Welcome to MonkeyMoos Caversham, Basingstoke.

Based in the stunning surroundings of Highdown school with its grade II listed buildings and 30 acre grounds. Caversham MonkeyMoos has a home from home feel and cares for children aged from 18 months to 5 years. 

MonkeyMoos Highdown is a warm and friendly nursery which is completely dedicated to giving your little ones the best start to life!

What do we offer at Caversham, Reading?

We are open 51 weeks weeks of the year, we have a variety of different sessions available from 7am-7pm. We offer both funded and non-funded sessions.

We are a 28 place open planned nursery and have spaces for children between the ages of 18 months until they leave for their school adventure. We follow the Ofsted ratio requirements, these are: 1:3 under 2’s. 1:4 under 3’s and 1:8 3 and over. 

With an additional cosy room for the children to enjoy story time and having a snooze in during their nap times, the children can free flow in the building and into the large spacious garden which wraps around the building. The garden is accessible throughout the day, giving all children the choice to explore both inside and outside activities. 

The children enjoy free play with all the ages, as well as adult and child led activities and will also enjoy age focused group times too. We have noticed that the pre-schoolers develop their nurturing sides by engaging with the younger children and the under 3’s language develops due to all the wonderful language they are hearing the older children use. 

We pride ourselves on being able to provide a happy, safe and inclusive environment in which children aged birth to five years old are encouraged to explore their potential!

Review Class


Ivana Gianfrate

My little girl has been attending MonkeyMoos for just over a year now. She loves it. The nursery has a lovely, warm and inviting culture, which is important to us. Many thanks to all the staff for the hard work, love, dedication, and patience to all the children, and for keeping personal belongings in order (toys, clothes), helping with potty training, caring when they are not feeling well, making everyday fun environment to go to which is also very important. All of the staff are so nurturing and supportive, and they provide my little girl with so much care, attention and positivity. I would highly recommend MonkeyMoos to anyone looking for a nursery in the area, and I feel very lucky to have found such a wonderful and happy environment for my daughter. A big thank you once again to all the team


Staff are very friendly and approachable. From the very beginning they have made me and my child feel comfortable and confident that they can encourage my child to grow and make friends. The mixture and range of activities (both inside and outside) is great. The food that's available for dinner seems delicious and introduces my child to food that they wouldn't normally get at home.


Overall very happy with the service. Callum enjoys going and has developed since he started. I find MonkeyMoos has always been helpful when arranging sessions.


Saffron loves going to MonkeyMoos, she loves the staff and we never have any issues getting her to go. The updates and pictures are lovely to see and Saffron loves telling us about Fran and how she is funny. We have three children who have all attended different childcare settings. This one has impressed me most. The staff seem full of energy and seem to develop really close relationships with the children. Staff are always very quick to respond to queries and have been really helpful and professional. I can't believe how many different themes you do and the number of activities it's great!

Giorgia and Scott.

This nursery has very good communication and we love the app updates. It's nice to have special days organised and fun photo shoots, for example, when they do pyjama days. We really like to see the development follow ups. We are really happy with the team at MonkeyMoos. The Manager and Deputy are always ready to listen and to support us.


Our son loves going to MonkeyMoos. He loves Fran and all his friends. Please keep up the amazing work.


My child is happy at nursery, is well supported, and enjoys the company of both the children and staff. It's great to see the themes that are covered and the children's involvement in activities. Really appreciate the daily updates from the team!!
Price: From £60 / Day
  • 28
  • 7am - 7pm
  • Monday - Friday

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