YMCA Calgary > Child Minding

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 caregivers are passionate about creating a fun, safe and comfortable environment for young children. 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.

 

Child Minding Appointments

All Child Minding appointments are 1.5 hours in length using pre-set time frames. Please call, or visit, the child minding area you wish to visit to inquire about specific appointment times.

 

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

 

There are two types of appointments

 

Block Booking – Block booking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for each YMCA program session. Block booking application forms are available to both members and non-members as per registration dates for each YMCA program session.

  • Once a block booking form has been reviewed by the Preschool Supervisor, the parent/guardian will be advised as to whether their request can be accommodated. Should we be unable to accommodate a request, efforts will be made to offer an alternate time.
  • Payment will be processed upon confirmation of space availability for the block booking period. The Preschool Supervisor will contact the parent/guardian to arrange this prior to the start of the session. Payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • Please reach out to a member of the Child Minding team for more information.
  • Note – a charge of $5 will be applied to “no shows” for Member infant block bookings. Please ensure you call to cancel your scheduled booking.

 

Casual Booking – single day appointments, booked closer to the day required

  • Members may book one week in advance of the day they wish to book an appointment.
  • Non-members may book 24 hours in advance of the day they wish to book an appointment.
  • Payment 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.

 

 

How to book

Block booking for each YMCA program session begins for members and non-members at the same time as program registration. Members have earlier access to block booking.

 

Casual bookings can be made by calling the Child Minding area directly. Please leave a message if a member of our staff is not immediately available.

 

Walk-in booking requests may be possible depending on space and staff availability.

 

We may not be able to accommodate all casual booking requests, including walk-ins. We recommend you call ahead to avoid disappointment.

 

 

Fees

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

 

Note – Families receiving YMCA financial assistance will have the discounted fee, as per their YMCA financial assistance agreement, applied at the time of purchasing a Child Minding Punch Card or at the time of payment for block booking.

 

 

Child Minding Policies

Child Minding appointments are limited, pending availability, to 3 visits/child/week.

 

An additional casual booking may be requested. We cannot guarantee availability.

  • Member infants will be charged for the additional child minding booking.

 

All users of the YMCA Child Minding area must remain onsite, using facility amenities. Jogging in the immediate vicinity is permitted, providing the parent/guardian has a cell phone on their person which is kept tuned on.

 

A charge of $5 will be applied to “no shows” – bookings for which cancellation notice was not received. This includes Member infants with block booking.

 

The Child Minding area may be closed during periods when no advance bookings (both block booking and casual) have been made.

 

  • Please drop-off and pick-up your child(ren) on time
  • Let us know when your child will not be in attendance

 

 

Appointment Hours

Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
Mon – Thurs Friday Saturday Sunday Holidays
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Remington YMCA in Quarry Park
Mon – Fri Saturday Sunday Holidays
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed Closed Closed
Saddletowne YMCA (Re-opening on May 16, 2022)
Mon, Wed, Fri Tues & Thurs Saturday Sunday Holidays
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Closed Closed Closed Closed
Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
Mon – Thurs Friday Saturday Sunday Holidays
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Closed 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Shawnessy YMCA
Mon – Wed Thurs & Fri Saturday Sunday Holidays
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Closed Closed Closed

 

 

Contact Us

Phone is the best way to contact Child Minding staff for appointments and inquiries

Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
587-392-5583  

ChildMinding.BY@calgary.ymca.ca
Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot (Temporarily Closed, please contact the Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge)

403-241-4618

ChildMinding.CFY@calgary.ymca.ca

Remington YMCA

403-351-8265

ChildMinding.RY@calgary.ymca.ca

Saddletowne YMCA (Re-opening on May 16, 2022)

403-537-2724

ChildMinding.TY@calgary.ymca.ca

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge

403-351-5261

ChildMinding.ROY@calgary.ymca.ca

Shawnessy YMCA

403-254-3217

ChildMinding.SHY@calgary.ymca.ca

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