YMCA After-School Club 

Our after-school club childcare service at John Hunt Primary School in Newark caters for children’s interests with a huge variety of indoor and outdoor sports, crafts, games, STEAM activities and more!

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Email: families@ymcans.org

Call: 0115 711 7006

As a provider with Ofsted Early Years registration, we complement school learning and support the children’s development.

By providing enjoyable projects and inspiring role models in a safe and positive environment, young people have plenty of opportunity for fun and hands-on learning with our experiential activities.

STEAM activities

At our after-school clubs, we engage children in ‘STEAM’ learning sessions. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking. The end result is children who enjoy engaging in experiential learning. We wish to nurture children’s drive to take carefully considered risks, show tenacity in problem-solving, embrace collaboration and work through creative processes together.

Our team wants children to see what is possible to achieve when people believe in their potential. That is why we encourage them to take part in exciting and varied activities with opportunities to discuss what careers could be available within these fields.

Children learn best through play, and we understand that young people are the innovators, educators and leaders of the next generation!

Key details

Address: John Hunt Primary School, London Road, New Balderton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 3BN

Ofsted number: 553892

Ages served: 4 – 11 years 

After School Club Times: 3:15pm – 6:00pm 

After School Club Prices:  £8.25 per session (booked), £11.25 per session (late bookings and drop-in*) 

Site Mobile Number: 07535 977 083 

Booking Number: 0115 711 7006 

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Childcare Vouchers

YMCA Newark and Sherwood’s childcare service in Newark is Early Years and Ofsted registered, which enables parents to use tax-free childcare vouchers as well as the governments tax free childcare scheme. Contact our bookings team for more information on: families@ymcans.org

Read our Parent Handbook

The YMCA Childcare in Newark ‘Parent Handbook’ contains everything that a parent or guardian needs to know for your child to attend our childcare service. Please ensure that you read it before you make a booking!

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Core Values

At the heart of all our charity’s programmes for children and young people are four core values – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. These values form the bedrock of promoting the developmental assets needed to equip a child with key life skills to make good decisions as they enter adulthood.

Every week, children are rewarded for demonstrating these values as we hand out a ‘Core Values Award’ certificates.

Key developmental assets we promote:

Adult role models

Parent(s) and other adults’ model positive, responsible behaviour.

Positive peer influence

Young person’s best friends-model responsible behaviour.

High expectations

Both parent(s) and teachers encourage the young person to do well.

“We are committed to creating a safe learning environment that promotes caring, honesty, respect and responsibility so children can grow together.”


Todd Cauthorn, Operations Manager for Children, Youth and Families

Meet the Team


Todd Cauthorn

Operations Manager: Children, Youth & Families




Valerie Burrell

Business Resource Centre (BRC) Manager



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