our other nurseries are situated in Reading and surrounding areas; Forbury Gardens, Berkeley Gardens, Woodley Gardens and Newbury Gardens. We offer full and part time places to children from 3 months old up to the age of 5 years. We are situated in a purpose built building adjacent to Waingels Copse College, Waingels Road.
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We aim to provide a warm, happy, welcoming environment for everyone. Our qualified staff understand the importance of allowing each child to develop their individual interests and learning skills. We endeavour to provide different activities everyday to help each child progress fully. 
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Our Curriculum
We hold Personal Progress Reports on each child and assess your child’s development daily. This report is shared with parents so that you are regularly updated. With younger children, particularly babies, we understand the importance of your childs’ care routine, and we aim to maintain continuity between home and Nursery.
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Our team
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individual children. All of our practitioners are expected to share this commitment and have been thoroughly vetted in accordance with Ofsted requirements. Our Senior team are all qualified and highly trained in child care and education. We also use an apprenticeship scheme to train enthusiastic and passionate individuals who are starting out in their childcare career. Practitioners receive regular ongoing training to help them to further their career and knowledge of childcare to reach their full potential.
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We consider health and safety of each child of upmost importance and each child is allocated a ‘key person’ when they first start at the Nursery.  This ‘key person’ will ensure that your child feels individually cared for. Children’s meals are cooked on site every day by our qualified cook. We use fresh fruit and vegetables and source meat locally. We cater for all allergies and dietary requirements.  
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Do you have a childcare qualification or are looking to do a childcare apprenticeship?  If you are interested in joining our team, please email your CV to [email protected]
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Come and see us

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

Waingels Gardens Day Nursery
Waingels college, Waingels Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4RF

Telephone: 0118 918 6060

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