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Give your child the best start in life at YMCA Nursery Gosport. Located within the fantastic grounds of St Vincent College, just off the A32 Forton Road, your child will experience a fun and stimulating environment for their learning and development.

The brand new nursery building is purpose-built with two rooms and a dedicated enclosed garden. Your child will access a wide range of activities with our exceptional staff team, enabling them to learn and develop through play with a focus on the outdoors. The nursery fully embraces active and outdoor play with each day bringing a new adventure.

All of our meals are prepared fresh daily so we can ensure your child enjoys healthy, tasty, and nutritious meals.

Playing at Gosport Nursery

Cubs (under 2s)

Our experienced team creates a safe and nurturing ‘home from home for your child, establishing strong bonds with baby and you.

We work closely with you to understand your child’s interests and emerging personality, and help with big steps such as weaning and walking.

New experiences are introduced as your child develops, such as treasure baskets, controlled climbing, and heuristic play.

Your child will have daily opportunities to get messy, be physically active, and express their creativity and development. A cosy sleep space ensures a relaxing nap time.

Children also have access to the garden with plenty of resources and shelter.

Painting at Gosport Nursery

Foxes (2-5 year olds)

Your child will want lots of opportunities to be physically active and build on their growing confidence and independence. They will learn about their environment through play, discovering how fast they can move, how to co-ordinate and developing their imagination. Our stimulating indoor space and garden will ensure your child benefits from a mixture of child-initiated and adult-led activities that enhance their learning.

As your child grows, they will have daily opportunities to develop confidence, independence, and social skills. They’ll climb, run, balance, jump, splash, mark make, explore books, and make dens. In our outdoor classroom, they’ll learn to problem solve, take risks, share ideas, develop language, and have imaginative adventures.

Outdoor play at Gosport Nursery

Free childcare

Your child is entitled to 15 hours of free childcare per week from the term after their 3rd birthday. If you are in work, you could be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare. To find out if you are eligible for the additional 15 hours please visit

Some 2-year-olds in our area are also entitled to free-funded childcare sessions.

YMCA Nursery Gosport Building Front

Opening times & information

We are open from Monday to Friday 7.30 am-6.00 pm, 51 weeks of the year.

Children can join us from age 4 months to 5 years.

Children are split into two age groups: Cubs (under 2s) and Foxes (2+ years).

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Contact us

Families are welcome to pop in at any time to see the nursery; you don’t need to book an appointment.

If you would like to arrange a full show around, please contact us in advance on 02392 504199 or email us at to arrange a visit.



Find us at YMCA Nursery Gosport, St Vincent Early Years Centre, St Vincent College, Mill Lane, Gosport PO12 4QA.

There is a dedicated drop-off space for parents immediately outside the nursery.

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