Nursery Home

The YMCA South Devon has undergone a rather radical transformation over the last few years and part of this ongoing change involves the development of a nursery provision for 2-5 year olds which opened over a year ago, in January 2016!

Our nursery delivers high quality play environments to stimulate the growth and learning of children two to 5 years old. Our team of qualified, experienced and friendly staff are on hand to promote good outcomes for the children all year round.

We have childcare spaces available & are getting ready offer the ’30 hours’ from September 2017 – get in touch to find out more! 

We theme and plan our weeks so that activities are varied & relevant. Like any nursery we cover seven areas of learning, using the Early Years Foundation Stage to help form our framework. We observe & document the children’s development using a mixture of paper based techniques & tapestry, a secure online documenting system

Navigate your way through the Nursery tabs in the menu bar above to find out more about us…

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The YMCA once had a nursery for many decades and we’re simply putting it back after a ten year absence began to highlight a gap in the market in our surrounding area. We have had childcare at our Dartmouth Road site since 1994; even whilst we were no longer operating a nursery we had a very successful Playwork, holiday & after school club.

We’re using a purpose built space which has been redeveloped to meet the high standards that any parent or carer would expect of such a childcare setting, during the course of our first open year we have been able to introduce new furniture, resources and amend the spaces addressing our needs and the needs of the children as they became apparent.

Do you know much about the history of the previous nursery provisions at the YMCA South Devon? We would love to hear from you – nursery@ymcasouthdevon.org.uk