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Childcare

We know that this year, summer holidays are going to be different for everybody. We also understand that it’s going to be more difficult than normal for most parents, who rely on the support of grandparents, friends and family, to help them continue to work while the children aren’t at school.

We are able to open a small version of our Holiday Club at YMCA Romford and are able to offer Holiday Club on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week, between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm. As with nurseries, pre-schools and schools, we are having to keep children in Bubbles for their own health and safety, as per Government guidance.

We have four spaces available from Tuesday, 28 July in Bubble A and we’re able to offer a second Bubble if the demand is there. Bubble B will provide 11 spaces, available from Tuesday, 4 August.

The cost is £34.99 per day but we also offer a discount for siblings and Blue Light card holders.

Places are limited and we will have to operate on a “first come, first served” basis, so to find out more, please email qualitychildcare@ymcatg.org or call 01708 766211 for more information.


Over the past few months, our Early Years settings have only been open to key workers and vulnerable children. We are pleased to tell you that we have now reopened our settings in Romford, Temple Hill (Dartford), and our Lakeside Nursery in Thamesmead. Our Swanscombe and Oakfield settings remain closed and we will keep you updated on any changes.

We have been working hard to ensure that our settings are safe for our staff and children.  We have carried out thorough risk assessments and implemented new operational procedures in line with Government guidance and ask that you read and adhere to the following:

Watch our video

Read our welcome back guidance

Risk Assessment for Romford

Risk Assessment for Temple Hill (Dartford)

Risk Assessment for Lakeside Nursery (Thamesmead)

If you have any issues or concerns please contact us on 01708 766211 or email Qualitychildcare@ymcatg.org.


Holiday Club Romford

We provide fun, active and affordable holiday programmes with a wide range of activities to suit all ages (3 – 14 years) plus lots of opportunities for indoor and outdoor exploration.  We have an energetic team of qualified and experienced staff delivering activities to children to enhance their development and social skills.

DISCOUNTS: Early Bird discount – 10% discount* if booked on month in advance.  Sibling discount – second/third child  25% off* per child.  Emergency Services and Armed Forces staff receive 12.5% discount*. T&C’s apply.  

VOUCHERS ACCEPTED:  We accept childcare payment vouchers from all major childcare companies and we also accept tax-free childcare payments for holiday club.

Holiday Club planners and booking forms and our health care plan can be downloaded below.  Booking forms should be emailed to: Qualitychildcare@ymcatg.org.  If you require further information contact 01708 766211.
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October booking sheet

Healthcare plan

Activities

We have a variety of activities and  outings to local attractions, including:

  • Days out – theme park, cinema, golf, jump evolution, the zoo and lots of other attractions
  • Bowling
  • Zorbing
  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Cookery Sessions
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Public Service Workshops

Spaces are limited, so please call our Children’s Services Department on 01708 766211 or fill out our contact form below to check availability.

Contact Form

For enquiries or bookings please fill out the form below and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Holiday Club Enquiry

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