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St Margaret’s Road, Lowestoft

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At YMCA Childcare St Margaret’s Road, Lowestoft, we offer nursery places for children between the ages of three-months and five years-old.

We are very proud of the excellent and friendly support that is provided at St Margaret’s Road, which has been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The nursery is split into two fully equipped rooms with everything needed to encourage and enhance your child’s learning and development.

  • Jellyfish Room is for children aged three-months to 2.5 years-old
  • Starfish Room is for children aged 2.5 to 5 years

Activities are always planned around your child’s interests and next steps, and may include messy play, books, role play, creative, construction, investigation, heuristic play, and sensory play. Your child will also have access to a large outdoor space, where play is encouraged no matter the weather.

In addition to the nursery, we also offer breakfast and after-school care for children aged four to 12 years-old, and holiday clubs for children between four and ten years, 11 months.

We welcome enquiries and visits from parents and families and encourage you to contact us or follow our Facebook page to find out more.

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St Margaret's Road nursery
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Sessions and Fees From 1st April 2024

YMCA Childcare St Margaret’s Road is open daily from 8am – 6pm, offering a range of sessions and clubs to support local needs. We feel our prices offer outstanding value for the quality of our nurseries and support provided.

Support and funding may also be available to cover some of the costs of childcare, and we encourage you to read our Childcare Funding page or contact our childcare team for more information.

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Attendance Time 0-2 Years 2-3 Years 3-5 Years
Weekly 8:00am - 6:00pm £347.85 £335.00 £331.50
Full Day 8:00am - 6:00pm £76.50 £74.00 £71.20
Half Day 8:00am - 1:00pm £41.25 £40.75 £39.00
1:00pm - 6:00pm £41.25 £40.75 £39.00
8 Hours 8:00am - 4:00pm £66.00 £65.20 £62.40
6 Hours 8:45am - 2:45pm £48.90 £46.80
3 Hour Session 8:45am - 11:45am £24.45 £23.40
12.00pm – 3.00pm £24.45 £23.40
Hourly Rate £8.15 £7.80
Morning ‘Bolt On’ 8.00am - 8:45am £6.80 £6.50
Afternoon ‘Bolt On’ 2:45pm – 3.00pm £2.50 £2.40
Lunch Club 11:00am - 11:45am £6.80 £6.50

Out Of School Club

Attendance Time Cost
Holiday Club - Weekly (up to 10 Years) 8:00am - 6:00pm £214.50
Holiday Club - Full Day (up to 10 Years) 8:00am - 6:00pm £44.00
Holiday Club - Half Day 8:00am - 1:00pm £22.00
1:00pm - 6:00pm £22.00
Holiday Club - 6 Hour Session (up to 10 Years) 9:00am - 3:00pm £26.40
Holiday Club 'Bolt On' 1 Hour (up to 10 Years) 8:00am - 9:00am £4.95
3:00pm - 4:00pm £4.95
Breakfast Club (4-11 Years) 8:00am - 9:00am £3.80
After School Club (4-11 Years) 3:00pm - 6:00pm £13.20


Parents and carers can provide their own packed lunches, or YMCA Childcare St Margaret’s Road can provide breakfast, lunch, and tea for your child for a small additional cost.

Breakfast, lunch and/or tea are included within the cost of weekly, full day, half day and 8-hour sessions.

  • Breakfast – £1.30
  • Lunch (hot or cold) – £3.50
  • Tea – £2.25


Government funded hours can be used with any sessions, including bolt on times.

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.