Tapestry: The Benefits of Using an Online Journal

YMCA Day nursery use Tapestry, an online learning journal which allows them to observe and assess all of their children. The beauty of Tapestry is that parents can access their child’s learning journal at any time and can see what they have been up to during their time within the nursery. This helps staff to…

In the Moment Planning

At YMCA Day Nursery we have adopted a planning style called “In The Moment Planning.” This planning style allows staff to capture a child’s current interests (they can change so much) and plan activities to develop their interests and learning further. Each child’s interests are tracked on a weekly basis, allowing staff to observe their…

Pre-schools: Nursery Vs Schools

As your child moves on from their toddler years you may be debating whether to keep them in nursery or move them into a school. As experts in the childcare industry, YMCA Day Nursery staff are often asked for advice on this and find the best way to make an informed decision is to compare…

Family Support

At YMCA Day Nursery we aim to support our families as well as our children. We believe that this is essential when families may be facing difficult times including concerns about their children, money or housing issues. Our highly experienced and dedicated staff are able to offer support in the form of an Early Help…

Childcare Funding

YMCA Day Nursery offers 15 and 30 hour funding per week for eligible candidates. The 15 hour funding is available to 2, 3 and 4 year olds. 2 year olds are eligible for 15 hour funding if families are on a low income. This offers parents or guardians the chance to seek work, attend college/training…