Brighter Futures for Children runs three nurseries, The Lodge at Southcote, The Coley Lodge and Sure Start Whitley Nursery. All three are a great place for children to play and learn.

The Lodge at Southcote

The Lodge at Southcote
85 Coronation Square
Southcote, Reading
RG30 3QP

Monday to Friday


Offering day care and sessional care, 51 weeks of the year.

  • Quality provision with excellent resources
  • Highly qualified and motivated staff
  • A large, secure, outside play area
  • Nutritious, freshly prepared food
  • Excellent delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Offer quality activities, providing a great foundation for learning
  • Work closely with families and professionals
  • Provide personalised learning and regularly assess children’s learning, ensuing they are making progress
  • Promote equality by ensuring that all children are included and supported.

“I have high ambitions for all our children and lead a highly motivated team to ensure that the environment is generous in learning opportunities, the curriculum for each child is ambitious and all children are making strong progress.’’

Did you know, we also have an Explorer Room, an Adventure Room and an Inventor Room? 

The Coley Lodge

The Coley Lodge
Coley Children’s Centre
St Mary’s and All Saints School
Wensley Road
Coley, RG1 2DA

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

9.30am – 2.25pm, term-time only.

We offer free childcare for eligible funded two-year-old children. The nursery is based within the grounds of St Mary’s and All Saints School in Coley. The children benefit from a large, well equipped indoor and outdoor space cared for by experienced and qualified practitioners.

Together with our families we are ambitious for the children and focussed on their success and wellbeing. Our overall objective is to deliver the best possible opportunities for the children of Reading. Our vision is to unlock all the resources in the borough of Reading to help every child have a happy healthy and successful life.

“I am passionate about supporting children in early years and have been working in childcare for nearly 20 years. I have worked in various settings including nurseries and a creche provision. I am proud to be the room leader at Coley Lodge and for what we can offer for two-year olds in this small community.”

The Lodge privacy notice also covers Coley Lodge.

The Lodge Day Nursery’s privacy policy

Sure Start Whitley Nursery

Surestart Whitley Nursery
252 Northumberland Avenue

Monday to Friday


Offering day care and sessional care, 51 weeks of the year.

  • Highly qualified and motivated nursery and teaching staff
  • Quality provision with excellent resources
  • A large secure outside play area and separate baby garden
  • Nutritious, freshly prepared food
  • Excellent delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Flexible care including 2, 3 and 4-year-old funding
  • Developing harmonious and nurturing relationships
  • A focus on family life, culture and experiences
  • Recognising that every child is unique
  • Responsive in the moment teaching
  • A generous learning environment with first-hand experiences
  • Learning through play
  • A continuation of learning at home.

Together with our families we are ambitious for the children and completely focussed on their wellbeing and success.

Learn more about funding for your child

2 year olds

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3-4 year olds

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