YMCA Humpty Dumpty Nursery is a bright modern nursery with a beautiful enclosed garden, designed and landscaped for the children to enjoy. We are registered to take 36 children aged 3months – 5 years and are installing a new studio building in the garden.  Set in the grounds of the John Bentley School and next to the Calne Leisure Centre, YMCA Humpty Dumpty Nursery benefits from use of the school’s sport, arts and learning facilities. Children enjoy outdoor walks in the school grounds and in the local countryside.

We love outdoor play at YMCA Humpty Dumpty Nursery and our children are out in the fresh air come rain or shine – they just love it! The enclosed garden has a beautiful tree at its heart which not only provides us with natural protection from the elements, but makes for a wonderful picnic spot and we love to get all of the children together and lunch in the garden whenever the weather permits. Elsewhere in the garden we have playhouses, a vegetable patch, a swing, climbing frame, a sand pit and painting wall and much, much more – it is a wonderful place for small children to get active and have lots and lots of fun!

8.00am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Sessions Times and Prices


Hourly rates:

0-2 yrs  £4.70

2-3yrs £4.50

3-5 yrs £4.30


Fees are invoiced at the beginning of each month and are payable by the 6th of each month.

Breakfast, lunch & tea available for an additional cost.

All children aged 3 and 4 are eligible to receive 15 hours free early education each week. We will be offering 30 free hours from September 2017 for working parents who are eligible for the new offer.

Working parents are eligible for an additional 15 hours free early education per week. This takes the total to 30 hours a week for 38 weeks a year. To check if you are eligible please check the Council web site below. At some of our nurseries we are able to spread this offer across the year and offer 22 hours for the 51 weeks.

Eligible two year olds can access 15 hours free 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 you visit the Childcare Choices website to see which scheme will help you best with your childcare fees. https://childcarechoices.gov.uk


Fun Bunch Holiday Club

We are also off a holiday  club for all school-aged children (5-11 yrs) in the holiday times.

All Day Rate Discount for full week
HOLIDAY CLUB 1 (9.00-3.00) £21.00 £99.00
HOLIDAY CLUB 2 (9.00-5.00)
Additional hours @ £4.00 per hour
£28.00 £133.00


Prospective parents / carers are welcome to arrange an appointment to view the nursery. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or would like us to send you further details.

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, with a blend of different approaches, to support the needs of each individual child.

We are conveniently located on the edge of the developing town of Calne, in a bungalow on the site of John Bentley Secondary School and close to the Calne Leisure Centre. With ample parking and access to the school and leisure centre facilities, we are never short of space. The nursery overlooks the beautiful Cherhill White Horse and Downs and borders with the Bowood Estate.

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 environment 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. Which is why 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: Jill Baxter

YMCA Humpty Dumpty Nursery

The Bungalow,

John Bentley School,

White Horse Way,



SN11 8YH

Phone: 01249 822545

Email: humptydumpty@ymcabathgroup.org.uk