Sign up will start on Thursday, September 1.

Fun for your young child and peace of mind for you!

PLAYCARE Child Minding makes it possible for families with babies or young children to come to the YMCA of Fredericton together; we care for young children in a safe, welcoming play space while parents or caregivers enjoy our Wellness Centre, pool, and group fitness classes.

  • PLAYCARE Child Minding is available for children 3 months to 5 years of age.
  • The parent/caregiver must remain at the YMCA while your child is in PLAYCARE.
  • PLAYCARE does not operate during holidays, elementary school PD days or school cancellations (weather, COVID closures, etc.).
  • PLAYCARE attendants are First Aid Certified.
  • Visits are booked in 1 hour time blocks, with a maximum of two hours a day.
  • Members can book for up to two weeks at a time on alternate Thursdays of the month starting at 9 a.m. Non-members can book and pay the day before the visit. The first sign up will begin on Thursday, September 1.
    • If you are not able to make the scheduled booking, no refund or rescheduling will be possible. As a courtesy, please let us know if you must cancel your spot so others can have access.
  • Children are only able to attend within the booked time block and do not have to attend for the full 60 -120 minutes.
    • For example, if the time block is from 9 a.m.-10 a.m., your child can attend any length of time in that time block, and must be picked up by 10 a.m.
  • Bookings can be made in person at the Welcome Desk, or over the phone, however payment is required at the time of booking.
  • Limited spaces are available to allow for a low staff-to-child ratio. The bookings will be on a first come first served basis.
  • A space must be pre-booked for each child.
  • One hour time blocks are $5.00 for members, $7.50 for non-members. Bookings are a maximum of two hour time blocks a day.
  • Members can add the fee to their bi-weekly membership with unlimited visits, up to two hours a day.
    • $25.00 for the first child
    • $20.00 for any additional children
  • Only water bottles are permitted in PLAYCARE Child Minding. Snacks or other drinks must remain with the parent/caregiver outside of the program space.
  • Parents/caregivers are required to provide their own diapers and wipes, if applicable. Please clearly label all water bottles and diaper bags.
  • Personal toys or belongings are not permitted.
  • For safety reasons, fabric seats, swings, etc. will not be utilized. Infant bucket style car seats are permitted to accommodate a sleeping baby or to allow a baby to sit in.

PLAYCARE Child Minding Hours

Monday Wednesday Friday
8:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m 8:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m 8:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m

Contact Us:

YMCA Fredericton
570 York Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 3R2
Phone: 506-462-3000 ext 0, to speak to a Welcome Desk Specialist to book an appointment