Welcome to the March 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 help whole families to flourish. We have safe and trusted Early Years care and developmental activities, family support and mediation help when difficult issues arise at home or school, summer and school holiday camps, and activities that are just plain fun for everyone.
Take a look at the sections below to learn about what we will be up to across our various children and families services in March.
World Book Day
The children at Jumpers nursery are celebrating World Book Day in a very crafty way!
The focus for World Book Day is Handa’s Surprise. The children listened to the story and drew their representations of the characters.
Gymnastics at South Ealing
Please contact AnneMarieBuckley@ymcaspg.org to arrange a free trial session.
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.
We still have dates available! Party booking times can be flexible, so don’t hesitate to get in contact with AnneMarieBuckley@ymcaspg.org for further information.
With our full party package, 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.
Alternatively you can opt for our hire only option, where we provide use of our soft play studio and café, and you provide supervision and refreshments.
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 adults and 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.
YMCA Values at Chase Lane
The children and staff at Chase Lane have been working hard in creating a display showing YMCAs Values and it is amazing!
Our YMCA values guide how we think, act and communicate. They work the same way for YMCA as they do in our personal lives.
Our group values are:
We seek out
We never stop looking for ways to transform lives for the better.
We respect, support, and protect without fail. Everyone is included, and everyone belongs.
We build — and rebuild — people’s confidence in their own strength, and foster conviction in everyone’s potential.
We speak out
We stand up for what’s right, advocate when needed, and encourage people to find the power of their own voice.
We serve others
We are committed to the wellbeing of others in mind, body, and spirit, and to fair and equitable opportunities for all.
Handsworth children have been continuing to exchange messages with local care homes and have been focusing on KINDNESS. We created some brilliant Kindness Rainbows and shared stories of when we have been kind to someone or when someone has been kind to us.
This has led us to focus on Kindness for a couple more weeks and we have started to discuss why we should be kind to our friends and talked about using kind words.
We are currently collecting feedback from customers of our After School Clubs. All answers from the survey will help us continue the quality of service we provide, as well as allowing us to implement new changes based on your feedback. If your child uses one of our After School Clubs, then please complete our short online survey. Thankyou for your time!
Y-Kidz is back this Easter
Visit our website for full details, and to book a space: https://ymcastpaulsgroup.org/y-kidz/
Wild Play Days are back!
Visit our website for full details, and to book a space: https://ymcastpaulsgroup.org/wild-play-days/
People who help us – postal service
World Book Day
We celebrated World Book Day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with the children bringing in their favourite book and wearing their favourite costumes. So many fantastic costumes! We decided that Paddington Bear was the best costume.
Please check the website for the latest opening times.
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 Pod sessions are walk-in only no online booking.
Celebrate with a Pod Party!
Pod parties are the perfect way to celebrate a birthday for under 11s. Pod parties dates are now available to book online until December 2023, please check available dates and times on Mindbody.
- £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.
Donate to support our Youth Services
Help support young people in our communities by making a donation.