Please see below for an update on our Childcare services regarding COVID-19: 


“YMCA Childcare would like to wish all their children and families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We wish you all health and happiness as you celebrate this wonderful time of the year.

As COVID-19 is not going to go away during the Christmas period, we ask that if your child becomes unwell and subsequently tests positive over the break, please can you contact and inform us of your child’s name, age, Childcare site attended and the date that your child tested positive. This will allow us to contact any other families who may have had contact with your child so that they can isolate themselves, or have a test too.

Please can all parents ensure we have the correct contact number for you over this period, as we may need to contact you and inform you of a positive case in another child who has had contact with your child too.

Thank you for your continued support through what has been a challenging year, here’s to a better 2021.”


Kim Streater – Childcare Programme Manager



Should you have any queries or concerns please speak with your setting’s Childcare Manager in the first instance or contact


At YMCA Childcare we believe that children deserve the best possible start to their education. We hope to provide this in our Childcare settings and in the community, by offering a safe, secure and happy environment in which children will feel confident and ready to learn. They will be supported  by experienced staff who are all committed to providing quality, nursery education and support.

At our settings, children take part in a variety of child chosen and adult led activities. We operate ‘free-flow play’ where children can move between indoors and outdoors of their own free will, regardless of the weather, throughout the day. Learning through play helps the children develop at their own pace; having fun, making friends and learning as they play to become confident, secure children.

Each of our Childcare settings operates a key person system where a member of staff will work with parents and carers to ensure the nursery provides what is right for the child’s particular needs and interests. The key person will form attachments with children, parents and carers, helping to settle children into the routine and undertaking care routines. For more information about our individual settings please see the links below.



Home Learning Resources

We have provided some fun activities, stories and songs to keep your young ones busy and active while they are at home.

Water Lane

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St Margarets Road

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Exning Road

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Blinco Grove

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