News & Events

Shiplake Village Nursery is involved with many fun local events for children, parents and the community alike, such as our regular Pampering Day, the Village Summer Picnic, and the traditional Summer Fair partnered with Shiplake CE Primary School.

We celebrate festivals from around the world throughout the year and annually welcome parents to an Easter, sports day and Christmas event.


  • Parent
    The great relationship the nursery has with Shiplake Primary School meant my daughter's transfer to 'big school' this year was seamless.
  • Ofsted, 2016
    Staff provide a good range of stimulating resources for children that motivate them to learn and provide challenge
    Ofsted, 2016
  • Parent
    The outdoor space is great, it has a beautiful rural outlook with the security of an enclosed garden for the children to enjoy
    Parent
  • Ofsted, 2016
    Partnerships with parents are strong. The regular two-way sharing of information provides continuity for children and involves parents in their children's learning
    Ofsted, 2016
  • Ofsted, 2016
    Staff use effective methods, such as skilful questions, to help children think, solve problems, and develop good communication and language skills
    Ofsted, 2016
  • Parent
    We have been really pleased with the friendly and fun environment, my son loves sitting down with his friends for story time, often learning a new song (with actions) for home.
    Parent
  • Ofsted, 2016
    Staff provide children with lots of praise and encouragement that help raise children's self-esteem and support their emotional well-being effectively
    Ofsted, 2016
  • Parent
    A great team, who really nurture the children's interests, my daughter's confidence has grown so much since starting and she's made some lovely new friends.
  • Parent
    My son always tells me about the fun activities he's done while here, whether it's baking, digging in the nursery garden, hunting for bugs, or visiting the 'big school' once a week.
  • Ofsted, June 2016
    Children enjoy their time at the nursery and form positive relationships with staff. They have good opportunities to learn about the wider world and differences in people.

Policies & Procedures

Read how we ensure Shiplake Village Nursery is a good quality setting for your child