CHILDWATCH/BABYSITTING

THIS IS A NUT-FREE ROOM. A childwatch service for children six (6) weeks to ten (10) years of age is offered to YMCA participants while they are using the facility (must remain inside the YMCA). Please, no parents in the room while staffed for babysitting. Hours are listed below and are subject to change due to low enrollment.
Please Note: PAYMENT REQUIRED AT TIME OF SERVICE - NO EXCEPTIONS. Cash payment or volume punch cards may be purchased at the Front Desk for $20.00 (8 hours) or $35.00 (14 hours). See details below.
 

**Available hours are listed below and are subject to change due to low enrollment of five or fewer children. Childwatch/Babysitting is not available during session breaks

 
CHILDWATCH HOURS SUMMER: (Thru August 20th)
  • Morning hours: Monday-Friday - 7:45 am - 12:00 pm
  • Evening hours:  Monday-Thursday 5:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday hours: Closed Saturdays until November 2022

    Service Closed:     August 22nd thru September 5, 2022 (Session Break)
     

 

Cost: $2.75 per hour/per child
OR
Non Refundable babysitting cards are available to purchase at the front desk: 8 hours for $20.00 /14 hours $35.00. Babysitting cards will expire 1 year from the date of purchase.

 

YMCA Family Advantage Card

Created in 2016 to provide newly activated Family membership units the opportunity to receive a complimentary Family Advantage Card worth 15 hours of child-watch services. The 15 hours of complimentary child-watch service is a value of $37.50, expiring one month from the date of membership activation. In addition, the Family Advantage opportunity extends to members under any Family membership type registering for a five (5) week session of a Y fitness program. The 15-hour complimentary child-watch service for fitness program registration expires at the end of the 5-week session. *Please request Advantage Card at registration.

*Not available with Water Fitness, Group Cycle Punch Cards, and Personal Training. One card per Family unit.

Health Concerns:
Parents should exercise caution and keep their child home should any unusual symptoms occur. If a child has been exposed to a contagious disease, he/she should be at home. We cannot accept children into the babysitting program if he/she exhibits any of the following: fever, vomiting, a rash, discharging eyes or ears, discolored nasal discharge, thrush, or head lice.

 

CHARACTER CLUB PLAY GYM & FUN ZONE (CHILDWATCH ROOM)

**NEW** - PLAYSPACE PLAYTIME for EVERYONE!

Children ages 2-10 years can enjoy fun and exercise in the Character Club playroom with our new Playspace Playtime!

Non-members may pay a fee of $5.00/child to utilize the Character Club play area for 1 hour during the advertised open play times. Member children are free! Register at the Front Welcome Center. Appropriate colored wristbands will be issued to indicate usage allowance.

Parents must remain in the room and supervise child(s) during playtime. Sneakers or closed-back shoes must be worn. NO flip-flops. This is a nut-free room. Please return all toys to the proper location and clean up any food spillage.

Playspace Playtime Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 1:00-5:00 pm
Monday-Thursday: 7:30-8:30 pm
Friday: 1:00-8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday: Not open during the summer.

*Character Club is NOT open for usage during our staffed Childwatch/Babysitting hours.

 

**NOTE: It is required that children 9 and under be accompanied by an adult at all times while at our YMCA. Children 9 and under must be accompanied to and from programs/classes by a parent/guardian. No Front Entry drop off or pick up.

Questions and/or concerns about Childwatch should be directed to Jennifer Suppa at 814-726-0110, ext. 100 or email suppa@warrenymca.org