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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

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 March 2018 Newsletter. Our next Newsletter will be published soon.

To sign up for our mailing list and always receive our latest newsletter, complete this quick form. We produce a monthly newsletter 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.