Weston Feature

Weston Park

Our Weston Park Nursery is an integral part of the local community, delivering childcare to the highest standards.

Our fantastic nursery is located in a purpose built building within the grounds of Weston Park Primary School and a pleasant wooded area providing ample opportunities for children to get outside to explore and investigate.  Our team of professionals offer a tailored curriculum that is designed to stretch the child and support them in embracing new challenges within a stimulating and nurturing environment.

We focus on encouraging children to value and respect others.  These core values support children in understanding others, their own needs and feelings as well as developing the ability to show empathy for others.

Our strong emphasis on the outdoor environment provides opportunities for children to embrace the living world through practical activities:

    • Planting and watching seeds grow and recording their observations
    • Encouraging the inquisitive to forage for small insects and wonder at the different varieties and colours in the Mini Beast Hotel
    • Caring for Whinny the Guinea Pig and our chicken named Ruby; the children help collect the eggs daily and care for the animals by cleaning, feeding and changing their water.

Christmas Daycamps

Our Christmas holiday club will be running from Monday 19th December –  Friday 23rd December at YMCA Weston Nursery, Newtown Road, SO19 9HX.

The sessions we are offering are:

8:30am – 4:30pm:  £18 or £15 if booked before Thursday 1st December 2016
8:30am – 12:30pm: £9 or £7 if booked before Thursday 1st December 2016
12:30pm – 4:30pm: £9 or £7 if booked before Thursday 1st December 2016

To book please give us a call on 02380 431186 or drop us an email at Weston@ymca-fg.org

Award winner

Eating the right food is a vital building block in a child’s life, so we’re delighted to announce the nursery has recently won a healthy eating award!

Our fantastic team have been awarded the Southampton Healthy Early Years Award,  a new initiative developed in line with the heightened national focus on physical activity and healthy eating for the under-fives.  The prestigious award helps early years settings set the highest recognised quality standards of childcare and allows them to act as mentors to other settings.

Looking for a pre-school?

We also provide valuable pre-school services at:

Our social spaces

Keep up to date with nursery events by following and sharing us on our social spaces:


Through membership of the YMCA Community, you will have the chance to feel a greater sense of ownership and belonging, as well as enjoying exclusive member events, discounts and early booking discounts.  For more information visit our Membership page.

Opening times

This Southampton nursery is open Monday to Friday 0800-1700 for 51 weeks of the year.  We are closed on Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.  We offer flexible sessions, from full day care, to pre-school sessions with additional hours between 0800 and 1700 as an option.

We also run a Breakfast Club and After School Club, please see below for information on these additional services.

Please take a look at our Childcare Handbook for more information, or the Joining & Fees tab for details of how to register your child with us.

Registration

      • This Southampton nursery is registered for 32 children from 2 years – 5 years.  Upon Registration each child is allocated a named key carer, whose role is to build a close relationship with both you and your child to ensure a smooth transition into the nursery environment.
      • The large playroom provides learning opportunities for children to extend their current skills through a range of exciting activities and first hand experiences based around the Early Years Foundation Stage.
      • Our secure garden is an extension of the playroom, with plenty of opportunities for children to explore, climb, run, jump and use their imaginations. A  large canopy provides shade in addition to our own private wooded area.

During term time we also offer wraparound school care in the community room for children aged 4-11 years, just a short walk from the nursery:

      • Breakfast Club: 8am – 9am
      • After-school Club: 3.15pm – 5.15pm

Take a look at our After School Club page, or call us for more information.

Peace of mind

As with all our nurseries, Weston Park Southampton Nursery is Ofsted registered (latest report Reg: EY 330646) and has a dedicated, well-trained staff team. All staff undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure before commencing employment.

Free 2 year old Early Years entitlement

We welcome those with an entitlement to 2 year old funding.  Southampton City Council will be able to tell you if you are entitled to free childcare for your 2 year old.  They have an online application for your convenience.

Free childcare for 3 year olds

All children are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare starting from the term after their third birthday.  If your child is almost 3, come and have a chat with us about your requirements.

Healthy meals

Our main meals are cooked by City Catering, who provide hot meals for schools across Southampton.

