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Welcome to YMCA Essex

At YMCA Essex we seek to build lives, hope and futures for children, young people and families with our childcare and youth services. Our work includes a Nursery for babies and children aged 3 months – 5 years, Out of School Clubs, holiday programmes, youth groups, training, conference and meeting rooms, young carers, support for school pupils and their families, and behavioural and attendance support.

“Thank you for always going the extra mile for the young people. I’m so pleased we work with the YMCA!”


Latest News

Our Ofsted inspection at Kings Road Out of School Club went really well. We were awarded ‘Good’ and you can read the full report here. Find out more about our Out of School Clubs here.


On Friday 16 November we held our annual Awards Night. It was a fantastic evening and we were humbled to  be a part of the journeys that our young people have travelled. You can find a list of all winners on our new Awards Night webpage.


We are delighted to share that at our September 2018 Ofsted inspection, we were awarded ‘Good’ for our Sticky Paws Nursery and our surrounding building environment. We are very proud of this achievement and all the staff, children, parents and guardians that helped secure this fantastic rating of our service. Click here to find out more about our Chelmsford Nursery.


YMCA Essex Newsletter

Please click here to download and read our November 2018 Newsletter.

To sign up for our mailing list and always receive our latest newsletter, complete this quick form. We produce bi-monthly newsletters with updates on all the great work that we do.


General Data Protection Regulations – GDPR

Following the recent changes to GDPR, we have updated our Data Privacy Notice. Please follow the link below.

YMCA Essex Data Privacy Notice



The money you donate to us is an essential part of our being able to provide services to vulnerable and homeless young people. Every penny you give is used to offer the young people we work with a better chance at a healthy, happy life. Click here to find out more.