Little Shoots nursery is situated on the Longfield estate in Trowbridge and is in the same building as Stepping Stones Opportunity Group and the Longfield Children Centre. The Nursery opened in September 2010 and is registered for 38 spaces for children aged 18 months – 5 years.  Inside there are three 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. In our garden we grow fruit and vegetables, have extensive play equipment, and use the grass area for different activities depending on the time of year. In the summer we build shelters that enable the children to play outside all year. In the wetter and colder months, waterproofs and wellies are a necessity as we splash in puddles, kick leaves and enjoy the various seasons. The nursery offers full day care, half days and sessional care.

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 £24.50 £23.50 £22.50
Half day afternoon 1pm-6pm £24.50 £23.50 £22.50
Full day 8am-6pm £47.00 £45.00 £43.00
Full week 5 days
£235.00 £225.00 £215.00

Full day and full week are discounted.

Prices include nappies, wipes, 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 and tea @ £1.50. 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):

18 months to 2 years £4.90
2-3 years £4.70
3-4 years £4.50


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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