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Give your child the very best start in life

Located in the grounds of Bancroft Primary School, your child will access a wide range of activities with our exceptional staff team, enabling them to learn and develop through play.

The pre-school benefits from a dedicated garden, offering your child a fantastic environment for exploration and new experiences. The pre-school fully embraces active and outdoor play, with each day bringing a different adventure. Access to the school’s large field, park, forest, and library means your child can choose where they want to play and learn.

"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

Barn Owls Pre-School

pre-schooler making play dough

Your child will experience opportunities to explore, discover and develop in a happy, safe, and secure environment and will be looked after by an experienced and caring team.

All children are encouraged to explore the interest areas inside and outside, no matter the weather. With activities including messy play, sand, water, mud kitchens, and small world areas there will be daily opportunities to express their creativity and development. Your child will lead their own learning with the support of knowledgeable, and skilled professionals.

Our spacious and stimulating indoor space, coupled with a dedicated garden area, enables children to 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’ll spend time developing their confidence, independence, and social skills, getting ready for school. Outside they’ll climb, run, balance, jump, and splash. In the garden, they’ll problem solve, take risks, share ideas, develop their language, and have imaginative adventures.

To ensure your child thrives in their early years, we believe in working closely with parents/carers to help your child learn through play.

girl playing with jug and water
girl playing with jug and water

Our spacious and stimulating indoor space, coupled with a dedicated garden area, enables children to 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’ll spend time developing their confidence, independence, and social skills, getting ready for school. Outside they’ll climb, run, balance, jump, and splash. In the garden, they’ll problem solve, take risks, share ideas, develop their language, and have imaginative adventures.

To ensure your child thrives in their early years, we believe in working closely with parents/carers to help your child learn through play.

Find us

Contact us

02392 475218
information@parkfamilies.co.uk

YMCA Pre-School Park Families Barn Owls
Barncroft Primary School, Park Lane, Bedhampton PO9 3HN

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 www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

What are your opening times?

We are open term time Monday to Friday from 8.50am-3.10pm.

What age do you take children up to?

Children can join us from age 2 years 9 months to 5 years.

Which schools are nearby?

The Pre-School is located on the grounds of Barncroft Primary School.

Important Docs

Childcare Prospectus

Download the Childcare Prospectus

Childcare Terms & Conditions

See YMCA Fairthorne Group Childcare Terms & Conditions

Prices and Sessions

See times and prices here. Sessions and Prices

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