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 ➡️

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Thank you!

We hope you are all keeping safe and well.

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Bookings now open for September 2020!

Nottinghamshire YMCA is thrilled to welcome you back to YMCA Childcare’s before and after school clubs for the new school year! We are now accepting bookings for September 2020.

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. Read the plan on our website here. 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 childcare@nottsymca.org 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.”

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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.

Download our printable craft activities!

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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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Almost

4,000

hours of childcare

support delivered 

last year

 

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Last year,

we delivered almost

30,000

individual childcare

sessions

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Parent feedback

score of

97%

in summer 2018

Meet our team

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Mel Rooney

Childcare Services Manager

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Valerie Burrell

Business Resource Centre Manager

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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