YMCA Bratton Preschool

Who are we?

We became part of the YMCA Bath Group in January 2018, having previously been run by a parent committee for a number of years.

Our rural preschool utilises extensive gardens and a beautiful locality to deliver a full early years curriculum both indoors and out! Our qualified and enthusiastic staff will develop your child’s love of learning in the environment that suits them best!

At YMCA Bratton we strive to offer top quality childcare in a family atmosphere where children aged between 2-5 years old are exposed to positive role models and learn from our mixed age group.

Where are we?

Nestling in a village at the base of Salisbury Plain, we occupy the Church Institute in the heart of the community. Not only do we have a spacious hall for indoor activities, we also benefit from a large grassy garden and patio for outdoor play and learning.
Through a mixture of free-play and fun adult-led activities, we enable our children to develop the skills necessary to become independent learners. We follow the national curriculum for The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

What makes us different from other Pre-schools?

  • When we were a parent run group, we were judged OUTSTANDING by OFSTED (2017)
  • We operate at above the Ofsted minimum for adult: child ratios so that your child has more individual adult attention.
  • We strongly believe that families are the first educators and carers of their child and actively encourage families to become involved in the pre-school through social and fundraising activities
  • Our dedicated staff team is fully qualified and highly motivated, with many years childcare experience.

We would love to meet you!

Our opening hours are:

Monday and Thursday 9am-3pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-1pm

We charge £4.50 per hour.

We cater for 2, 3 and 4 years olds who are eligible for the universal 15 hours of free grant funding, and also for extended entitlement 3 and 4 year olds.
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.


YMCA Bratton Preschool

Unique Reference Number EY555786
The Church Institute
Tynings Lane, Bratton
BA13 4RR

Telephone number: 01380 831273

  View our latest Ofsted report