YMCA Kingfisher Preschool in Westbury is an 18 place nursery based on the Bitham Brook Primary School and has its own separate building and outside area. The preschool is registered for 2 – 4 year olds and is open from 8.30am-3.30 pm each day. Inside there is a large well-laid out room with access directly to the outside where there is a rich mixture of play equipment and resources. We make full use of outdoors whatever the weather as well as having access to the adjacent school hall and extensive school grounds.
We are a small and friendly setting and we work hard to foster a warm, family feeling and place a strong emphasis on children’s personal, social and emotional development.
8.30am – 3.30pm Monday – Friday, 38 weeks of the year and following the school terms.
Session times and prices (1st April 2019-31st March 2020)
We are open for 38 weeks per year during term times and offer flexible sessions and full days between 8.30 am and 3.30 pm Monday to Friday.
We also take government funding to provide free hours for all parents of three and four year olds and some two year olds. More details below:
|Session||Timings||2 – 3 years||3 – 4 years|
|Morning session||8.30am –12.00pm||£ 18.20||£17.50|
|Morning session (short)||9.00am – 12.00pm||£15.60||£15.00|
|Afternoon session||12.00pm – 3.30pm||£ 18.20||£17.50|
|Full Day||8.30am – 3.30pm||£36.40||£35.00|
|Full time weekly rate||8.30am – 3.30pm||£175.00||£168.00|
The full time weekly rate is discounted.
Please speak to the manager if you require times different to those above.
Children bring a healthy packed lunch and we provide a healthy snack morning and afternoon, which is included in the fees.
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.
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. www.wiltshire.gov.uk
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. www.wiltshire.gov.uk
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. www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss session times and prices.
Prospective parents / carers are welcome to arrange an appointment to view the preschool. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or would like to look around.
“I think it’s unique and managed accordingly”
“I am more than happy with the way all the ladies run Kingfisher. This is my 2nd child to attend. They have made them come on in leaps and bounds. I can’t thank you enough”
“The manager understands the needs of all the children and is happy to discuss any matters”
“I have no doubt at all, that the amazing staff at Kingfisher have changed my shy, timid little girl, into a confident, social and very happy child. I could not be more grateful”
And a new prospective parent recently said “if you can’t trust the YMCA, who can you trust!”