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 3 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.

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.

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.


Session Times and Prices

Half Day
Care Fee
All Day
Care Fee
Children aged 3 months – 2 years        £23.50 £47.00
Children aged 2 years -3 years            £22.50 £45.00
Children aged 3 years -4 years           £21.50 £43.00


Hourly rates                                            

3 mths-2 years  2-3 yrs 3-4 years
£4.70 £4.50 £4.30 including meals & snacks

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


Manager: Paula Webb

YMCA Little Shoots Day Nursery

Broadcloth Lane


BA14 7HE

Tel: 01225 754777



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