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Our whole family approach supports flourishing families and communities.

YMCAs across Ireland work to support families and ensure better outcomes for communities through childcare centres, after schools provision and family support.


Childcare makes up an extensive part of the work of local YMCAs across the island. With excellence childcare centres in Dublin, North Down, Belfast, Londonderry and Larne providing high quality and affordable childcare in fun, safe and stimulating environments, that ensure the best possible start for children.

From creche and nursery facilities to daycare and after school provision, YMCAs are uniquely positioned to provide and support young people, families and communities in a holistic, wrap-around approach, with expertise in play based learning and additional needs support.

Contact your local YMCA to find out more about their Childcare provision.

Family Support

Parents And Kids Together (PAKT) is a community programme that supports the whole family through fun learning activities and opportunities for primary school age children, their parents and carers. From afterschool sports and activities to parent education and family events – PAKT promotes healthy families and strong communities. Parents And Kids Together (PAKT) is currently active in YMCA Carrickfergus, West Dublin and Cork Region.