Located in the grounds of St Mary’s Hospital, just off the main Newport Road, this Ofsted Outstanding nursery provides excellent quality childcare for the local community.
The nursery is purpose-built, and has extensive gardens and woodland, offering your child a unique environment for their learning and development. 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.
Bumblebees (4 months – 2 years)
Our experienced team create 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, heuristic play musical moments and baby yoga.
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. The baby room also has its own secure garden with lots of resources and shelter, with a ramp that helps the children to practice their walking skills.
Ladybirds (2 – 3 years)
Your toddler needs lots of opportunities to be physically active and to 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.
We offer a spacious and stimulating indoor space coupled with a large garden area, where your child will benefit from a mixture of child initiated and adult led activities that enhance their learning and help them achieve their next steps.
Your child will have access to unrivalled outdoor facilities and enjoy activities such as den building, digging for mini beasts, nature walks and woodland adventures.
Grasshoppers (3 – 5 years)
Your child will have daily opportunities to grow confidence, independence, and social skills, spending much of their time outdoors.
We provide a stimulating and exciting place for developing minds. Our incredible outdoor environment allows your child to choose where they want to play and learn. They’ll climb, run, balance, jump, splash, explore books, and make friends. In our outdoor environment, they’ll learn to discover new things, problem solve, take risks, climb tree, share ideas, develop their language and have imaginative adventures.
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 www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.
Some 2 year olds in our area are also entitled to free funded childcare sessions. Please contact us on 01983 525423 to check your child’s entitlement.
Opening times & information
We are open from Monday to Friday from 7.30am-6.00pm, 51 weeks of the year.
Children can join us from age 4 months to 5 years.
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 01983 525423 or [email protected] to arrange a visit.
Find us at YMCA Nursery & Pre-school Newport, St Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5TG. As you drive into the hospital, take a left and go into the North car park; we’re up the little lane at the top. There is a dedicated, signposted drop-off space for parents immediately outside the nursery.