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Located on Victoria Road in the Centenary Quay development, and just 2 minutes from the Itchen Bridge, your child will access a wide range of activities with our exceptional staff team, enabling them to learn and develop through play.

The nursery is purpose-built with a dedicated enclosed garden, offering your child a fantastic environment for their learning and development.  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.

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Explorers Room (4 months – 2 years, 6 months)

Your child will experience a safe and nurturing ‘home from home’ with our team, who will establish 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, controlled climbing and heuristic play.

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. Children also have access to the garden with plenty of resources and shelter.

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Discoverers Room (pre-school children age 3+ 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 free flow indoor-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, share ideas, develop their language and have imaginative adventures.

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Adventurers Room (2 years -3 years 9mths)

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 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 facilities and enjoy activities such as den building, growing plants and vegetables and running a pirate ship!

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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

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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.

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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 441648 or [email protected] to arrange a visit.


Find us at YMCA Nursery Woolston, 53 Victoria Rd, Woolston, Southampton SO19 9DZ.  There is a dedicated drop off space for parents immediately outside the nursery.

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