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Who does the Peace of Mind for Parents service belong to ?

Cumbernauld YMCA est.1960 a voluntary not for profit registered Scottish Charity run by a Board of Trustees. The organisation has an excellent reputation for

running quality programmes and services for children, young people and families.


Is the service reliable?

The first Peace of Mind for Parents (POMP) service opened in 1989 in response to Latchkey children. We have faced many challenges over the years but the current

Pandemic has been the toughest so far. However, all childcare jobs have been maintained and all of our services will reopen when schools start back in August. We remain a Scottish Living Wage employer.


Who runs the Base?

The Base has a designated Team Leader and childcare staff team. They ensure your child receives a high standard of care in line with all operational and

legislative quality care standards.


Are staff PVG vetted SSSC Registered?

Yes, they are fully vetted in line with our own quality standards, Disclosure Scot-land, Care Inspectorate and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).


Are staff qualified and trained?

Our childcare staff are trained from SVQ 3 to BA Childhood Practice level in line with job requirements. All staff have a full job induction, regular supervision and monthly team meetings.


Who can use the service?

Children from linked primary schools have priority. Children with additional

support needs provided we can meet their needs within the setting & ratios.

Children from non-linked schools if parents organise & pay for own Escort /transport. Occasional Users (once or twice a term) and Holiday only Bookings

vacancies permitting.


May I visit the service before I register my child?

Yes, its natural to want to meet the people who will care for your child before you register with the service. Please email to arrange a short visit for you and your child.


How do staff move children to and from schools or base? Children are Escorted by Walking Bus / Transport


How are bookings prioritised? Full week PM applications take priority and a sliding scale applies thereafter based on sessions booked. Part Time bookings are deemed as subsidised as re-maining sessions are rarely filled. Over 1000 parents now rely on our service over the year, more during Term Time than holiday periods.


When does the base service close? We close when the school closes during the term year but we offer a fabulous service at our fantastic centre in Kildrum.


What type of activities do you offer the children? Visit our Facebook to see up to date creations and activities as well as children at play in the base. https;//


How does the fee system work? The monthly fee is calculated for the full school year Aug to Jun and divided into 11 equal monthly payments (pro rata for later start dates) with fees paid weekly or monthly in advance. Our preferred method of payment Direct Debit but we do accept Voucher and Credit/Debit Card payments. Cash payments accepted at Central office.


What are the fees? Current Term Fees @August  2023

Before School £6.00

PM Fee £15.20

Day Camp Top Up £9.90

Summer Day Camp

Half day £15.00

Single Day £25.00

Full Week £112.50

All costs included in Day Camp fees.


How do I find out more information or register with the service?





TAX CREDITS - Make sure you are claiming all tax credits available towards your childcare costs.  Call the Inland Revenue helpline on - 0845 3003900.  A website is also available for parents to apply online -

We offer assisted places for families on low income, who cannot access childcare tax credits or who find themselves in need of emergency childcare.

If you or someone you know is in this position and you think we can assist, please contact us in confidence.

Our staff team is vetted in line with YMCA, Disclosure Scotland. Care Commission and Social Services register requirements.