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YMCA Woolston Day Nursery

Our purpose built Woolston Nursery is located in the 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, Sholing, Netley, Hamble and further afield.

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Alison Murray
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
02380 441648
YMCA Woolston Nursery website
Charity number
Company number

A purpose built nursery in the Centenary Quay development, with spacious and light rooms for all ages.

YMCA is one of the leading providers of childcare across the south, currently offering services in 12 locations. Our friendly and welcoming staff would be delighted to meet you and show you around our nursery.  Please contact us to make your appointment today.

Where to go

YMCA Woolston Day Nursery
Centenary Quay
Victoria Road
SO19 9EF
Children's Centre Areas
Woolston Peartree

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Early Morning

Other Details


Languages spoken
PECS - Picture Exchange Communication System


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
8am-6pm £55.00 Per Day
8am-1pm £34.00 Per Session
1pm-6pm £32.50 Per Session
9am-3pm £45.00 Per Session
£6.00 Per Hour
7:30am-8:00am £3.00 Per Session
Above costs valid from September 2018


Age Ranges
From 0 years to 5 years

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Challenging Behaviour
Learning difficulties
Behaviour management
Speech and Language delay
Autistic spectrum disorder
Special Educational Needs
Global delay
Feeding Through Gastrostomy Tube
Aspergers Syndrome
Epi pen trained
Serious allergy
Emotional needs
Physical impairment
Medication - Administration Of
Deafness Or Hard Of Hearing
Please contact us for further information.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact us for further information on our vacancies.
Date updated

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7.30am 6.00pm
Tuesday 7.30am 6.00pm
Wednesday 7.30am 6.00pm
Thursday 7.30am 6.00pm
Friday 7.30am 6.00pm

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer


For any further information please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email.

Contact Telephone
023 8044 1648
Contact Email

Other Education Extended Local Offer details from YMCA Woolston Day Nursery

How does your education setting know if children/young people need extra help and what do I do if I think my child has special educational needs?

When a child first joins the setting they are registered onto our online learning journey ‘Tapestry’. A child will attend two settling in visits, the first is with the parent where we will fill out a section on Tapestry called ‘all about me’. This will then give the staff an overview of the child’s likes/dislikes and their learning and development.

After a few weeks of the child attending the setting we will complete a baseline assessment. This is checked against the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We will then continue to monitor development throughout the year with observations and assessments.

If at any point you have any concerns about your child’s development then please feel free to talk to your child’s key worker or the settings Special Educational needs co-ordinator (SENCo).

How will the education setting staff support my child / young person?

Every child within the setting will have a Key Person. This Key Person is responsible for supporting your child within our setting. This involves their day to day routine as well as their overall development.

At our setting we have a dedicated Special Educational needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) who has a responsibility for overseeing the provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). This person will liaise with the child’s Key Person to help promote your child’s development.

We work very closely with outside agencies to provide the best possible environment for your child. We follow any recommendations they suggest that will meet the needs of individual children.

Our setting is part of the Every Child a Talker (ECaT) project. This aims to improve communication and language skills of children, whilst also helping them to develop confidence as part of a small group.

How will the curriculum at your education setting be matched to my child / young person's needs?

Children are monitored continuously through observations. These observations then contribute to our planning where we plan for the child’s next steps.

These observations are tracked on Tapestry where we also encourage parents to upload observations from home.

We also liaise with outside agencies. We will agree on individual targets specific to a child and these will be written up onto an Individual Educational Plan (IEP). These are monitored and updated every 3 months or before if targets are met. These IEPs are shared with parents who can then work towards the same targets at home.

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child / young person's learning?

Parents are given regular feedback on their child. This happens through daily handovers and via Tapestry where they can view observations and see how these are linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

We also have a termly parents evening. We understand that it is hard to attend evenings so we encourage parents to book in slots throughout the day when it is convenient for them to attend.

We also provide home-school books for those parents that we do not see. They then have the opportunity to see their child’s progress at our setting and to also pass messages on to our staff.

What support will there be for my child / young person's overall wellbeing?

Within the setting we follow children’s daily routines. We provide a home from home environment with emphasis on learning through play.

Staff are always available to give advice and support to parents.

All staff hold a paediatric first aid qualification and we are able to carry out any further training if necessary.

All new staff have to provide suitable references and a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check before they start at our setting.

We have appropriate policies and procedures which all staff read when joining the setting so everyone is working towards the same goal. These are also accessible online for parents to read.

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by your education setting?

We have a designated Early Years Advisory Teacher (EYAT). They support us with general advice and guidance and also with referrals to specialist teams. This could be to Speech and Language Therapy, Portage and physiotherapists.

We also have a link with a speech and language therapist who will regularly visit the setting to observe and monitor specific children. They will then liaise with the SENCo about those children’s targets.

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

Our nursery SENCo has attended and completed ‘The role of the early years Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator’ training.

The SENCo also attends termly inclusion conferences that are run by the EYATs. This keeps us up to date with all relevant information.

How will my child / young person be included in activities including trips run by your setting?

All trips will have an appropriate risk assessment and parental consent will be sought beforehand. We ensure that we have the appropriate child/staff ratio at all times. Parents are also welcome to attend and trips.

First aid kits will be taken with any specific medication that a child may need while out of the setting.

How accessible is your education setting? ( indoors and outdoors)

Our building is accessible via a ramp to make it wheelchair friendly. We have wide doorways and our setting is all set out on one floor.

We have a disabled toilet with shower facilities.

Our staff are trained in Makaton. We also have visual stimulation in the form of pictures around the setting for children with English as an additional language (EAL).

There is funding available for any specific equipment that you child may need.

How will the education setting prepare and support my child / young person to join the education setting, transfer to a new setting and or the next education stage and life?

Before your child starts at the setting you will be invited to two settling in sessions. During the first you will stay with your child to meet their key person and the staff team. You will leave your child during the second visit. This will allow the key worker/staff to get to know both yourself and your child and also for the child to become familiarised with the setting and the routine of the day.

When your child reaches the age where they will move into the next room you will receive a letter notifying you of the date and who their new key person will be. We will carry out internal visits before this date. You will also have the opportunity to meet their new key person.

When it is time for your child to start school we will forward our online learning journal (Tapestry) to them. This will provide the school with all the relevant information regarding your child’s development. 
Some schools will arrange to visit our setting to see the children in their preschool environment.

How are the education setting resources allocated and matched to children and young people's Special Educational Needs and disabilities?

If a child is eligible for funding for additional support then it will be used specifically to meet the individual needs of that child

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child /young person will receive?

Within our setting we will plan for each individual child. This will be done by using their next steps and interests.

We use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to monitor and plan for the children’s development. This helps us to support children and identify any areas where they may need extra support.

If we need any extra support regarding a child then we will arrange, with your permission, an appointment with the Early Years Advisory Teacher (EYAT) who will visit us at the setting. The EYAT will then give us advice and support or any help with specific funding if needed.

How are parents / young people currently involved in your education setting? How can I be involved?

We encourage parental involvement within our setting. We hold termly parents evenings to discuss your child’s development. However we are always available if you do wish to talk about any aspect of your child’s learning and development.

Parents can also monitor their child’s progress through Tapestry. Staff will upload regular observations, including pictures and videos. We also encourage parents to upload observations and comments from home.

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