Uniquely the YMCA has its own creche for centre members to use. Run by qualified, experienced staff you can use the gym or classes while knowing your child is being well cared for by us. Creche times run as follows:
Monday - Friday 9.30am-12.30pm
The creche is only available to members of the centre. As a Pre-Paid Member you can use the creche for FREE and as a Centre Member you can use the creche at a charge of £3.20 per hour or £6.00 for 2 hours. The creche can take up to 15 children per session and children are only allowed to stay for a maximum of 2 hours. During school holidays children attending reception class are welcome in the creche too.
What should you bring?
- Changing bags with nappies & wipes
- Spare Clothes for potty training children
- Labelled bottle or cup
- Snacks- bread sticks or fruit
- Lunch- sandwich, fruit, yoghurt
I've been having trouble finding a gym with a creche for my little one in Maidstone. Finally I recently joined my membership to YMCA and have been pleasantly surprised about the variety of e.g. Group exercise and Creche here. The staff are extremely friendly and my little one absolutely love it. I was sceptical on the beginning if he would get on with it but only after the first session I was convinced and very happy that we have joined.
We joined in the summer holiday when the children were able to use the pre-school which has an outdoor area as well. My little one really enjoyed the outdoor space and was always happily running out when I dropped him off. Even now the Creche is in the Hall there are enough toys and things to explore. You can check the kids from the first floor which is quite nice.
I have already recommended it to all of my mummy friends, one has already joined as well. It’s beneficial for the little ones (worn out and fantastic preparation for the pre-school or nursery later on) and of yourself (whether you exercise or just have you time with a cup of tea in peace in the coffee area).