For more than 10 years, we have successfully partnered with a number of Derbyshire primary schools and nurseries. Our expert staff are highly-qualified and experienced to deliver all aspects of your childcare requirements.


Why Choose Us?
We are proud to have established partnerships with a variety of schools in Derbyshire. Our highly-qualified and experienced team provide quality, cost-effective and tailor-made sessions. The team have specialisms in several areas such as Physical Education, childcare, music and dance.

We believe an essential part of children’s development is learning through play. Our childcare offers an inclusive and safe environment for all young people regardless of needs, background, abilities or interests.

Young children enjoying arts and crafts at Y-Kidz

What We Do
Our popular Y-Kidz programme aims to help children increase their confidence and self-esteem. We do this through a wide range of activities at breakfast and after-school sessions (‘wraparound care’), lunch clubs and holiday activity clubs.

In addition, we provide a variety of services for schools in the form of PPA-cover, teaching assistants, physical literacy, lunchtime support and other bespoke services as requested.

Playing football at Y-Kidz

Our Prospectus


“We have been so  impressed with the professionalism and the quality of teaching that YMCA Derbyshire have brought into our School. Mr Roberts (the coach) delivers positive, fun and active lessons which engage all pupils.

Mr Roberts is confident to teach 4-11 year old’s and this  provides our children with a unique opportunity as many providers organise clubs for 6-11 year old’s. We are delighted with the service, in particular, the flexibility. The busy nature of our school environment means that Mr Roberts adapts well to the different changes that come his way. We would happily recommend YMCA Derbyshire to my partner schools.”

Teaching Staff at Longmoor Primary School

“Since I arrived at Markeaton just over three years ago, our partnership with YMCA has gone from strength to strength. And in so many ways, it is a partnership built on honesty, compromise and what is best for the children of Derby.

Markeaton has always been rooted in strong community values and we feel that our partnership with YMCA only enhances this profile. There is no desire to achieve anything more or anything less than the YMCA and everything we do, we do together – long may it continue.”

Mr Ian Johnson, Headteacher, Markeaton Primary School

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Y-Kidz School Services

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Holiday Activity Club at Markeaton Primary School

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Wraparound Care at Markeaton Primary School

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Services at Weston-on-Trent CofE Primary School

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Services at St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy

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