YMCA East Surrey

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Y-Kids After School Club

Y-Kids After School Club offers fun activities for 4*-12 year olds in a safe and welcoming environment. We provide affordable, quality childcare for working parents and encourage and support children’s physical, intellectual, social and emotional development.


Every weekday during term-time. Collection from school until 18:00.

How it works

Children are collected from school (see list of local schools below) by YMCA staff and driven to the YMCA Sports and Community Centre in Redhill where they enjoy a healthy snack. Each afternoon offers fun-packed structured sessions of sports, arts and crafts, cookery and outdoor play. Activities support and encourage children’s physical, intellectual, social and emotional development. A homework area is also available.

Qualified playleaders deliver lively and interesting sessions and encourage each child to participate in a range of individual and group activities, challenging them to try new things. They may decide to take part in sport, play boardgames with friends, create a masterpiece in the arts and crafts room or just sit quietly and read.

Children who attend Y-Kids After School Club can also book on to our term-time activities, allowing them to learn and develop new sporting skills, such as football, trampolining and gymnastics.

Update on venues from January 2018

As you may be aware, we are developing our outside sports pitch at the YMCA Sports & Community Centre into a new Inclusive Sports Facility. We expect building work to start in the New Year. This extension will allow us to increase our sporting activities for all, including those with disabilities.

In order to accommodate this development and the growing number of children attending Y-Kids After School Club, we will run the club from two YMCA sites starting January 2018.

Children who attend Earlswood Infant and Junior schools will continue to come to the YMCA Sports & Community Centre in Princes Road, Redhill. As the only school onsite, the children will have more space upstairs to enjoy active games and sports as well as a range of crafts. We will also still have a quiet area for children in Reception and Year One.

Children who attend St Joseph’s, St John’s, St Matthew’s, Lime Tree, Dover’s Green and Sandcross schools will go to the YMCA Sovereign Centre on Slipshatch Road, Reigate. This is a dedicated centre for children with excellent facilities including a main activity room where children can enjoy games and crafts, as well as an outside play area and sports pitch.

If your child currently takes part in any of our recreational sports (football, gymnastics and trampolining) and will be going to After School Club at the YMCA Sovereign Centre, we will contact you individually to discuss this. We hoping to accommodate new recreational classes at the centre.

We will continue to run our school holiday playscheme from the YMCA Sports & Community Centre in Redhill and will increase the number of trips so the children still have plenty of time outside.


We are proud to be an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted registered site. Registration no 122628


Read our Ofsted Inspection Report

‘Children thrive in this vibrant club. Staff use their expertise to effectively provide activities to meet children’s interests and to support their learning. Staff provide children with excellent opportunities to build their confidence and independence.’ Ofsted Inspection Report, August 2015

Local School Pick-ups

Our supervised minibus collects children from eight local schools:

  • Dover’s Green Infant School
  • Earlswood Infant School
  • Earlswood Junior School
  • Lime Tree Primary School
  • St Matthew’s Primary School
  • St John’s Primary School
  • St Joseph’s Primary School
  • Sandcross Infant and Junior School.

If we do not collect from your child’s school it does not mean that they to miss out – if you can get them to the YMCA, they can play at the YMCA!


£9.00 per child per day or £10.50 per child per day for late bookings (made after 6.00pm on the Friday prior to the week of attendance).

Cost includes pick-up from school by qualified playworkers.

We offer a 10% discount when booking a full 5 day week in advance.

There is a £10 per child registration fee at the time of your first Y-Kids booking which is a one off charge.

We accept Childcare Vouchers and you may be eligible for working tax credits by providing HMRC with our Ofsted registration number 122628.

Book now

Autumn Term 2017 booking form

Spring Term 2018 booking form

View our booking payments and cancellations information

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Find out more

T 01737 779979
E children@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk

If have have any feedback on our Children’s Services, please print off a feedback postcard and send back to us.

Terms and Conditions

* Children aged 4 must be in full-time education to attend After School Club.

Y-Kids School Holiday Playschemes

We also offer school holiday childcare and activities at our Y-Kids School Holiday Playschemes.

Our After School provision for children with additional needs and disabilities are held at the YMCA Sovereign Centre in Reigate for children aged 5-12 (Yippee) and 13-16 (Yip4Youth).