Wise Owls at Farm View Day Nursery, Reading

Wise Owls provides outstanding Day Nursery care for 8 weeks to 5 years old

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Need more information? Contact us on 01628 620013 or at info@wiseowlschildcare.co.uk

Wise Owls Day Nursery is based at Loddon Court Farm, Spencers Wood, Reading

Age: The day nursery accepts children from 8 weeks to 5 years old.

Hours: Nursery care is from 7.30am until 6.00pm.

Days: From Monday to Friday 51 weeks per year.

Q When can I register my child? A As soon as you like then please call to arrange a viewing of our Nursery first before making your booking on line. Your child will need to be born with a date of birth and name before booking.

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Day Nursery Routines

Children thrive with the use of routine and we at Farm View believe a solid structure throughout the day helps them to gain the confidence they need to continue learning and have a positive engagement to their surroundings.

During the nursery day the children have set meal times, Breakfast, Morning snack, a hot cooked lunch and tea all of which are healthy and well balanced, we also provide formula milk and nappies for babies. The menus are for all to see on notice boards around the setting.

Throughout the day all children are given ample opportunities to explore all areas of learning from crafts, role-play, Reading corners and sensory alongside some free play sessions and more structured learning such as phonics and small group times. Each age group has their own routine which flows with the various stages of development.

We provide a fun, safe, caring and stimulating environment for our children with a wide range of play opportunities which are both child and adult lead.

Some children have a sleep/sleeps during the day and quite times and spaces are available in all rooms for the children to rest should they wish to do so out of sleep times.

We pride ourselves on teaching our children well and preparing them with life skills. More information on our rooms (click button through to page)

Settling in procedure for our Day Nurseries


Booking into our Day Nursery

Once you have had your show round at the nursery you will be required to sign up on the website www.wiseowlschildcare.co.uk where you can register all of yours and your child’s details and make a booking request. You will be required to pay fees which include a £50 non-refundable admin fee and £100 deposit, the deposit will be returned to you once we have received the correct notice from you following our terms and conditions which are available to read on our website and at the setting.

Home visits

Once your booking request has been confirmed you will be contacted the month before your child/ren start date regarding the home visit and to book your settling in procedures. This is where the Room Leader will come and meet yourself and your child in their own surroundings which is where the parent- partnership will start. We will go through your child’s routine, their requirements and their interests so we can give them the best start at our nursery. During the home visit you will complete an ‘all about me’ form about your child.

Settling in to Nursery

What happens on a settling in day?

We would encourage parents to remain at the nursery for the first visit and then for the second visit to leave their child with us, however, we are aware each child settles differently. On the child’s settling in sessions they will start to build a relationship with their keyworker and the staff within their room, they will be introduced to the other children in the room and start to understand our routine and the fun we have at nursery. Their keyworker will provide activities based on their interests to settle them into nursery. We understand it is a big step starting nursery and the keyworker will be there to comfort and settle your child. Please see below the settling in timings.

Full time (5 days)

1st visit - 9:00am - 11:00am

2nd Visit – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

3rd visit – 9:00am – 3:00pm, There will be a charge of £5 to cover the cost of lunch.

4 Days or Less you are entitled to 2 visits which are:

1st visit - 9:00am - 11:00am

2nd Visit – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

If after having the settling in sessions you feel your child requires additional visits to the nursery this can be arranged with the manager however there will be a charge of £25 per visit. Timings to be agreed with the manager.

Change of sessions/cancellation

If you require to change your start date/ or sessions for any reason, you will be required to provide the nursery manager with a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice to ensure we have the availability.

If your child does not settle and you need to move the start date for a few months due to this then you will lose your £100 deposit, we will then schedule in when you will be joining us. We must have a minimum of 1 weeks’ notice. 


If after the process of booking, home visit and settling in you decide the nursery environment is not right for your child you have the right to give notice and not start with us, however, you will lose your £100 deposit as this goes towards the whole booking and settling in process.

If your child is fine after the settling in process and you do not wish to start your child with the nursery, half of the first months fees will be due.