Pine Rivers Kindergarten



The family run Pine Rivers Kindergarten has provided exceptional childcare since 1971. Our large spacious building has plenty of character and large rooms that give a light airy feeling and provide lots of space in which our children can play, learn and develop.


This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lesley Delecia
Contact Position
0118 9598232 0118 9598232
Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd
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Where to go

Pine River Kindergarten Ltd
5, Western Elms Avenue
RG30 2AL
Directions to RG30 2AL

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Monday 07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 18:00
Thursday 07:30 - 18:00
Friday 07:30 - 18:00


Email admin directly for a breakdown of fees.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
Special Needs provision
Provision for special dietary needs
Can make special cultural provisions

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
No vacancies at the moment, contact for more details. No funded only places. Waiting list in operation. Possible vacancies from August 2023.

Funded Places

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

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Additional 15 hours of *Free* childcare offered
When are the additional 15 hours available? (e.g. Monday to Friday, 8am to 1pm)
5 days per week, 6 hours per day or 3 full days per week term time only OR 20 hours stretched over 52 weeks - AM or PM over 5 days or 2 full days per week. Additional costs may apply.
How many places are available for the additional 15 hours to meet the 30 hours childcare
Intending to provide 30 Hours?
Registered to provide 30 Hours?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00

School Pickups

Offers school pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY481683Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
14/04/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
13/12/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
08/06/2021Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
14/04/2022Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
21/03/2023Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Contact Name
Helen Kimber - Manager
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type
Local Offer Updated
Download more Local Offer details for Pine Rivers Kindergarten ~ December 2020

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings


Pine Rivers is a full day care nursery catering for up to 43 children at one time. The nursery is located on Western Elms Avenue in west Reading.


Updated December 2020

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

We identify children requiring extra support through obervations which in turn provides information for their summary of progress and the next steps. Their progress as well as their language is tracted regually. The health visitors and our own 2 year old checks also provide us with vital information.    

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

Each child has a key person who runs their profile. Parents see the profile via Iconnect daily and a assessment is provided every three months. Any concerns we may have are voiced to the Parent. In conjunction with the parent, any other professionals involved and the Senco an individual education plan will be drawn up.

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

A child with an individul education plan will have activities incorporated in the rooms planning to support the child in the areas needed.

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

Activities will be adapted so as to include all children to take part. The nursery may use a visual time table to enble a child to know what will happen next or to give the child visual choice.

Advice may be sort from any other prefessionals involved to enable the nursery to support the child in the best way, to coincide with them and home.

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

The nursery may purchase individual toys and resorces and if required apply for additional funding for extra support.

All other profressionals involved are welcomed in to the nursery and their advice and support is welcomed. 

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

By observation and summary of progress. The review of the individual education plan and any further individual education plans put in place. Parents will be invited to read and sign any plan put in place for their child. 

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

By adaption, planning  and risk assessments.

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

The nursery at present is not accessible for wheelchair users.

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

Transittion to school paper work is produced which is signed by the parent. A transition evening is arranged which all parents are encouraged to make an appointment to come and speak with the childs key person and the nursery welcomes a visit from the school. The child will also have visits to their new school. 

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

Parents are involved with the education plan and their input is welcome. The evaluation of the plan is also seen by the parent and can be adapted together with the new individual plan in conjunction with them.  

11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting? or by calling the nursery direct.

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

The nursery runs an open door policy with key workers.

A appointment can be made with the Director or Manager.

An email is welcomed via our admin.

We have a box in our hall which parents are able to use.


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