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Child Minding

YMCA Calgary offers short-term care for infants and children ages 6 weeks – 9 years while their parent/guardian uses our facilities. Our child minding care providers are passionate about creating a fun, safe and comfortable environment for infants and children. All caregivers apply best practices for healthy child development and include play-based learning theory into everything they do. Your child’s stay is always fun and beneficial.


Is Child Minding available at this stage of re-opening?

Child Minding services will begin re-open August 16, 2021 at:

  • Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
  • Remington YMCA in Quarry Park
  • Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge


Child Minding services will begin re-open August 30, 2021 at:

  • Shawnessy YMCA
  • Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot


Click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions


Child Minding Open House Event

Please stop by to see us during one of our scheduled Open Houses. No appointment necessary


Location Date Time
Shawnessy YMCA Thursday, August 26 11:00 – 1:00pm


During the open house, you can:

  • Tour the Child Minding area
  • Meet and speak with a member of our team
  • Book your first child minding appointment(s)
  • Purchase a Child Minding Punch card for fee payments (see details below in the “Fees” section)


Note: The Child Minding area will be set up for demonstration purposes only. We ask that children remain in the care of their parent/guardian during the visit and refrain from using equipment.


Child Minding Locations and Hours

  • Current operating hours for open Child Minding Services are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
  • All Child Minding appointment bookings are 1.5 hours in length using pre-set time frames
  • Pre-paid Child Minding Punch Cards will be utilized for payments


Appointment Hours

8:30am – 10:00am 10:30am – Noon 1:00pm – 2:30pm 3:00 – 4:30pm

A ½ hour area cleaning/reset time is provided between bookings to support health and safety measures.

Evening and weekend hours will be planned for, and made available, as we assess the needs of the community and move into more regular YMCA programming this Fall within our facilities. This will include the ability to block book appointments.


How to book

Call-in bookings can be made by calling the Child Minding area directly – our area is not always staffed so please leave contact details using a number we can best reach you at. As our areas reopen, we will have an increased presence within the facilities.



Fee listed is for a 1.5 hour appointment
Member* Non-Member
Infant (6wks – 23 months) Free $9.75
Child (2 – 9 years) $6.30 $9.75
* To receive member benefits and pricing, the child requires a YMCA membership

NEW – To support streamlined sign in/out processes as well as payment requirements for Child Minding services, all payments will be made using a pre-paid Child Minding Punch Card. Punch cards are in denominations of $30 and can be purchased at Member Services. Following each Child Minding visit, payment for that visit will be deducted from your card. Families receiving YMCA financial assistance will be able to purchase a Punch Card at a discounted fee as per their YMCA financial assistance agreement.


For more information, click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions



Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton

Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot



Remington YMCA



Saddletowne YMCA



Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge



Shawnessy YMCA



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