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Waverley Preparatory School and Day Nursery

Welcome to Waverley Nursery 

Our separate Nursery website contains much more information specifically about Waverley Nursery, inspected as 'Outstanding'. Please click here to be redirected. 

         Provision is outstanding. Children learn and develop exceptionally well through stimulating play and valuable first hand experiences" ISI 2011 

Waverley Day Nursery offers excellent childcare in a warm, welcoming and nurturing environment for the very young. We care for children from 3 months to 5 years with a focus on stimulating, developmental learning through play. Our childcare provision is extremely flexible with a choice of drop-off and collection times between 07:30hrs and 18:00hrs for either term-time only or 51 weeks a year. Our Nursery was awarded a rating of 'Outstanding' in our most recent inspection in February/March 2024. 

We nurture the individual child by:

  • Caring for and educating children in a beautiful, stimulating environment 
  • Using materials that challenge, inspire and extend your child's learning
  • Providing qualified teachers to enhance your child's learning
  • Supporting the individual learning outcomes by working closely with each child
  • Teaching children to respect and develop collaborative relationships within our Nursery and School community
  • Being guided by your child's own interests and discoveries to enhance their learning

There are plenty of opportunities to explore and discover within our nursery rooms and gardens at Waverley Nursery whether your child is rolling, sitting, crawling or walking! Waverley Nursery provides a nurturing, safe and welcoming environment. Our unique single-storey, ground floor nursery offers safety, and also the freedom of indoor/outdoor play choice for all children. Each age group also has its own classroom and own outdoor area.

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Waverley Day Nursery offers:

  • Flexible hours to fit in with working parents, between 07:30hrs - 18:00hrs 51 weeks per year.
  • Inspected as 'Outstanding' in March 2024.
  • Educationally-based to give children the best start and a head start for school.
  • Plenty of outdoor learning/Forest School/outdoor play to provide children with different learning methods, fresh air and constantly changing play opportunities.
  • Single, ground floor nursery for safety, and freedom of indoor/outdoor play for children.
  • Healthy, balanced menus cooked onsite by our own chefs.
  • Ultra secure 3-step security for nursery entry.  Via key fob, finger print recognition and staff authorisation.
  • Waverley Nursery is linked to Waverley Preparatory School. This provides a thorough, seamless education from 0-11 years.
  • We enjoy regular use of the school facilities - including the Library, Melton Hall for physical development & Woodland Walks in the surrounding environment.
  • Older nursery children are able to see and mix with school children and get used to a school environment which is good preparation for school.
  • A good balance of experienced staff.
  • A seamless transfer to ‘big school' as our Nursery and School are on the same site.
  • We provide parents with a weekly development update on their child's development via a secure online system (called 'Tapestry'). Updates include your child's learning progress, achievements, artwork, particular foods they enjoyed at mealtimes and special moments with photos. This is only accessible by each child's parents and is available remotely 24 hours a day. 
  • We work closely with all parents to ensure a close relationship between child, teacher and parents. Every child has a key worker to monitor the individual child's development, share learning progress and discuss any concerns.



For more information or to arrange a visit, please visit our Admissions page here (you will be redirected to our Nursery website) or email Mrs Helen Jenkins, Head of Admissions, via admissions@waverleyschool.co.uk.