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YMCA Childcare Water Lane

Day nursery
General Details

At YMCA Childcare Water Lane we believe that:

- Children deserve the best possible start to their education. 

- Every child should have a safe, secure and happy environment in which they will feel confident and ready to learn in.

- Children should be supported by experienced staff, who are all committed to providing quality nursery education and support.

- Children's experiences and achievements should be supported and praised.

- Good communication between the nursery and parents or carers is highly important. 

- Every child should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.


We hope to provide this in the Nursery and in the community, by offering a safe, secure and happy environment in which children will feel confident and ready to learn.

Children are supported by highly qualified and experienced staff who are committed to providing quality education and support. We thrive on offering experiences and opportunities that challenge and excite the children in our care. 
YMCA Childcare Water Lane provides daycare, paid sessions and funded sessions for children aged 3 months to 5 years, term time only. We accept 2,3, and 4 year funding, including the new 30 hours funding available to working parents. 

Who to contact

Charlotte Kent
Deputy Childcare Manager
YMCA Childcare Water Lane
Water Lane
NR32 2NH
01502 561701
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Venue Details

YMCA Childcare Water Lane
The Ark Childrens Centre
Water Lane
NR32 2NH
Venue Website
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You will be able to find us located at the bottom of The Ark Children's Centre, opposite Lowestoft Sports Centre

Additional contact

Bethany Nichols
Childcare Manager
01502 585882
Additional Website
YMCA Trinity Group

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
YMCA Childcare Water Lane have spaces for an immediate start for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 15:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We have a chef at our sister site at YMCA Chidcare St Margarets Road who can cater for your child's individual dietary requirements.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - At YMCA Childcare Water Lane we have trained SENCo's (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinators). These practitioners are skilled in offering interventions and advice for children and families who may need some additional support to help children reach their maximum potential, whilst also ensuring these children are able to access and be included in all nursery activities that are provided.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Aspergers Syndrome
Autistic spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Emotional needs
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Severe dietary needs
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£18.75 Birth to 1yr - Per session
£37.50 Birth to 1yr - Per day
£17.45 3 years plus - Per session
£34.90 3 years plus - per day
£36.60 2 years plus - Per day
£18.30 2 years plus - Per session
Please contact the setting or visit our website for more information.

Other Details

Arts and crafts, Climbing frame, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Healthy eating, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Soft play area, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s) 3 month(s)
To 5 Year(s) 0 month(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
16/01/2020Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

At YMCA Childcare Water Lane we believe that all children deserve the best possible start to their education. We offer a safe, secure and happy environment in which children will feel confident and ready to learn. We have a trained Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and deputies, alongside experienced nursery staff who are all committed to providing quality nursery education and support to all children.

Claire Lipscombe
01502 561701
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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