Give your child the very best start in life at YMCA Eastleigh Nursery based in North Stoneham Park. Let your child explore, discover and develop in a fantastic light and airy space looked after by a dedicated and caring team.

By working together, your child can be given the opportunity and support to thrive and build all of the skills needed to be a happy, healthy and confident individual.

YMCA Eastleigh Nursery is currently operating out of North Stoneham Park Academy, with the new YMCA Eastleigh community building set to open in early 2021.


Babies (0 – 2 years)

Your baby will be welcomed into a safe and nurturing ‘home from home’ by a caring team who will establish strong bonds with your family.  We work closely with you to understand your baby’s interests, routine and emerging personality.

New experiences are introduced as your child develops, such as treasure baskets, controlled climbing and heuristic play.

Your baby will have daily opportunities to get messy, be physically active and express their creativity and development.

Outdoors, your baby will experience the stimulation that only a garden can offer, feeling the breeze, listening to birds, & smelling the plants.


Toddlers (2 – 3 years)

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.

Your toddler will have opportunities to thrive and develop as well as gain further independence in the welcoming indoor space. The garden area allows for your child 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 years)

Your child will benefit from a mixture of child initiated and adult led activities in purpose built indoor and outdoor spaces to enhance their learning and help them achieve their next steps.

As your child grows, they’ll have daily opportunities to develop confidence, independence and social skills, spending much of their time outdoors. 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.

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Funded childcare

You could be entitled to 2 and 3 year old funding – visit the Hampshire County 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 Monday to Friday from 7.30am – 6.00pm, 51 weeks of the year and care for children aged 4months – 5years.

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Contact us

To talk more about your childcare needs, contact our friendly team on or call us on 02382 351520.


YMCA Eastleigh is based in North Stoneham Park, Highwood Avenue, Eastleigh SO50 9HQ

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