Service update

In light of government plans to open schools on March 8th 2021, our Childcare team are currently working hard to establish our next steps. Please keep an eye out for updates shortly.

Health and Safety

Our team have put a number of positive hygiene measures in place to keep children safe when they attend our clubs. We will be continually reviewing them throughout each term, in line with government guidelines and updates.

Our COVID-19 Safety Plan outline the actions and expectations of YMCA staff, parents and children. Please make sure you familiarise yourself with them before your child attends a session. If there are any updates to these measures, you will receive a notification email or call.

How to book

To find out more about prices, locations and timings, please visit our YMCA Childcare term-time page. Get in touch with our team by emailing or calling 0115 711 7006.

Please note: Places are limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

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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“Every child’s wellbeing is always at the heart of our programmes as we help them grow in mind, body and spirit.”

Mel Rooney, YMCA Childcare Service Manager Triangle_icon_red_grad

STEAM activities

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.

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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!

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Core values

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.

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Meet our team


Kirstie Rock

Childcare Services Manager (YMCA Childcare)


Valerie Burrell

Business Resource Centre Manager


Alex Inkley

Marketing and Communications Officer

Get involved

We share the achievements of the children every month in our childcare newsletters, which you can sign up to receive below.

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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!

Learn more