Support our COVID-19 Appeal
Although our bookings are currently on hold, our charity is still working hard for young people in Nottingham! Nottinghamshire YMCA provides safe accommodation and support towards independent living to hundreds of people in Nottinghamshire, including dedicated spaces for under 25s If you are in a position to safely do so, we’d be so grateful for some extra help at this challenging time as part of our COVID-19 Appeal ➡️
We hope you are all keeping safe and well.
Following the Government’s announcement that all schools in the UK will be closed effective from Friday 20 March, we regret to confirm this means that Nottinghamshire YMCA Childcare services will no longer be running until further notice.
Taking precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19 to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our young people is our absolute top priority. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience, and we are grateful for your support and cooperation as we do everything we can to protect our community against the spread of this virus.
Our team continues to work closely with schools and headteachers to navigate the safest route forward for everyone, in addition to following government advice and guidelines issued by Public Health England. We will inform customers when we have a date for restarting this provision so your children can get back to enjoying their life-shaping activities!
In the meantime…
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Whether you need term-time or school holiday childcare – Nottinghamshire YMCA’s childcare clubs are proud to serve families across the region. You can rest assured that your child’s wellbeing will always be at the heart of our programme.
Welcome to YMCA Childcare
Our Before and After School Clubs cater for children’s interests with a huge variety of indoor and outdoor sports, games, and STEAM activities. Wollaton Holiday Club delivers childcare during school holidays.
All of our sites are Ofsted registered, which enables parents to use tax-free childcare vouchers with all major providers. Contact our bookings team on 0115 711 7006.
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Mel Rooney, YMCA Childcare Service Manager
“Every child’s wellbeing is always at the heart of our programmes as we help them grow in mind, body and spirit.”
At our Before and After School Clubs, we engage children in STEAM learning sessions.
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the next generation!
Children will take part in exciting and engaging activities and will have the opportunity to discuss what careers could be available within these fields. We want the children to see what is possible for themselves and what they could achieve in the future.
Volunteer with YMCA Childcare
We are always looking for volunteers to lead STEAM sessions. If you are a post-graduate student or have career experience in science, technology, engineering, arts or mathematics and are passionate about providing children with unique and exciting learning experiences, we would love to hear from you!
At the heart of all of our programmes for children and young people are our four core values – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. These values run through everything that we do. Every week, we reward children for demonstrating them by handing out a ‘Core Values Award’ trophy and certificates.
YMCA Camp Williams
Did you know…
Nottinghamshire YMCA also delivers a fun and engaging children’s day camps programme during school holidays called Camp Williams? Whether your child loves skateboarding or science – our week-long camp offer a variety of Skill Clinics ranging from game design and archery to climbing walls and kayaking. There’s something for everyone!