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.



Water Lane

Term time childcare in Lowestoft

St Margarets Road

All year round childcare in Lowestoft


Term time childcare in Grundisburgh near Woodbridge


All year round childcare in Ipswich

Exning Road

All Year Round Childcare in Newmarket

Blinco Grove - Opening soon

All Year Round Childcare in Cambridge

Out of School & Holiday Club


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