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Open 51 weeks per year
7am – 7pm, Mon – Fri
Standard day: 8am – 6pm
Excluding bank holidays & inset days

Fees

N Reading
3-5 Craven Road
Reading
RG1 5LE

01189 952 583

 

Why N Reading?

We’re committed to offering you a nursery experience like no other; and with N Reading, we’ve gone all out. A sensitive restoration of an impressive period property, the nursery is filled with character while equally purpose-built to support every element of our early years curriculum. Our large playrooms are filled with natural light. There’s a specialist art and cooking room, while outside, the garden comes complete with a messy play area, adventure playground and slide.

Open Longer

We’re open 7am – 7pm, with no punitive late fees.

The great outdoors

Our garden comes complete with a messy play area, adventure playground and slide.

Beautiful spaces

A sensitive restoration filled with character while equally purpose-built to support every element of our early years curriculum.

Always learning

We support our educators to pursue early years degrees and further studies.

Friendliest nursery in town

We’re creating the best experience for our children, parents and teams.

Get in touch

Rethinking Early Years Education

Here at N, we’re on a mission to Rethink Early Years, offering a fresh educational outlook to prepare children for life in the modern world. Working with leading early years experts, we’ve blended our own unique curriculum, taking influence from a variety of learning philosophies including Reggio Emilia, Bruner, Forest School and Montessori. We were recently named the UK’s highest quality nursery group and we believe that our bespoke approach, combined with the learning outlined by the EYFS, supports all of our children to play and explore, be active learners and critical thinkers.

Our bespoke curriculum is split into four key pillars of learning:

Holistic health

Self expression

Global responsibility

Inventive ideas

Learn about our curriculum

The N Day

Drop off

We recognise that mornings can be a challenge, and we’re committed to doing everything we can to ensure a positive and warm start to the day.

Child-led play

Children are able to freely play with our many resources including our art studio, dress-up stations and the
N library.

Mealtimes

All N meals are prepared from scratch by our in-house chefs. We have family mealtimes where the children eat as a group with their key educators.

Educator-led learning

Every day our educators will lead small group or individual sessions covering a wide range of topics, including yoga and cooking.

Outdoor learning

Our gardens provide the perfect backdrop for physical activities such as climbing, ball games and obstacle courses, as well as Forest School-inspired learning, planting and water play.

Sleep and rest

Our nursery rooms are designed to convert into cosy sleeping spaces, while children who no longer require a sleep can still relax in our designed ‘hygge’ corners.

Pick up

At home time, parents are encouraged to come in and chat with the educators and hear all about their child’s day and accomplishments.

Menu

We’ve worked with the former Head of Nutrition at Jamie Oliver, Laura Matthews, to make sure that we deliver a balanced menu that supports every child’s developmental needs. Our chefs prepare fresh meals in our cafe kitchen, everyday.

This week's menu

The N Reading Management Team

Maddiy

Support Manager

Maddiy has been working in the field of childcare since 2006 and holds an NVQ level 3 in childcare as well as a degree in business management. She has a deep passion for working with children and is dedicated to bringing awe and wonder into their everyday lives. She is particularly passionate about taking children out into the community and helping them to become familiar with and understand their local environment.

Roshney

Deputy Nursery Manager

Roshney has finished her Dip Level 3 in Children, Young People and Workforce. With 5 years of experience, she holds a managerial position. During her free time, Roshney finds pleasure in baking, taking leisurely walks, fishing, and cherishing valuable moments with her family.

Fees

Under 3 years £82 per standard day
3 years + £77 per standard day

Fees include all meals, snacks, formula for infants, nappies, and trips.

Minimum attendance is 2 full days, including a Friday or Monday. All conditions are subject to availability.

Making payments

Fees are due in advance, and we issue invoices mid-month for the following month. Unfortunately there can be no refunds for sickness or holidays. Any fee increases will be communicated 2 months before affecting your invoice and are based on the nursery’s running costs.

Flexibility

You can extend the standard day (8-6pm) by up to an hour each way at the same hourly rate on a pay as you go basis - i.e. £8.20/hr for under 3s or £7.70/hr for 3 years+; equivalent to £2.05/15mins or £1.93/15mins.

Joining fees

To join the waiting list at N, parents are required to pay a waiting list registration fee of £200.

