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Conveniently located beside Townhill Infant 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 is purpose built with a dedicated garden, offering your child a fantastic environment for exploring and creating new adventures. The pre-school 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.


Outdoor play; Townhill Nursery & Pre-school

Our pre-school

Your child will want to 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, co-ordination, and developing their imagination.

Our spacious and stimulating indoor space, coupled with a large garden, enable 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 will have daily opportunities to develop their confidence, independence and social skills, splitting their time between indoors and 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, balance, jump, splash, explore books, and build dens.  Outside they’ll learn to discover new things, problem solve, take risks, share ideas, develop language and have imaginative adventures.

Townhill Nursery & 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 with mixing bowl at Townhill Nursery & Pre-school

Opening times & information

We are open from Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm, term time only. 

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 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 02380 476283 or to arrange your visit.


Find us at YMCA Townhill Pre-school, Townhill Infant School, Benhams Road, Townhill Park, Southampton SO18 2FG. Tel: 02380 476283

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