I have worked for Nottinghamshire YMCA for six years. In this time, I have been involved in activities across the children and families programmes – from our Onside programme for young people with disabilities to our YMCA childcare team and Camp Williams adventures, where I have spent most of my time working with children and teaching them new skills.
My role before this was a Sport and Play Leader, so I ran Before and After School Clubs at Edgewood Primary and Nursery School and helped manage the operational side of Camp Williams.
My new role as Children and Families Support Officer is perfect for me as it brings together everything I have learned over the last six years. Working alongside the rest of my team, I help to deliver the brilliant, exciting activities for all the families that take part in Nottinghamshire YMCA services.
The Adventure Guides programme is hugely exciting; it gives us the chance to provide trips and events for families across Nottinghamshire, creating amazing experiences and memories for them. I am so proud to be a part of this life-changing initiative.
All of our programmes for children, young people and families are dedicated to the positive development of young people in mind, body and spirit.
YMCA Adventure Guides is a programme that not only provides adventure, excitement, and opportunities for learning new skills, but also encourages parent-child bonding, and provides dedicated time for families to spend together on a regular basis. Circles also create communities across Nottinghamshire, with families from all walks of life interacting and sharing positive experiences together.