YMCA Kingfisher Preschool in Westbury is an 18 place nursery based on the Bitham Brook Primary School and has its own separate building and outside area. The preschool is registered for 2 – 4 year olds and is open from 8.30am-3.30 pm each day. Inside there is a large well-laid out room with access directly to the outside where there is a rich mixture of play equipment and resources. We make full use of outdoors whatever the weather as well as having access to the adjacent school hall and extensive school grounds.

We are a small and friendly setting and we work hard to foster a warm, family feeling and place a strong emphasis on children’s personal, social and emotional development.

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

We are open for 38 weeks per year during term times and offer flexible sessions and full days between 8.30 am and 3.30 pm Monday to Friday.

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

Hourly rates:

2-3 years £5.20
3-4 years £5.00


The full-time weekly rate is discounted

Session Timings 2 – 3 years 3 – 4 years
Morning session 8.30am –12.00pm £ 18.20 £17.50
Morning session (short) 9.00am – 12.00pm £15.60 £15.00
Afternoon session 12.00pm – 3.30pm £ 18.20 £17.50
Full Day 8.30am – 3.30pm £36.40 £35.00
Full time weekly rate 8.30am – 3.30pm £175.00 £168.00

Children bring a healthy packed lunch and we provide a healthy snack morning and afternoon, which is included in the fees.

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.

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 01373 825904 or email: Kingfisher@ymca-bg.org 

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

    Parents say:

    “I think it’s unique and managed accordingly”

    “I am more than happy with the way all the ladies run Kingfisher. This is my 2nd child to attend. They have made them come on in leaps and bounds. I can’t thank you enough”

    “The manager understands the needs of all the children and is happy to discuss any matters”

    “I have no doubt at all, that the amazing staff at Kingfisher have changed my shy, timid little girl, into a confident, social and very happy child. I could not be more grateful”

    And a new prospective parent recently said “if you can’t trust the YMCA, who can you trust!”


    Manager: Tracy Raymond

    YMCA Kingfisher Preschool
    Bitham Brook School Site
    Arundell Close
    BA13 3UA

    Phone: 01373 825904

    Email: Kingfisher@ymca-bg.org


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