YMCA Nursery at the Village

When our doors open in later this year our early-years YMCA Nursery at the Village will welcome babies and toddlers through to pre-school age children.

Ofsted registered, with space for 90+ children in three age-related rooms designed using the latest thinking for early years development and education.

We will encourage curiosity and imagination through play and exercise.  A truly inspiring place to be for young minds to belong, contribute and thrive.

Because it takes a village to raise a child…


Key person

All children will have a key person that will support the child and family


YMCA follows key curriculum outlined for early years in science, technology, engineering, art and maths

Learning through play

Exciting and varied activities that will encourage children to learn through play

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Situated on the ground floor of the new YMCA Community and Activity Village in Newark and Sherwood, our nursery caters for children from birth to pre-school across our six rooms.

The setting also benefits from a fully fitted onsite kitchen, milk kitchen, sensory room and large, landscaped outdoor space for the children to run and play, they’ll explore the outside world making their own adventures with teepees, mud kitchen and allotments.

The environment is designed as a neutral, calming space where we encourage naturalistic learning and development.

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Our facilities set us apart, but what truly makes us different is our holistic approach to childcare and development. The YMCA ethos is centred around offering children and young people a place to belong, contribute and thrive and the YMCA Nursery will be the starting point on your child’s journey to building fundamental skills and values that will set them up for life.

Our child-centric approach puts your child first, supports them to find their passions, and builds a care plan that encourages and nurtures everything that is unique and special about them.

Just like you would do at home.


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Our childcare is all about discovery, curiosity and adventure and we offer a wide range of activities for all our children, from messy play, to music, gardening, phonics and exploratory art.

We also benefit from the wide range of facilities on our doorstep in the Village in the climbing hall, football, outdoor sports, dancing and bike skills, to name a few. Having access to such a range of activities means your child will benefit from a programme of activities, designed to help discover their interests, develop new skills, and set them up for the future.


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YMCA Nursery has our own fully fitted onsite kitchen and milk kitchen.

All our meals are freshly prepared and cooked onsite by our chef, catering for all dietary requirements.

And for the babies, we’ll follow your lead with their routine until they’re ready to explore all the delicious and nutritious foods we have to offer.


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We are passionate about including parents and carers as much as we can with children’s learning and development. We will host regular parent, grandparent, carer or family drop-in day sessions where you can play and be involved in everyday activities with your child. We will also host a parents’ forum where we’ll work together to continually improve our offering for you and your child.

Leaving your child for the first time can be daunting, and so we operate an ‘open door’ policy where parents are welcome to speak to us at any time and your child’s key person will be there at the beginning and end of the day to talk to you and your child, ensuring that you are fully informed and confident that your child is happy, healthy, thriving and having lots of fun.

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Babies from three to 12 months


Toddlers from 12 to 24 months


Pre-school children from 2½ to 5 years

  • Opening Summer 2022 for children aged 0-5 years old
  • Pre-registration now open, follow the links on this page and reserve a place
  • Open 7:30am-6pm every weekday
  • Flexible pricing options available
    • 7:30am-6pm from £50 per day
    • 9am-3pm from £44 per day
  • Funded places available

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