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The Crèche

The Crèche at Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres provides a safe, friendly and fun environment for your children while you exercise or relax.

Our Crèche staff hold nationally recognised childcare qualifications, experienced in excellent quality care for children aged from 3-months up to the day before their 6th birthday.

What to expect at The Crèche

  • The Crèche is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am until 12.30pm.

  • Slots of 30 minutes, 60 minutes and 90 minutes will be available for booking on a first come first serve basis via the Horizon app.

  • Staff arrive at 8:45 to make sure the safety checks are done and everything in the crèche is clean and ready to go.
  • We aren’t letting parents into the crèche to drop off/collect at the moment due to ensuring we are keeping the setting as clean and safe as possible.

New to The Crèche?

  • There is a sign-up form that parents need to read and sign on first visit to the crèche.
  • We advise new customers to arrive 10- 15 minutes before you are booked in, this is to ensure all paperwork is completed and any questions you may have are answered.

  • It may take up to three 30-minute sessions for your child to settle fully.

Booking The Crèche

You can book the Crèche over the telephone or via the Horizon app.

Havant: 02392 476026

Waterlooville: 02392 245900

More Information About The Crèche

Due to limited spaces available, customers wanting to use the crèche facilities are only able to book spaces for their own children and not those of family and friends.  Platinum members will receive priority on booking spaces.

The minimum time a child can stay in the Crèche is 30 minutes the maximum time a child can stay in the Crèche is 90 minutes per day and the parent must be in the Leisure Centres for the duration of the child’s stay.

The Crèche is available for all non-members and members. The Crèche is free to Platinum Members subject to availability.

Help with Swimming Lessons

Our Crèche team are here if you need help with Swimming lessons or looking after one child while you are swimming with the other.

For more information ask one of our Crèche staff, subject to availability.

Crèche Testimonials

Highly recommended

The creche girls are AMAZING! Really helped me with my physical and mental health! The girls are great with the kids; so much care and attention to all the children. Chantel and Becky are my fave! Thank you for all your help. Highly recommended!

The creche is invaluable to me

As a mum the creche is invaluable to me, there is so much in the media about the stresses and loneliness of being a mother to babies, having a safe place for your little one whilst mum gets some me time and the amazing benefits of fitness and exercise. You have got this spot on…. couldn’t recommend enough.

Kind Staff

Lovely little setup, kind staff in the creche, very thoughtful for mums, highly recommend.

Thank You

I just wanted to thank the creche staff. It’s an amazing facility and I feel confident with their care of my baby. Many thanks.

Lovely Staff

I was nervous taking my boy to creche so I could use the gym – as I have never left him before. He absolutely loves it and hates leaving! The ladies are so lovely and I recommended to anyone.

I feel so much happier

Thanks to the girls in the creche I was so nervous but they have settled so well and enjoy coming. I was struggling balancing parenting and working – I feel so much happier now I have joined, thank you.

Times Leisure Card Price Membership Price
30 minutes
(minimum stay)
£2.10 p/child per 30 minute stay Free
Day Open Close
Monday 9:00am 12:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am 12:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am 12:30pm
Thursday 9:00am 12:30pm
Friday 9:00am 12:30pm
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed
Bank Holiday Closed Closed

Sarena Langford

Faye Jordan

Chantal Philpott

Beckie Oakey

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you book more than one child into the creche at the same time?

You can book more than one child but you have to call reception rather booking on the app. Call Waterlooville on 02392 245 900, or call Havant on 02392 476 026.

What is your ratio with children to adult?

3 children to 1 staff member ratio

Can I bring snacks in for my child or are they provided?

We do not provide snacks however snacks can be brought in. Strictly no nut products (including chocolate spread)

How does the swimming change over work?

We can collect your child from the pool at your preferred time, bring your child into creche and get them dried and dressed. We can also change your child into their swim stuff in the creche and pass them into the pool to you as the parent, or we can offer to drop off the child and then pick back up service. We just ask parents to make sure they are booking this correctly on the creche bookings to allow ratio numbers to be followed in the creche.

Will you call me if my child doesn’t settle?

We will always inform the parent after 15 to 20 minutes if we cannot settle their child

Can I book my friends child, in my name?

You can if the child is in your care at the time, however if their parent is also in the centre friends cannot book for them.

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Family Bootcamp Sessions

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Clubs at Horizon Leisure Centre

Working in partnership with Havant Borough Council and numerous 3rd party clubs to offer our customers and members more!

Leisure Centre Hire

Organisations and individuals can hire our facilities for sporting events, weekly sports groups, award ceremonies, private events and much more.

Additional Needs Activities

Havant and Waterlooville provide a range of concessionary prices across a variety of activities and specialist sessions at Horizon.

NPLQ Course

Become qualified to work in any UK swimming pool as a Lifeguard during our one-week National Pool Lifeguard Course.

Over 50s Sports Club

Join our Over 50s Sports Club for an opportunity to take part in multiple activities for a great value fixed price.

Inclusive Sports

These friendly and informal sports sessions are run in partnership with Get up and Go and Activ8 Minds.

Customer Forum

Be a part of Horizon’s Customer Forums and help shape the future of your Leisure Centres.

The Café

Havant and Waterlooville cafés serve a range of hot and cold drinks and light refreshments.

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