YMCA Little Ducklings Nursery opened in two houses in Teal Avenue Lyneham in January 2020. The nursery is very busy and popular in the area and is open from 8am-5pm each day for 51 weeks of the year.

Lots of children come full-time and children also access part-time hours to use their nursery education grant and access our exceptional work. We do not charge top-ups to our fees so that there is access for all.

House 19 looks after the babies and toddlers and House 20 has the 3-4 year olds. There is a huge garden across the back of the two houses which we are relaying and designing to make it all-weather proof and exciting for the children.

We have recruited a dedicated and expert team to work in the nursery and we support the army-based community on their patch. We are very well-thought of in the community and parents have found us to be friendly and professional through a challenging first year. We work well with the local school and we would like to open an after and before school club later in 2021.

To enquire about a nursery place or about working for us as a qualified early years practitioner please contact us by email or telephone
Email: Melanielatus@ymca-bg.org / Tel: 01249 890278

All of our nurseries have three designated rooms across the age range.

YMCA Bath City Centre Nursery
YMCA Bath City Centre Nursery
YMCA Bath City Centre Nursery

Session times and prices (1st April 2021-31st March 2022)

We are open for 51 weeks per year and offer flexible sessions and full days between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday. We close 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.

Snacks and a high tea are provided and children bring a healthy packed lunch. There is no charge for the snacks or the tea. Light breakfast is available.

You can speak to the manager if you require sessional times or wish to see our snack or tea menus. Parents supply nappies and wipes for their children.

Hourly rates (except those discounted for full day or week):

3 months to 2 years – Buttercups £5.20
2-3 years – Daisies  £5.00
3-4 years – Sunflowers  £4.80


Full day and week will be discounted as follows:

Session Timings 3 months – 2 years 2 – 3 years 3 – 4 years
Early Bird 7.45am –8.00am £1.30 £1.25 £1.20
Full day 8.00am –5.00pm £50.00 £48.00 £46.00
Full week 5 days
£250.00 £240.00 £230.00


All children aged 3 and 4 will be eligible to receive 15 hours free early education each week for 38 weeks. We will 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 will 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 nursery you would be very welcome and we expect to be open for visits in November 2019.

Please contact our area manager on Tel: 01249 890278 / Email: littleducklings@ymca-bg.org

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

    At the YMCA Brunel Group, 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, by taking the lead from the child and helping them to develop their own ideas and problem-solving techniques. We support the needs of each individual child.

    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 environments 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.

    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.


    Manager: Melanie Latus

    19 and 20 Teal Avenue

    Lyneham, Chippenham,


    SN15 4QA

    Tel: 01249 890278

    Email: littleducklings@ymca-bg.org