New Milton Children's Day nursery

Currently under development

New Milton Children's Day Nursery

The Your Town Your Say survey revealed a serious lack of childcare provision in New Milton limiting parents’, and particularly mothers’, working and career prospects.

It was therefore decided that an all-day nursery should be established in New Milton to enable working parents to have access to full time professional nursery-based childcare. This, in turn, would create employment and training opportunities in the childcare sector and enable parents to return to work, training or study.

Gap Club logoA nursery was established at The Arnewood School providing full time professional care and the school itself offered courses in childcare leading to qualifications in the sector. Unfortunately the nursery closed in 2011.

The Your Town Your Say survey revealed a serious lack of childcare provision in New Milton limiting parents’, and particularly mothers’, working and career prospects.

It was therefore decided that an all-day nursery should be established in New Milton to enable working parents to have access to full time professional nursery-based childcare. This, in turn, would create employment and training opportunities in the childcare sector and enable parents to return to work, training or study. 

This recently led to another group setting up after school childcare for those children who parents were working – the GAP club, which is based at Ashley School.