Peace of mind for working parents

Brightstart Day Nursery first opened it's doors on 4th July 1994. It is a privately run Nursery and our owners have been involved from the outset. We pride ourselves on our caring, friendly, homely environment.

Bright start Day Nursery is situated in the attractive village of Theale, which is a few minutes from junction 12 of the M4 (and Theale railway station) and about five miles west of Reading Town Centre. Theale's footpaths allow us to safely take regular excursions to the library, shops, post office, park and occasionally the railway station to see the trains go by.
We have a long-standing, highly qualified management team, who have in excess of fifty-five years experience (post qualification) between them; their 'hands on' approach to childcare means they know all the children and are always happy to spend time talking with parents. The Management Team are backed up by owners who spend time at the Nursery and participate on a regular basis.

We are registered for 72 children; and have 26 permanent staff consequently our staff to child ratios are usually better than OFSTED's requirements.

Opening hours are 7:30a.m. - 6p.m., Monday to Friday. We are closed on Bank Holidays and during the period between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. We offer full and part-time Day Nursery childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years old.

  • Mrs A Smith, Reading

    To all the wonderful staff at Brightstart. You are magnificent! With thanks for all you have done for our Guus in this last year. You will always be in our thoughts when we say our little prayers at bedtime!

  • Happy Parent

    Ruby came to you as a 10 month old girl who couldn't walk, crawl or talk. She's leaving at 2yrs 4 months as a confident bubbly, walking, or rather running chatterbox. As parents we couldn't wish for a better place to bring her to and you've all done us.

  • Happy Parent

    Thank you to you and all the staff for caring for him and filling his days with so much fun. He has really come out of his shell since being in Butterflies and we appreciate the encouragement the girls have given him, especially in the creative field! And for preparing him for the next step.