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Give your child the very best start in life

Situated on the secure site of Sharps Copse Primary School in West Leigh, Havant, your child will experience a fun and stimulating environment for their learning and development.

This bright and homely nursery has large rooms with dedicated outside enclosed areas for your child to explore. 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 children’s meals are prepared fresh daily so we can ensure your child enjoys healthy, tasty, and nutritious meals.

"Everyone at the YMCA is so child-centred and I really can’t recommend them enough. I am thankful everyday knowing my child feels happy, safe and excited to be at YMCA."

Charlotte D

Toddlers (2-3)

pre-schooler playing with playdough

Your child will want 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.

Our welcoming indoor space provides opportunities for children to thrive and develop as well as gain further independence. The garden area allows for children to refine their gross motor skills and develop their fine motor skills even further

Throughout their time in the toddler room, your child will have new experiences every day, getting involved in messy activities and being both active and social with our wide variety of role-play opportunities.

Pre-School (3-5)

Boy on bike

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. Outside, they’ll learn to problem solve, take risks, share ideas, develop language, and have imaginative adventures. The vast garden is full of wonders, including a woodland area, growing patches, and a playground with access to large physical equipment and a range of trikes and scooters.

Your child will want to take that next step into independence and resilience, taking ownership of their space. They will learn new things and revisit their previous experiences to aid their development. We spend time developing their confidence, independence, and social skills, getting ready for school.  The staff team has developed strong links with local schools and will support you and your child in the transition.

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Contact us

02392 485182

YMCA Nursery Sharps Copse
Sharps Copse, Prospect Lane, Havant PO9 5PE

Good to know

Free Childcare

We welcome those with an entitlement to 2-year-old funding – see the Hampshire County Council website to check your eligibility.

On top of the ‘universal’ entitlement of 570 hours of free early years education (which is available to all children), children aged 3 and 4 may also be able to benefit from an additional (‘extended’) 570 hours. To find out more visit the Hampshire County Council website.

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

What are your opening times?

We are open term time Monday to Friday from 9am-4pm.

What age do you take children up to?

Children can join us from age 2 years to 5 years

Important Docs

Childcare Prospectus

Download the Childcare Prospectus

Childcare Terms & Conditions

See YMCA Fairthorne Group Childcare Terms & Conditions

Sessions and Prices

See our sessions and prices here. Sessions and Prices

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