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Located in the heart of Newtown next to Maytree Infant School, your child will access a wide range of activities with our exceptional staff team, enabling them to make friends, play and explore new things to try.  The pre-school is purpose-built with a dedicated enclosed garden, offering your child a fantastic environment for their learning and development.

The pre-school fully embraces active and outdoor play with each day bringing a new adventure.

Playing with sand at Newtown Pre-school.

Our pre-school

Your child will have 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 where your child will benefit from a mixture of child and adult led activities that enhance their learning and help them achieve their next steps.

As your child grows, they will have daily opportunities to develop their confidence, independence and social skills, spending much of their time outdoors.  We provide an exciting place for developing minds, where the outdoor environment allows your child to choose where they want to play and learn. They’ll climb, run, balance, jump, splash, explore books, mark make and build a den.  In our outdoor classroom, they’ll learn to discover new things, problem solve, take risks, share ideas, develop their language and have imaginative adventures.

Playing at Newtown Pre-school.

Free childcare

We welcome children with access to 2 year old funding – see the Southampton City Council website to check your eligibility. 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

Playing at Eastleigh Pre-school.

Opening times & information

We are open from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm, 38 weeks of the year during term time.

Children can join us from age 2 years to 5 years.

Child on the telephone

Contact us

Families are welcome to pop in at any time to see the pre-school, you don’t need to book an appointment.

If you would like to arrange a full show around, please contact us in advance on 02380 221260 or to arrange your visit.


Find us at YMCA Pre-school Newtown, Northumberland Road, Newtown, Southampton SO14 0EL, beside Maytree Infant School.

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