Situated at our main site in Broad Street Place, this Bath city centre nursery provides pre-school care and early education for children between the age of 18 months and 5 years and is registered for 26 Children.

We have a large playroom where children can explore each corner and choose from a wide range of activities as well as a cosy home-from-home room where they can relax together.

We are also fortunate that by being situated in the main YMCA building, we have designated access to other areas / rooms. For example we use the dance studio for indoor play (especially useful in very bad weather and when it’s extremely hot). We have a designated nursery garden that is adjacent to the dance studio. It may be small but we use every inch to the maximum! We have a mixture of fixed and mobile play equipment, a planting area for flowers and vegetables, a sand pit and shelters. We make use of the garden area all year round whatever the weather and are delighted to have such a feature in the middle of the City!

YMCA Bath City Centre Nursery
YMCA Bath City Centre Nursery

Session times and prices (1st April 2022-31st March 2023)

We are open for 38 weeks of the year during school term times and offer flexible sessions and full days between 8.30am and 4.30 pm Monday to Friday each week.

We also take government funding to provide free hours for all parents of three and four year olds and some two year olds.

For more details see below:

Hourly rates:

18 months- 3 years £5.20
3-4 years £5.00


Sessional Rates Timings 18mths – 3 years 3 – 4 years
Morning session 8.30am –1.00pm £23.40 £22.50
Afternoon session 1.00pm – 4.30pm £18.20 £17.50
Full Day 8.30am – 4.30pm £41.60 £40.00
Full time weekly rate 8.30am – 4.30pm
Monday – Friday
£208.00 £200.00


All of our snacks are provided, including a healthy breakfast snack around 9.30. Please bring a healthy packed lunch for your child.

Please speak to the manager if you require times different to those above.

All children aged 3 and 4 are eligible to receive 15 hours free early education each week. We also offer 30 free hours for working parents who are eligible for these additional hours.

To check if you are eligible for the 30 hour a week offer, please see the Bath and North East Somerset Council web site where there is an eligibility checker.

Eligible two year olds can access 15 hours free each week and parents can check whether their child is eligible by looking on the Bath & North East Somerset Council web site.

We take a range of childcare voucher schemes, and recommend that parents visit the Childcare Choices Website to see which scheme will help them best with their childcare fees.

Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss session times and prices.

If you would like to come and visit our preschool you would be very welcome. Please contact the manager on 01225 325911 or email:

Or complete the enquiry form below and we will get back to you:

    A typical day for a Daisy aged child (18 months-3 years)

    8.30-9.30 Settling in, free choice of activities, messy play, painting, books.

    9.30 Morning snack- a generous healthy snack/breakfast

    10.00- 12.00 A planned provocation activity, such as filling, pouring, bricks, also children go outside whilst staff scaffold children’s language by interacting with them, commenting on their play or singing an appropriate song to reinforce language. Children might also share a story as they play, count steps, enjoy making their own choices.

    12.00-12.30 Lunch, children bring their own packed lunch

    12.30-2.30 Sleep if required, range of free choice activities, similar to morning session.

    2.30-3.00 Afternoon snack

    3.00-4.00 Outdoor play, eg digging for worms outside or role play

    4.00-4.30 Quiet time activities such as books, talk time, pretend play.

    A typical morning session for a Sunflower aged child (3-4 years)

    8.30-9.30 Settling in, Free choice of role play, puzzles, games, cars, books, music, painting etc.

    9.30 Morning snack, pour own drinks, spread own butter, count cups, bowls, chairs.

    10.00 small group activities such as Letters and sounds, circle time, talk time, cooking, active story making and music making or sunshine circles

    11.00-11.45 Garden time which could include music and dance/parachute/ activities in the garden could include balancing / mud kitchen/ minibeast hunting/ gardening.

    11.45- 12.30 wash hands and serve own lunch

    Parents say:

    “What amazing staff and such a lovely environment for the children.”

    “Thank you so much. My child has loved it and is so well prepared for school”

    “Friendly and professional attitude of the staff who are also caring and compassionate”

    “This is a great nursery and so convenient and reasonably priced for city centre”


    Manager: Rosie Robinson

    YMCA Day Care Nursery

    Broad Street Place


    BA1 5LH

    Tel: 01225 325911



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