      • A hot lunch and healthy mid-morning and afternoon snacks are provided.
      • All meals and snack times are fun and sociable and can meet your child’s individual dietary requirements.
      • Children are encouraged to self serve their food to help promote their independence.

You can contact us in the following ways:

Tel: Nursery 02380 431186 Pre-school 07920 161206

Email: weston@ymca-fg.org

Alternatively, if you have any feedback for this Southampton nursery please email feedback@ymca-fg.org.

Our postal address is: YMCA Nursery Weston Park, Weston Park Primary School, Newtown Road, Weston, Southampton SO19 9HX

We are located here:

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Here are some testimonials:

“This playschool is so well run! Since my son started here he is so happy and enjoys all the sessions.  Very friendly staff and they make you feel so welcome. I’m so glad I picked this one for my son, he has learnt so much”   Julie Linford

“The atmosphere at the nursery is so welcoming my daughter never wants to come home”  Joanna Smart

“The nursery has helped Taylor with sharing, spelling and many other important learning skills.  He is content and loves coming here.  I have never had any concerns or worries and all the staff make you feel really comfortable and welcome.  The play area outside is really good and Taylor loves the chickens which I think is lovely.  I have endless pictures and creative things come home daily and each is signed by Taylor as he can now write his own name”  Lisa Roste

“I have found the staff very flexible and helpful.  I work part-time and if I ever need to change arrangements they always help.  My children have loved their time here and it has helped them prepare for the infant school”  Lucy Griffiths

“The nursery is a lovely environment for pre-schoolers. All the staff are friendly and the atmosphere is great.  I have no hesitation in recommending it as either a nursery, pre-school or both.  My daughter has already made some special friends and to see them go off together to play is great”  Helen Snow

“Friendly staff, welcome open play space and fantastic outside play area, with small woods to explore and a different surface. She always skips out”. Lia Ball

“The staff really make me feel at ease, that I can talk to them in confidence and know they will do what’s best for my child” Claire Haynes

Call us to arrange a visit

We are very proud of our Southampton nursery and would love to show you round.   To arrange a visit, please contact us on 023 80431186.

Our current fees reflect our excellent care.  After your visit, if you decide that you would like your child to join this fantastic Southampton nursery, you will be asked to complete a registration pack and enrolment pack, and to read and sign our Nursery Terms and Conditions.

Free Pre-School Sessions

Each child in the UK is entitled to 15 hours of free pre-school sessions per week effective from the term after their 3rd birthday.  Please contact us if you require further information regarding this.

Events

Families play a huge part in the development of their child and nursery life, so we hope you can join us for the following events for Weston Park Southampton Nursery:

Take a look at some of the activities we have coming up –

Date Time Activity Open to
26th September

9:00am – 11:00am

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Stay and play-Getting to know the setting Parents & children
18th October

9:00am – 11:00am

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Stay and Play-Pizza Making Parents & children
9th November

9:00am – 11:00am

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Stay and play–Sing a Long Parents & children
23rd November All day Fundraising Fancy Dress Children
1st December

9:00am – 11:00am

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Stay and play–Christmas Decorating Parents & children
27th January

9:00am – 11:00am

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Stay and play-Chinese Lantern and Bird Feeders Parents & children
14th February

9:00am – 11:00am

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Stay and Play-Valentine Card Making Parents & children
24th March

9:00am – 11:00am

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Stay and play–Mum’s Parents & children
5th April

9:00am – 11:00am

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Stay and play–Easter Craft Parents & children
4th May 9:30am – 11:00am Stay and play-Walk around our community Parents & children
16th June

9:00am – 11:00am

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Stay and play- Dad’s stay Parents & children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are now open every Tuesday during the school holidays for fun family activities at our YMCA Weston Nursery and Pre-school. With two sessions, the morning from 10am – 12pm or the afternoon session from 1pm – 3pm.

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Our Procedures

We want to work in partnership with parents and carers, and it is important that we are open about what we do and why. Therefore, our childcare procedures are accessible to all.

These may answer some of the questions you might have about us, and how we work, day to day. If you have any queries on any of these procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us.