Little Shoots Nursery is situated on the Longfield estate in Trowbridge and is in the same building as Stepping Stones Opportunity Group and alongside the local primary school. The Nursery opened in September 2010 and is registered for 38 spaces for children aged 18 months – 5 years. Inside there are two distinct areas each offering care for different age groups; all bright and airy and well lit. We make full use of every inch of our outdoor space.

Our garden is a magical place where children can explore and enjoy many different activities. We have a lovely separate garden for the youngest children as well as a large area around the nursery for all to play in. We have a strong belief in outdoor play and use all available space to enjoy nursery life in our community.

Waterproofs and wellies can be are a necessity as we splash in puddles, kick leaves and enjoy muddy play in the various seasons. The nursery offers full day care, half days and sessional care and is open all year round.

YMCA Little Shoots Nursery
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Session times and prices (1st April 2022-31st March 2023)

We are open from 8am – 5.00pm each day for 51 weeks of the year. The nursery is closed between Christmas and New Year. We offer part-time sessions and full days and weeks for our working parents. We are conveniently placed for many employment opportunities in the local area and our parents often comment on how we give such good value for money.

We also offer government funding to provide free early education for all parents of three and four year olds and some two year olds. These can be accessed during term time for 38 weeks or across the 51 weeks of the year. We offer unlimited places for funded children and we do not charge top-ups for the rate that the Government gives us.

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

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


Full days and full weeks are discounted

Session Timings 18 months –
3 years
3 – 4 years
Half day morning 8am-1pm £26.00 £25.00
Half day afternoon 12.30pm-5.00pm £23.40 £22.50
School Session 9am-3pm £31.20 £28.80
Full day 8am-5.00pm £45.00 £43.20
Full week 5 days
£225.00 £216.00


Our prices include all our snacks throughout the day. Children bring a healthy packed lunch and we provide a hot tea at 4pm for a small charge.

We also offer a play scheme for 2-5 year olds outside term times. These short sessions can be booked with the manager or administrator on an ad hoc basis.

Alternatively, parents can spread their 15 hours across the year and access 11 hours per week for 51 weeks.


Play Scheme for 2-5 year olds in the holiday times   Price per session
9am-12 noon  £14.40
1pm-4pm £14.40


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.

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.

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 754777 or email:

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


    Manager: Kaylea Wink

    YMCA Little Shoots Day Nursery

    Broadcloth Lane


    BA14 7HE

    Tel: 01225 754777



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