On accepting a place, this fee will become a non-refundable joining fee, and you’ll be asked to pay a £400 place acceptance fee, which will be deducted from your final invoice.

Standard fees

Minimum 2 full days including a Monday or Friday. Multi-day discounts have already been applied (see below for details).

Funding: Please note, for 2-day plans, your entitlement is capped at 20 hours, in line with your actual attendance.

Fees last updated 22/02/2024

Standard plans

2 days

£697.00

3 days

£1,045.50

4 days

£1,324.30*

Full time

£1,611.81*

Standard plans

2 days

£697.00

3 days

£1,045.50

4 days

£1,324.30*

Full time

£1,611.81*

Fees with 15 hours Early Years Funding Entitlement applied (from September 2024)

2 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

3 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

4 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

Full time

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

Fees with 30 hours Early Years Funding Entitlement applied (from September 2025)

2 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

3 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

4 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

Full time

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

Standard plans

2 days

£697.00

3 days

£1,045.50

4 days

£1,324.30*

Full time

£1,611.81*

Fees with 15 hours Early Years Funding Entitlement applied (from April 2024)

2 days

£307.38

3 days

£655.88

4 days

£954.16*

Full time

£1,251.41*

Fees with 30 hours Early Years Funding Entitlement applied (from September 2025)

2 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

3 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

4 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

Full time

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

Standard plans

2 days

£654.50

3 days

£981.75

4 days

£1,243.55*

Full time

£1,513.53*

Fees with 15 hours Early Years Funding Entitlement applied

2 days

£359.91

3 days

£687.16

4 days

£963.69*

Full time

£1,241.03*

Fees with 30 hours Early Years Funding Entitlement applied

2 days

£261.89

3 days

£392.83

4 days

£684.07*

Full time

£968.78*

*Multi-day discount applied

Standard fees

Minimum 2 full days including a Monday or Friday. Multi-day discounts have already been applied (see below for details).

Funding: Please note, for 2-day plans, your entitlement is capped at 20 hours, in line with your actual attendance.

Fees last updated 22/02/2024

3-8 months

Standard plans

2 days

£697.00

3 days

£1,045.50

4 days

£1,324.30*

Full time

£1,611.81*

9-23 months

Standard plans

2 days

£697.00

3 days

£1,045.50

4 days

£1,324.30*

Full time

£1,611.81*

Fees with 15 hours Early Years Funding Entitlement applied (from September 2024)

2 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

3 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

4 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

Full time

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

Fees with 30 hours Early Years Funding Entitlement applied (from September 2025)

2 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

3 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

4 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

Full time

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

2-3 years

Standard plans

2 days

£697.00

3 days

£1,045.50

4 days

£1,324.30*

Full time

£1,611.81*

Fees with 15 hours Early Years Funding Entitlement applied (from April 2024)

2 days

£307.38

3 days

£655.88

4 days

£954.16*

Full time

£1,251.41*

Fees with 30 hours Early Years Funding Entitlement applied (from September 2025)

2 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

3 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

4 days

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

Full time

£ TBC - awaiting funding rate

3 years+

Standard plans

2 days

£654.50

3 days

£981.75

4 days

£1,243.55*

Full time

£1,513.53*

Fees with 15 hours Early Years Funding Entitlement applied

2 days

£359.91

3 days

£687.16

4 days

£963.69*

Full time

£1,241.03*

Fees with 30 hours Early Years Funding Entitlement applied

2 days

£261.89

3 days

£392.83

4 days

£684.07*

Full time

£968.78*

*Multi-day discount applied

Multi-day discount

4-day plans (5% discount) and full-time plans (7.5% discount).

Sibling discount

We offer a discount if you have two or more siblings in nursery at the same time (7%). The discount is applied to your eldest child’s plan.

NHS discount

We offer a 10% NHS discount on a limited number of 4 and 5 day plans.

Emergency day swaps

In cases of healthcare or childcare emergencies, we can offer up to a maximum of 5 emergency day swaps per year, subject to availability. An agreed emergency day swap is to be used in the same calendar month as the absence. Bank holidays and nursery closures are exempt.

Ad hoc days

Subject to availability, you can purchase extra ad hoc days at the standard daily rate. Ad hoc days can be booked a maximum of two weeks before the requested date.