Greyfriars Day Nursery

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Greyfriars Day Nursery is an independent day nursery based in the heart of Reading town centre. Our dedicated and caring team provide a balance of care and learning for all children.

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Lauren Farmer
Contact Position
01189 589558 01189 589558
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Where to go

Greyfriars Day Nursery
64, Friar Street
Directions to RG1 1EH

Time / Date Details

Session Information
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


£339 (5 days)  Per Week
£78 (one day)  Per Day
Nursery fees are variable dependent on the child's age and the sessions they attend throughout the week. The costs above are for under 3 year olds.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
Limited access in day nursery and under 3's are cared for upstairs. No access to term-time nursery.
Special Needs provision
Special Needs Experience
Speech & Language difficulties
Emotional needs
Language impairment
Dietary needs
Hearing Impairment
Delayed speech
Wheelchair user
Autistic spectrum
Developmental delay
Global Development Delay
Toileting Assistance
Learning difficulties
Provision for special dietary needs
Can make special cultural provisions
We are a Christian organisation and welcome all children and families.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Vacancies available these include 2, 3 & 4 year funded places. Term time only places limited, few spaces available.

Funded Places

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

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Additional 15 hours of *Free* childcare offered
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
EY341447Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
25/11/2008Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
13/03/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
23/07/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
15/10/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
04/04/2019Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
22/11/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Contact Name
Lauren Farmer
Contact Telephone
0118 9589558
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type
Local Offer Updated
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Greyfriars Day Nursery is affiliated to Greyfriars church and sustains a Christian ethos in line with the church's values.

We aim to provide a balance of care and learning to all children.

We are situated in the heart of Reading's town centre. Our detached house and garden, formerly the vicarage, offers an attractive and homely environment for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

The nursery is open from 8.00am until 6.00pm from Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year, excluding bank holidays.

Our enthusiastic, caring staff are keen to work closely with parents in order to provide the very best for each child and their unique development.

Last user update: August 2022

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

Our experience of supporting many children with a range of special and/or medical needs means that we are very skilled in meeting the individual needs of all the children.

We place great importance on identifying Special Educational Needs early so that we can begin the process of assessing and providing required provision for the children as quickly as possible.

We have a named SENDCO for the nursery who works very closely with all staff, parents/carers and outside professionals to support all children and their needs.



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

Staff work in partnership with parents/carers and outside professionals, where required,  to draw up Individual Education Plans that are tailored and unique to each child needs.

Parents will be invited to discuss their child's plan regularly, Parents/carers are welcome to discuss any individual plans made at anytime as an informal chat or can set up a meeting with the childs key person and/or SENDCO if they would prefer. Parents will be invited to attend feedback, if required, for any visits from an outside agencies that may be involved with their child.

Termly reports are sent home for all children that cover their progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum; there is also space for parents to comment on their child's report if they wish to do so. All parents are encouraged to contribute to their child's learning journey from a home perspective.



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

All planning is done effectively to meet childrens individual needs and interests, all activities are inclusive and available to all children.

Activities will usually be planned and based on a child's current developmental stage, all children are encouraged to take part in the activities and staff encourage older and more able children to scaffold parts of the activity for the younger children to help progress and extend their development, adapting activities where necessary to meet individual needs if required.


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

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) covers the period of children's development from birth to Five years. This provides a framework for us to use so that we can ensure your children are receiving rich and stimulating  learning experiences.

Your child's Key person will plan their activities based on their knowledge of each child's individual interests and their next steps in their development . Assessment is an ongoing feature of the EYFS and is done through a cycle of observations and monitoring the children's progress.


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

Depending on the individual needs of the child, support can be offered in the form of equipment to help them communicate, understand or take part in the daily routine or if needed the setting can seek outside agencies and additional funding to help meet the child's needs, depending on the severity.


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

The setting SENDCO and your child's keyworker will regularly review assess your child's progress and review their individual learning plan at 6 week intervals. They will evaluate any progress made and extend your child's targets if required.

Your child's keyworker will share your child's Individual Learning Plan with you and ask you to sign it to confirm you agree with the strategies we are putting in place to help your child in nursery, will would be happy to give you a copy if you should require one.

Each child's individual learning plan has a place for both yours and your child's aspirations , where applicable, and at each review you will be asked if there is anything you would like to add or any progress you feel your child has made that can be noted as part of their development since the last review to their learning plan.


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

All Children are supported to ensure they are involved in all activities and outings, any additional support that they would need would be tailored to their unique needs to ensure they are able to fully access any resources and experiences the setting can provide.


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

The ground level is accessible for children with mobility difficulties and wheelchair users via the pre-school door that backs on to the garden, the garden itself is accessible through a set of double wooden gates that attach to the car park.


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

Once you have been allocated a school place for your child, your childs key person will arrange a date for you and the school to meet. The meeting will follow a set format of descibing yours childs strenghts and achievements, their difficulties and their needs along with the strategies needed to ensure a comfortable and smooth transition. Parents are central to these meetings and they provide a good opportunity for you to raise any concerns that you have about your child starting 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/Carers are given regular opportunity to give feedback via feedback forms, their child’s report and during Individual Learning Planning. All policies and procedures are reviewed annually or more often as needed.


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

Please come along to the setting any time from 8-6 Monday to Friday or by telephone where the manager or deputy will be happy to answer any questions that you may have


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


Parents/Carers are given regular opportunity to give feedback via feedback forms and their child’s report. A record is kept of all complaint and compliments.  



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