Water Lane

Our Water Lane provision caters for children aged 3 months to 5 years and has the capacity for 51 children at one time. Our Panda Room is for children aged 3 months to 2 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.




Book a Place


To request a place at the setting for your child, please complete the Enquiry Form (90KB, Word) and send it to us. You can fill in the form on the computer and email it directly or print it off if you prefer.




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:


AttendanceTime0 - 2 Years2 - 3 Years3 - 5 Years
6 Hour Session8:45am - 2:45pm£36.60£35.70£34.10
3 Hour Session8:45am - 11:45am
12pm - 3pm
Morning 'Bolt On'8am - 8:45am£4.60£4.50£4.30
Afternoon 'Bolt On'2:45pm - 3pm£1.65£1.55£1.45
The cost of lunch is £3.50 per meal (hot or cold). 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.
The cost of breakfast is 90p.



OFSTED Reports


YMCA Childcare at Water Lane’s last OFSTED inspection (8th June 2018) graded the nursery GOOD in all three areas:


  • “Staff quickly recognise when children require additional support for their emotional well-being and provide this in a way that meets families’ needs”
  • “The skills of staff with qualified teacher status are used well.”
  • “Children have lots of opportunities to develop their communication and language skills”
  • “Parents report that staff sensitively help their children to settle when they first start attending”


You can view the full report on the Ofsted website.