Welcome to the January issue of our monthly online newsletter for children and families, produced by the Children and Family Work team at YMCA St. Paul’s Group.
We strive to create positive outcomes with children and young people in their communities, and provide support for families with nursery, day care, holiday and year-round programmes.
Take a look at the sections below to learn about what we will be up to across our various children and families services in January.
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Our Jumpers nursery children performed a wonderful version of the Christmas Nativity.
The audience at the Ealing green church were treated to some brilliant Christmas songs. The children looked fantastic in their costumes and did a great job!
Pod Soft Play Outing
The children from the Bumble bee and Butterflies group had a brilliant visit to the YMCA Hawker Centre in Kingston, where they enjoyed a session in the Pod Soft Play.
They travelled from South Ealing on the Bus – quite an adventure!
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is celebrated on 22 January, and 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. The Rabbit is the fourth of all Zodiac animals.
Chinese New Year is a time when families gather to exchange gifts, wear new clothes and hope for good health and prosperity in the year ahead.
Children often receive money in a small red and gold envelope.
Looking to book a children’s birthday party? Our kids parties at YMCA South Ealing, including party host and food and drink, are ideal for under eights. Party bookings are available on Saturdays.
The children will spend the first hour in the studio on the soft play equipment, and the second hour will be for food and party games in Y Lounge café.
A dedicated party host is there to keep the kids entertained and to set up and clear away afterwards, meaning you can just relax and enjoy the party!
Take a look at our South Ealing children’s parties page for further details.
Are you looking for a venue to hire in South Ealing? We have a purpose made studio, ideal for kids activity and dance classes available to hire.
Available from Monday – Friday, the hire charge is just £30 per hour.
For more details, or to make an enquiry, visit our South Ealing activity studio hire page.
World Cup Frenzy
The children at Handsworth Breakfast and After School Club participated in a sweepstake during the world cup. They followed every match, and ended up with two overall winners who received their very own world cup trophy!
Handsworth children have started their connection with local care homes in the area and their first topic was around friendship. They drew self portraits and made friendship bracelets. These were posted off and we await our correspondence from our elderly residents.
YMCA Hampton Preschool Christmas postal service
The children posted their Christmas cards in the post box and distributed them.
Based at the YMCA Hawker in Kingston, the Pod is a two storey soft play centre open seven days a week for indoor play. Costs are just £6.00 per child, including one adult. Visit our Pod page for full details..
All weekday Pod sessions are walk-in only.
The Pod opens from 9.00am and closes at 5.00pm Monday-Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday the opening hours are between 9.00am – 3.00pm.
Please drop in by 3.00pm on Monday-Wednesday and 1.00pm on Thursday and Friday to ensure you have a full 2-hour session.
Celebrate with a Pod Party!
- £390.00 for 25 children
- £440.00 for 30 children
For frequent visitors
Attend seven Pod sessions, and get the eighth session free! Pick up your loyalty card from reception. or in the Pod.