Community meal at The Beach Hotel, Minehead 

At the latest Beach Hotel Minehead community meal, we welcomed young people from YMCA housing. This was a chance for Beach Hotel chefs to share with young residents the experience of working in a professional hotel kitchen.  This was the first time in a professional kitchen for many of the young people attending, and with…



Tenancy Training team attend citizens advice open morning

Recently, the Tenancy Training team attended the Citizens Advice open morning in Sedgemoor. The event was open to members of the public, which welcomed in lots of faces. The morning was predominantly there to increase awareness and understanding surrounding Citizens Advice, but it was also a great opportunity for other local organisations within the area…



Wooden House Nursery Tiverton to host Stay and Play sessions

Wooden House Nursery in Tiverton is set to host a series of Stay and Play sessions this Autumn. The nursery, set in the Knightshayes Estate, will be opening its doors to families in a series of themed Stay and Plays. The themes are all about getting outdoors and exploring, no matter the weather! From ‘Welly…



Book YMCA Autumn Daycamps today!

We’re firmly closing the door on summer and welcoming in autumn with the news that Autumn Daycamps bookings are now open! This October half term, YMCA Dulverton Group will be creating a week of fun and adventure for Children aged between 4 and 11. Autumn Daycamps will be based at Barley Wood in Wrington, which…



Sailing trip Brixham to Portsmouth

This month we took our young people on a trip from Brixton Harbour to Portsmouth, on board a Tall Ship, also known as ‘The Challenger 3’. The group began their trip in Bristol, where they were introduced to the team and got to grips with what they had to expect on the trip. After some…



YMCA Early Years recipe of the month

Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto Try out September’s YMCA Early Years recipe of the month, and make this delicious Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto. This recipe is the perfect chance for you to put your cooking skills into practice, whilst making a perfect heart warming meal for friends and family. Ingredients   1kg Butternut Squash, cut…



YMCA Summer Daycamps 2022 come to an end

Another summer has ended, children are back at school and YMCA Summer Daycamps are finished for 2022! Spread across two of our sites, Barley Wood in Wrington and Yew Trees in Tarnock, our amazing teams have taken our Daycampers on a journey through five themed weeks of summer fun. This summer, Daycamps themes were: Around…



Early Years recipe of the month

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry Try out June’s YMCA Early Years recipe of the month, and make this lovely sweet potato and chickpea curry. It is the perfect meal to have for dinner or lunch and is a true favourite amongst our children in early years. Ingredients: 2-3 sweet potatoes, cut into roughly 2 cm…



YMCA Early Years recipe of the month

Banana, Date and Raspberry Oaty Bars  Try out May’s YMCA Early Years recipe of the month, and put your baking skills to the test with Banana, Date and Raspberry Oaty Bars. This recipe is a favourite amongst our children in early years and is the perfect mid-day snack. Ingredients: 100g chopped dates 75ml boiling water…



YMCA Early Years looking for new team members!

YMCA Early Years teams are looking for new individuals to join the settings across the region. Nurseries and Preschools including: Barley Wood Nursery, Wrington; The Old Potting Shed Nursery, Blagdon and Yew Trees Nursery, Tarnock are all now recruiting. The teams are calling on local people who would like a new career opportunity working in…