Water Lane


Our Water Lane provision caters for children aged 2 years to 5 years and has the capacity for 48 children at one time. Our Panda Room is for children aged 2 to 3 years and our Giraffe Room is for children aged 2 to 5 years. Water Lane provides stimulating, exciting areas to play in and encourages children to share ideas and gain valuable social and language skills with peers and staff through play.

We provide a wide range of sensory and exploratory activities and experiences for all of our children and plan around the children’s interests and future learning goals. We also have exciting outside spaces for each of our two rooms with a variety of equipment that is suitable for all ages and stages of development.

Check out all of the fun activities our Water Lane team have been doing by visiting their Facebook page.



Childcare Prospectus


Find out more about our YMCA childcare settings and what we can provide for your children by reading our prospectus.








We are very proud of our excellent childcare at YMCA Trinity Group. Our Water Lane Facility is open daily from 8am to 3pm (during Term Time Only) We feel our prices offer outstanding value for the quality of our nurseries. Please find below our current prices:




2-3 Years

3-5 Years

6 Hour Session

8:45am - 2:45pm



3 Hour Session

8:45am - 11:45am

12pm - 3pm



Hourly Rate




Morning “Bolt On”

8am – 8:45am



Afternoon “Bolt On”

2:45pm – 3pm




Cost of Meals


Breakfast is £1.30

Lunch is £4.50 (hot or cold)

All meals must be booked one week in advance. Last minute bookings are subject to availability. Children are also able to provide their own packed lunch. We offer a 10% sibling discount for nursery and holiday club sessions. The 10% discount is applied to the oldest child’s booking.




You may be entitled to funding for your child’s early learning. To find out whether you can claim, visit our Childcare Funding page.


More information about funding


Book a Place


To request a place at the setting for your child, please complete our online form by clicking on the button below:


Apply for a Childcare Place


Alternatively, print off and complete our Enquiry Form (90KB, Word) and send it to us by post or fill in the form on the computer and email it directly to us.



OFSTED Reports


YMCA Childcare Water Lane was last inspected by OFSTED on 16 January 2020. We received an overall grading of GOOD, with an OUTSTANDING grade for Children’s Personal Development. The inspector who visited said:


  • “Babies and children have fun and enjoy their time in the relaxed and welcoming nursery. They confidently engage with adults and show that they feel safe and emotionally secure.”
  • “Older children are keen to have a go, persevere and enjoy success in their chosen tasks. They show curiosity and enjoy being imaginative.”
  • “Staff show a strong commitment to working with parents and outside professionals, and draw on their expertise effectively to develop carefully tailored support for children with SEND.”
  • “Staff ask questions skillfully and model more complex vocabulary to help extend children’s speaking skills. “



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