YMCA Humpty Dumpty Nursery is a bright modern nursery with a beautiful enclosed garden. We regularly use the nearby woods for our Forest School visits and have a fully trained Forest School Teacher. We are registered to take 36 children aged 3months – 5 years and have a specially converted main building with a separate studio in the garden.
Set in the grounds of Kingsbury Green Academy and next to the Calne Leisure Centre, YMCA Humpty Dumpty Nursery benefits from use of the school’s sport, arts and learning facilities. Children enjoy outdoor walks in the school grounds and in the local countryside. They spend time each week in the on-site woods at the school grounds in Forest School sessions.
We love outdoor play at YMCA Humpty Dumpty Nursery and our children are out in the fresh air come rain or shine – they just love it! The enclosed garden has a beautiful tree at its heart which not only provides us with natural protection from the elements, but makes for a wonderful picnic spot and we love to get all of the children together and lunch in the garden whenever the weather permits. Elsewhere in the garden we have playhouses, a swing, a sand large pit and painting wall and much, much more – it is a wonderful place for small children to get active and have lots and lots of fun!
Session times and prices (1st April 2022-31st March 2023)
We are open for 51 weeks per year and offer flexible sessions and full days between 8.00am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. We are closed between Christmas and New Year.
We also offer government funding to provide free early education for all parents of three and four year olds and some two year olds. This can be accessed during term time for 38 weeks or across the 51 weeks.
Hourly rates (except those discounted for full day or week):
|3 months to 2 years||£5.30|
More details below:
|Session||Timings||3 months – 2 years||2 – 3 years||3 – 4 years|
|Half day morning||8.00am –1.00pm||£26.50||£26.00||£25.00|
|Half day afternoon||1.00pm –5.30pm||£23.85||£23.40||£22.50|
|Full day||8.00am –5.30pm||£49.40||£47.50||£45.60|
|Full week||5 days
Full day and week are discounted
Children bring their own healthy packed lunch. We provide all healthy snacks and a high tea is available at a small charge of £1.50. Please speak to the manager if you require times different to those above or wish to see our snack or tea menus.
All children aged 3 and 4 are eligible to receive 15 hours free early education each week for 38 weeks. We also offer 30 free hours for working parents who are eligible for these additional hours, also for 38 weeks. This offer can be spread across 51 weeks for working parents.
To check if you are eligible for the 30 hour a week offer, please see the Wiltshire Council web site where there is an eligibility checker. www.wiltshire.gov.uk
Eligible two year olds can access 15 hours free each week and parents can check whether their child is eligible by looking on the Wiltshire Council web site. www.wiltshire.gov.uk
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. www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
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 01249 822545 or email: HumptyDumpty@ymca-bg.org
Or complete the enquiry form below and we will get back to you:
We pride ourselves on offering a home-from-home experience that makes children feel comfortable and safe. We deliver a gentle and natural approach to teaching and learning, with a blend of different approaches, to support the needs of each individual child.
We are conveniently located on the edge of the developing town of Calne, in a converted bungalow on the site of the Kingsbury Green Academy and close to the Calne Leisure Centre. With ample parking and access to the school and leisure centre facilities, we are never short of space. The nursery overlooks the beautiful Cherhill White Horse and Downs and borders with the Bowood Estate.
We are privileged to be able to use the school woods as our Forest School and have a trained Forest School Teacher
Throughout the nursery we encourage exploration, as we believe this to be the strongest form of learning. Whether this is experimenting with the loose parts, exploring our large outdoor environment or discovering our natural and authentic resources, we cater for all interests! We are passionate about children and ensuring that every child has the greatest opportunities and the best outcomes for their future.
Which is why we are dedicated to supporting every child of any ability, with a devoted Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) on site to provide additional advice and expertise where needed.