Amy Oakes


  • Swimming Instructor(Level 2)
  • Trainer for Approach Training
  • Paediatric First Aid Qualified
  • Safeguarding Children, Young People & Vulnerable Adults Trained
  • FA (Level 1) Qualified
  • Netball UK Level 1 Qualified
  • Disability Awareness Trained
  • BTEC (Level 3) in Management

I’m Nottingham born and bred and have always been sporty. In my younger days I was scouted for England Ladies under 16s. I can still show the boys a thing or two!

I have worked for Nottinghamshire YMCA for thirteen years. In this time, I have delivered, coordinated and managed a range of exciting sport and family programmes across Nottinghamshire.

I’m passionate about giving parents opportunities to become even more actively involved in their child’s development – at YMCA, we have seen the huge difference it makes and we know how rewarding it is for everyone involved. We all know how easy it is to get in to a routine with the stresses and strains of daily life. Sometimes spending meaningful time with the people we love most is harder than it should be.

The Adventure Guides programme really gives parents the chance to try new activities and build stronger bonds with their children. We are creating experiences and memorable moments with that will last a lifetime – and what could be more exciting than that!

I’m your main point of contact for any information or support you need for Adventure Guides, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.