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 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.

YMCA Little Shoots Nursery
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8am – 6pm Monday – Friday, 51 weeks of the year. The nursery is closed for bank holidays and between Christmas and New Year.

Session times and prices (1st April 2019-31st March 2020)

We are open for 51 weeks per year and offer flexible sessions and full days between 8.00am and 6.00 pm 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:

Session Timings 18 months –
2 years
2-3 years 3 – 4 years
Half day morning 8am-1pm £25.00 £24.00 £23.00
Half day afternoon 1pm-5.30pm £22.50 £21.60 £20.70
Full day 8am-5.30pm £45.60 £43.70 £41.80
Full week 5 days
£228.00 £218.50 £209.00

Full day and full week are discounted

We also offer a holiday club for 3-5 year olds outside term times. These sessions can be booked with the manager.

Prices include nappies, wipes, sun cream and snacks.  We also include a healthy two-course lunch and tea for children whose parents pay for childcare. Those who have free early education only, pay for lunches @ £2.20. Please speak to the manager if you require times different to those above and/or you wish to see our healthy two-course lunch menu.

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


Play Scheme for 2-5 year olds in the holiday times   Price per session
9am-12 noon  £11.50
1pm-4pm £11.50


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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