Woolston Nursery

Our nurseries give children the best start in life and our YMCA Nursery Woolston leads the way in childcare in Southampton.

Our staff

Our friendly staff reflect our values – listening, caring, welcoming, exciting, inspiring and active, ensuring your child has the best nursery experience possible.

It’s a partnership

We recognise the valuable contribution that parents bring to nursery life, and believe that by working together, every 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.

Convenient location

The latest addition to our Hampshire settings, our purpose built Woolston Nursery is located in the new Centenary Quay development in Southampton.  A short drive from the Itchen Bridge, the nursery is ideally placed for parents who live locally or are passing through the area from outlying suburbs such as Bitterne, Netley, Hamble and further afield.

Brand new building

The spacious rooms are light and airy and our large outdoor area is home to an impressive giant pirate ship and water play feature, where children can play and learn.

Discover more

   The best way to appreciate our fantastic nursery is to come and meet us and take a tour round with our friendly staff – contact us on 02380 441648 to book your tour.  For further information on fees, opening times and more, see the tabs below.

Our other services

YMCA also provides valuable pre-school services at YMCA Pre-school Townhill and YMCA Pre-school Newtown in Southampton.

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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

YMCA Nursery Woolston offers a full daycare option, Monday to Friday, 07:30 – 18:00, for 51 weeks of the year.  The nursery closes on Bank Holidays and between Christmas and the New Year – fees will not be charged for these periods.


Our Woolston nursery welcomes babies and children from 4 months – 5 years.

We still have spaces available in this new Southampton nursery, so take a look in the Joining & Fees tab, for details of how to secure your child’s place at YMCA Nursery Woolston.

Peace of mind

As with all our nurseries, YMCA Nursery Woolston is registered with Ofsted, and has a dedicated, well-trained staff team.  All staff undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure before commencing employment.

Healthy meals

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.

Send us an email if you have any questions about our new YMCA Nursery in Woolston – woolston.nursery@ymca-fg.org

Our postal address is: YMCA Nursery Woolston, Centenary Quay, Victoria Road, Woolston, Southampton, SO19 9EF

Alternatively, you can call us on 02380 441648

We are located here:
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Arranging your child’s place

Woolston Nursery Enrolment Packs (including fees) and Starter Packs can be completed and returned to the nursery.  We still have spaces available, so secure your child’s place now.

To book –

If you would prefer us to send you these documents, drop us an email us, and we will be happy to send them to you by post.

If you would like to arrange a visit to our lovely nursery or need further information, please call us on 02380 441648 or email to woolston.nursery@ymca-fg.org.  We’d love to meet you.

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.

Free 2-Year-Old Sessions

We will also be offering places for children who are entitled to 2-year-old funding.  Entitlement is based on receipt of Income Based Jobseekers Allowance, Child Tax Credits at a rate higher than the family entitlement, extra Working Tax Credits related to disability, or Pension Credit.  Contact us, or your benefits provider for more information on this.

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.