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Children, Youth & Family Work

We believe every family should have the support they need to develop and lead more fulfilling lives.

Whether it is children’s services like Out of School Clubs and Summer Holiday Clubs; activities such as rock climbing, sports and arts and crafts where children can develop their skills and push their boundaries; special occasion Children’s Parties or fun activities at our Holiday Club – our Family and Children’s Services are designed for the whole family, helping you to balance your busy week days and get the most out of family time spent together.

As a part of our Family and Children’s work, we offer a range of different services including:

Nursery and Pre-school

We have two nurseries with a pre-school based in Dartford.  Our nurseries offer full day care and are open 5 days a week all year round. We also have a pre-school in Romford and Dartford. Each of our settings is a happy, friendly environment and is Ofsted registered. We provide bright, stimulating environments that enable children to develop and stimulate their young minds.  Read more

After School club

Bridging the gap between the end of school and the end of the working day is often a challenge. YMCA Thames Gateway provides an affordable and reliable After School Club service across all our YMCA Centres and within local schools.

Children are collected from school either by minibus or escorted on foot, given a nutritious snack and provided with a choice of creative and sporty activities. Our YMCA TG Centres are blessed with both indoor and outdoor facilities with lots of space to let off steam after school or chill out with school friends.

Our After School Clubs caters for children of all abilities. If your child has additional needs or requirements, please contact us so that we can talk about what we can do to help your child feel happy and comfortable.

Holiday Club

Running Holiday Clubs is something we are very proud of. Not only are we giving something to the children, but for working parents they are a fantastic, affordable childcare solution.

For more information please call us on 01708 766211 or complete the enquiry form below.

The clubs run every day in the school holidays at our site in Romford.  Children can try out all sorts of new activities, challenges and sports outdoors and in. We let the children be our guides in terms of what they want to do.

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Children’s Parties

Are you throwing a birthday party, meeting up with friends or just looking for a place where your children can play and have some fun on a rainy day? Then why not book one of our popular children’s parties?

We have packages to suit all budgets with a range of menus for you to choose from; ample free parking and downloadable invites to send out upon booking.

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For more information call our Children’s Services team on 01708 766211 or complete the enquiry form below.

Childcare Enquiry

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