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Shanklin Baby & Toddler Group

Shanklin Baby & Toddler Group – Just £1.00 per family, including refreshments

YMCA Shanklin Nursery is the ideal setting for its Shanklin Baby & Toddler Group for the under 3s.  The group provides indoor and outdoor fun and activities for babies and children, and a support network for parents within the community.  The nursery’s latest Ofsted report can be found here.

Activities, information and making new friends

The lovely secure garden offers a safe space for babies and toddlers to roam and explore, and the light airy Caterpillar room is perfect for the activities that take place, including:

  • Messy play
  • Music and movement
  • Sensory play
  • Songs and stories
  • Soft play
  • Mark making

Parents can also get useful information and advice from staff and each other, and through regular visits from representatives from the local Children’s Centre and Family Information Zone.

Shanklin Baby & Toddler Group Leader – Hayley Lemon

Hayley is the Group’s leader, and the Supervisor of the nursery’s Baby Room.  Hayley has a great deal of experience in childcare, and was keen to set up the Shanklin Baby & Toddler Group in order to meet the needs of the community.  The group has been running since September 2012 and provides a relaxed environment for parents and toddlers to meet up, share some ideas, have some fun and make some new friends.

Come along and join us

The group runs every Thursday morning from 10:00am – 11:30am all year round, and is open to all babies and toddlers under 3, and their parents/carers.  Cost is just £1.00 per family which includes refreshments.

The Shanklin Baby and Toddler Group hold regular events and celebrations, see what they have been up to recently and plans for future events in the “What’s On” tab below.

There is no need to book, just come along and join us.  We look forward to welcoming you.

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.

The Shanklin Baby and Toddler Group runs evey Thursday morning from 10:00 – 11:30, for 51 weeks of the year.  The nursery only closes on Bank Holidays and between Christmas and the New Year.  If you would like to come along, please give us a call or email us, to book your place.

Telephone: 01983 861073

Email: whnursery@ymca-fg.org

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Our postal address is: YMCA Winchester House Nursery, Winchester House, Sandown Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6HT.

We are located here:

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We have some fantastic events and activities lined up during 2016 for our Baby & Toddler group, including –

Date Event
19th May Trip on the train into Shanklin
30th June Outing to the beach
21st July Campfire
25th August Teddy Bear tea party
29th September Trip to the park
27th October Texture Pumpkins
10th November Firework creations
22nd December Christmas party


Our Baby and Toddler group meets each week on Thursday between 10am and 11.30am for play sessions at the nursery.