Welcome to YMCA Day Nurseries
Thank you for considering our nurseries. We highly recommend that, if you haven’t already, you arrange a visit to the nursery of your choice and talk to our day care team and see the facilities at first hand.
We believe that a child needs to feel emotionally secure and that this is fundamental in allowing a child to develop and grow, and here at YMCA our dedicated nursery teams will provide a happy, relaxed and safe environment and that as a parent you can be rest assured your child will be happy to spend their time in our day care settings.
Our highly qualified of Early Years Professionals provide your child with the very best nursery experience with a focus on the individual child and their very unique needs.
We want all of our children to reach their full potential and will provide activities that stretch minds and bodies and that encourages self-confidence and individual development.
Mel Braden, Head of Childcare
So what makes our day care unique?
- We take a holistic view of childcare, acknowledging the wider context of our families including their individual circumstances, skills, talents and home environment.
- We engage the wider family in identifying and removing ‘barriers to progress’ and provide a gateway to engage with other YMCA service areas and explore YMCA ethos and values.
- We strive for and maintain the highest standards of nursery provision through a continual process of quality assessment, staff training and user feedback in line with Ofsted and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory requirements.
- We remain committed to our values and our Christian principles by ensuring that we create opportunities to involve children in activities that reflect our Christian ethos.
- We work in Partnership with Health Visitors and community Midwives to support the youngest and most vulnerable children.
- We provide parents with the skills and confidence to offer their children the best start in life. Services include making weekly visits to support parent-child activities such as reading and play.
- We facilitate Group Work for pre-school children in each nursery enabling them and their parents to participate in, whilst using the focus of ‘stay and play’ to help reach a wider, isolated parenting peer group.
- We offer free day care spaces to those who need those most – liaising with social services on a termly basis to offer our support.
- We offer support for parents and sign post them to existing facilities to support health and wellbeing, spiritual and pastoral support, skills, and development and employability skills.