Welcome to Orchard Day Nursery

The Orchard

Founded in 1989, the Orchard is set in beautiful half acre gardens situated on the edge of Caversham in Reading.

We operate a Day Nursery, Pre-school as well as ‘Top Cats‘ After School Club and Holiday Club.

We provide a happy, safe, and stimulating environment in which all children feel secure and valued. There is a homely and welcoming atmosphere for all, with excellent facilities and a highly skilled team of professional practitioners.

Healthy, nutritious meals are freshly cooked on site by our own cook so you can be assured your child will be nourished throughout the day.

We are open from 8am – 6pm throughout the year.


Nursery Care: 10mths – 3yrs
Pre-School Care: 3yrs – 5yrs
Top Cats: After School & Holiday Club

Full and part time nursery care with a child-centred approach to education is offered for children aged 10 months to 5 years.

After School Care and Holiday Care is available for children in Reception and Year 1 classes every week day during term time and throughout every school holiday.

We offer a safe collection service from Caversham primary schools Monday to Friday during term time.

We have a dedicated team of professionals with extensive experience of working with and educating children. Please get in touch with any queries or for an informal chat or to arrange a visit at any time convenient for you.

Our ethos is underpinned by a profound love
for children and a belief that meaningful, two-way relationships are vital to life-long learning.

Our Aims

We work with parents to enable children to:

  • Be positive and emotionally well balanced individuals
  • Develop a thirst for knowledge and an enthusiasm for learning
  • Feel confident to take risks in order to be the best they can be
  • Embrace and demand increased independence
  • Harness a sense of respect for themselves, for other people and for the environment
  • Experience equal opportunities regardless of gender, race or ability.

To achieve this we provide a…

  • Strong partnership with parents and carers that contributes to each child’s successful development
  • Rich and stimulating environment that, through the continuous provision, promotes increased independence and develops children emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially and in ways that are meaningful and that build on what they already know
  • Curriculum that is thoughtfully planned around children’s interests, well organised and carefully structured by the staff who understand the needs of the young children
  • Well qualified, highly skilled team of hard working professionals who receive excellent ongoing training, and who are driven to remain abreast of new developments in child care, child development and education. (Link to Staff Team)