Due to COVID-19, we have adapted our services to fit in with Government advice.  We are open for children as advised by Government guidelines and all our activities are in line with social distancing. For more information on how we are adapting our services click here

If you are a key worker and would like your child to join our preschool please contact us.

We provide quality childcare for children aged 2 to 5 years in our flexible and safe environment which is well equipped for both indoor and outdoor play. Our bright and spacious setting also has a secure outdoor area that your little one will love exploring. 

Where we are hiding

A short walking distance from Andover town centre, we can be found on Mead Hedges footpath, just off Salisbury Road. 

Our address is below but make sure to check the map first as putting the postcode into a Sat Nav will lead you around the corner from us.

Youth Options at the Scott Centre
Mead Hedges Footpath
SP10 2LB

When children visit

Morning and afternoon sessions run from Monday to Friday during term time. Morning sessions are 9:00am to midday and afternoon sessions from midday until 3:00pm, both also come with a lunch time option.

Our children

They are aged 2-5 years and visit us from a wide area of Andover, including Roman Way, Picket Twenty and surrounding villages such as Appleshaw. 

We pride ourselves on inclusivity and welcome all backgrounds, abilities and nationalities.  Children may start as soon as they are 2 and it is not essential that children are potty trained to join us. 

A fun, stimulating, secure and positive learning environment

Our dedicated staff team offer activities in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage as well as focussing on the individual interests of the children and their environment. We are proud to report that we received a good Ofsted report in our most recent inspection.

We are committed to providing a positive learning environment that supports children to cultivate their individual personality.  It is our aim to assist children to develop their emotional, social and communicative skills as well as their academic skills such as:

  • pre-reading
  • pre-writing
  • counting, size and shape recognition
  • problem solving

We promote creative skills including singing/music and art; physical skills to improve their balance, movement and the awareness of their own body with a focus on their awareness of the world around them.

We have regular meetings with parents and carers, so you can see your child’s development and progress through their Learning Journey Book. This is supported by our online system, Tapestry, which records your child’s special moments and keeps you involved as they blossom. Tapestry is also used in conjunction with developmental stages and milestones to assess more formally how children are progressing.

Once your children are at school, they can continue their journey with us through our various After School Clubs  and Breakfast Clubs which cater for most of the Andover schools.

Funding & childcare vouchers

We accept government funding for 2-4 years old and we are registered with the local authority to allow parents to access their free entitlement of pre-school hours.

Speak to us

For bookings or questions please call 01264 332188 or email mariangelabryant@youthoptions.co.uk 

We consider college student placements and anyone wishing to discuss this should contact us on the details above.