Announcing the opening of our new 50 place Nursery from January 2020 :

YMCA Little Ducklings Nursery will be for children aged 3 months to 5 years and will be based in Teal Avenue, Lyneham.

It will be open from 8am to 6pm each day for 51 weeks a year. Sessions and half days will also be available.

Early in 2020 we will be opening a Breakfast and After School Club for 5-11 year olds with a walking bus to the local school.

To enquire about a nursery place or about working for us as a qualified early years practitioner please contact us by email or telephone


Tel: 01249 890278

We have set out our proposed details below and we have used the photos from one of our other Nurseries while we establish exciting pictures of the work will do at Little Ducklings, Lyneham.

YMCA Little Ducklings Nursery and Out of School Club

YMCA Little Ducklings Nursery will be situated in two large houses with a shared large garden in Teal Avenue centrally placed in Lyneham.  We will be registered to take up to 50 children aged 3months – 5 years in the nursery and for 16 places for the before and after school club for 5-11 year olds. The nursery will open in late 2019 and the out of school club will open in Spring 2020.

The setting will have a strong emphasis on outdoor play both in the large garden and in the surrounding rural community.

The enclosed garden will have an outdoor classroom and we will have an outdoor leader on the staff team.

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

8am-6pm Monday to Friday

Session times and prices (2019-2020)

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

We also offer government funding to provide free early education for all parents of three and four year olds and some two year olds.

More details below:

Children will be provided with a healthy 2-course lunch at an additional charge of £2.20 and high tea will be available at a small charge of £1.50. Light breakfast will also be available. You will be able to speak to the manager if you require sessional times or wish to see our snack or tea menus. Parents will supply nappies and wipes for their children.

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

3 months to 2 years £5.00
2-3 years £4.80
3-4 years £4.60


Full day and week will be discounted as follows:

Session Timings 3 months – 2 years 2 – 3 years 3 – 4 years
Full day 8.00am –6.00pm £48.00 £46.00 £44.00
Full week 5 days
£240.00 £230.00 £220.00


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.

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.

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 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:

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

    At the YMCA Bath 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.


    YMCA Little Ducklings Nursery and Out of School Club

    19 and 20 Teal Avenue

    Lyneham, Chippenham,


    SN15 4QA

    Tel: 01249 890278