Playday (Caversham) Ltd

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ADD a little bit of love, fun, passion, imagination and put it all in one place. You Get PlayDay. 

We are a small independent run nursery for children aged 3 months - 5 yeas old on Hemdean Road in Caversham.

Following “in the moment" sessions, getting back to letting children be children and allowing them to lead play as much as possible.

We offer free flow, which allows all children to independently choose to move between the different environments. We use as much authentic/raw resources, loose parts, natural resources and materials as we can, to enable children to grow and be a part of our local community. 

All staff are fully qualified with many years of experience and specialise in Family support, behaviour management, qualified SEN, child counselling and a vast knowledge of EYFS. 

We are open 5 days a week Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6.30pm.

Currently offering Weekend Show around to perspective Families. 

If you’re interested in a place for your child - call 07855493363 for more details. 

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sam & Acheya
Contact Position
Manager and Deputy
07855 493363 07855 493363

Where to go

Playday Caversham
100, Hemdean Road
Directions to RG4 7SD


All cost are fully inclusive of meals, nappies and milk.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
Special Needs provision
Special Needs Experience
Language impairment
Hearing Impairment
Heart conditions
Mobiltiy difficulties
Motor impairment
Learning difficulties
Memory difficulties
Physical impairment
Prader Willie
ADD & Hyperactivity
rare genetic syndrome
muscular dystrophy
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Partially sighted
Sickle Cell Anaemia
Autistic spectrum
Sign Language (BSL)
behavioural problems
Renal failure
Aspergers Syndrome
Serious allergy
Speech & Language difficulties
Cerebral Palsy
Spinal problems
Stoma care
Challenging Behaviour
Bowel disfunction
Social & Emotional needs
Brain damage
BSL Sign Language
Spastic diplagia
Delayed speech
Developmental delay
Williams Syndrome
Toileting Assistance
Visual impairment
Walking disability
Cystic Fibrosis
Emotional needs
Endocrine problems
Dietary needs
Downs syndrome
General Special Needs
Global Development Delay
Feeding assistance
We have an on site qualified SENco.
Provision for special dietary needs
Can make special cultural provisions

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
No vacancies at the moment, waiting list in operation. Contact nursery for more details. No vacancies until 2024.

Funded Places

Has 3 & 4 year old funding
Has 2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Additional 15 hours of *Free* childcare offered
How many places are available for the additional 15 hours to meet the 30 hours childcare
3 days or more
Intending to provide 30 Hours?
Registered to provide 30 Hours?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7:30 6:30
Tuesday 7:30 6:30
Wednesday 7:30 6:30
Thursday 7:30 6:30
Friday 7:30 6:30

School Pickups

Offers school pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
2527781Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
10/02/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type
Local Offer Updated

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings


PlayDay Caversham 0 - 4 years (Funded children accepted) 

We are an independent family run nursery, set within the heart of Caversham. Our ethos is embedded within every day practice, to care, nature, support and enable  children to become confident young individuals within our community. 

Children are able to free flow and independently take their learning to the areas within.the Nursery that best suits their requirements. Our team have a wealth of experience across many different sectors including, childcare, Send, family support workers, multi multilingual practitioners and much more 

We believe that it takes a village to raise a child whilst supporting the whole family and delivering expert practice. 

Highly qualified staff including Level 4 SEND, Level 5,3,2, practitioners. 

Defib on site and Lifevac across who nursery. 

1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?

Meeting with Parents/Carers

All about me books



Workng closey with Brighter Futures

2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?

Key-worker communication

Informal and unformal conversations

Ongoing assessments

Parents Evening 

Parent Open days 

Open door policy 

3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?

Adapt routines 

Visual timetable

Advice from professionals

Refelective practice 

4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?

Needs of the children

Working with the parents and professionals involved

Creating EHCP 

Tailored resources - PECS , Visual Timetables and prompsB

Attention Autism and Makaton


5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?

Qualified SENco level 3

Qualified Level 2  in Autism 

Invite professionals to visit and advice and train when needed.

Working with local childrens centre and teams . 

Signposting parents to agencies.

Family Support in Home if needed 

Evening Parent Workshops


6: How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?

Development Matters 

Observations and learning journey.

Yearly reports 

All about me 

Focus weeks

Stay and Plays 

Home visits if required




7: How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?

Inclusive learning and adaptation to each activitiy to meet each childs needs

Daily risk assessments 

High ratios 

1-1 if necassary 



8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?

Low level all on one floor.

9: How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?

Prepare child for school 

Build relationships with new settings.

Visits with child.

Transition booklets


10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?

Action plans 

Feed back to parents.

Review forms

Improvement plans 

11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?

Sam Norris - Manager / SEN / DSL 

Tel 07855 493363 

or Acheya Wheeler  

Assistant Manager  / DSL 

Tel 07855 493363


12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?

Verbal feedback 

Meeting with management 

Complaints policy and procedure .


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