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Nursery Team

The quality of the Nursery is dependent upon the skills, attitudes and commitment of the staff. At our Nursery we work as a team to create a safe, stimulating, friendly and caring environment in which the children learn and develop to their full potential.

The team at a glance:

  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • Paediatric first aid qualifications
  • Certificate in basic food hygiene
  • Safeguarding children training
  • DBS checked
  • In-house training
  • External training to improve skills

At Riverside Day Nursery our staff are like family. Each team member is chosen for their warmth, dedication and ability to provide a high level of care to your child.


Senior Staff



                                                                                                             Our Acting Manager is Judith and she has worked at the nursery since it opened in 2004. Judith is NNEB qualified with a  Level 3 in on-line Management and a Level 2 in Team Leading.



Brenda is the Room senior for Ducklings and is Acting Deputy Manager. She has worked at the nursery since it opened. Brenda is qualified to NVQ level 3 and has a Level 2 in Team Leading. She has been part of the team since 2004.


Becky is a Senior Nursery Nurse and  is our Transition Coordinator as well as being a designed safeguarding officer. She a has a level 3 NVQ in childcare and Level 2 in Team Leading. Becky is working towards Level 3 in Mangement. She has worked at the Nursery since 2011.

Ducklings Staff

Led by Brenda

Jadie has completed her NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and works full time. She has been working with us since 2013.                                                  

Ickra is our apprentice and has recently gained her NVQ Level 2 in Childcare and is a full time of staff. Ickra is working towards her NVQ Level 3. She has been working with us since 2015.                                           

Maureen is a Nursery Assistant who joined us in  2008. Maureen works part time between 7:30 till 13:30 everyday.



Beth is our apprentice.She is working towards her NVQ Level 2. She started with us in 2017.


Cygnets Staff

Led by Katrina


Katrina is the Room Senior for the Cygnets.                                                                                                                                                                                  She is qualified to NVQ level 3 and has a Team Leader Level 2 qualification.                                                                                                                     Katrina is a full time member of staff and has worked in the Nursery since 2010.     



Graham is a senior nursery nurse in the Cygnets room and is one of our designated safeguarding deputies.                                                                          He has a NVQ level 3 and Team Leading Level 2 qualification.                                                                                                                                                 He is currently working on completeing his Management Level 3.                                                                                                                                                 Graham is a full time member of staff and has worked at the nursery since 2013.

Khadijah is a qualified nursery nurse and SENCO.  Khadijah has completed her NVQ level 3. She is currently working towards Level 3 in Mangement. Khadijah is a full time member of staff and has worked in the nursery since 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Iqra has completed her NVQ Level 2 and is looking to start a NVQ Level 3 in childcare.                                                                                                        She is a full time member of staff and has worked at the nursey since 2015.



Sameea is our trainee and is working towards her NVQ level 3.                                                                                                                                              She joined our team in 2016 term  time only.


Shelley is NNEB qualified and works is an Early Language Lead Practitioner.                                                                                                                        She works 9am-3pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during term times.                                                                                                                        Shelley has been part of the team since 2010.

Swans Staff

Led by Chloe.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chloe is qualified to NVQ level 3 and has her Level 2 in Team Leading.                                                                                                                                  She is currently working towards her Management qualification.                                                                                                                                       Chloe works part time and has worked in the Nursery since 2007.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kimberley is senior nursery nurse in Swans and is the nursery's trained Behaviour Ambassedor.                                                                                               She has a NVQ level 3 in chilcdare and a in Team Leading.                                                                                                                                          Kimberley is a part time member of staff and has worked at the Nursery since 2005                                                               



Sasha has completed her NVQ Level 2 and is looking to start her NVQ level 3 in the near future.                                                                                         She works during the term time and has been working at the nursery since 2014.             

Rukeya is a qualified NVQ level 3 Nursery Nurse and works full time.                                                                                                                                    She has been employed since 2014.    

Allie  has a NVQ Level 3 qualification in childcare.                                                                                                                                                                  She is currently working towards her Team Leading Level 2.                                                                                                                                                   Allie works as a part time member of staff and has been with us since January 2015.                       


Jasmine is working towards her NVQ Level 3.                                                                                                                                                                          She has been working at tne nursery since Sept 2014.


Support Staff

Bron is our Finance and Administration Officer and has worked for us for 10 years. She works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8.00am-3.30pm.

Our Cook Janice has just started working for us from January 2017.

Sue is our cleaner and has been with us since 2004 cleaning the Nursery each day from 5pm.

Riverside Day Nursery Ltd
Tilia Lodge, Palmer Park, London Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 3PA

Telephone Number: 0118 966 5040
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