Kids Stop Babysitting

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    Once you know the kids are taken care of, you can choose a class or activity to take part in.

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Free to Y Family Members

Part of leading a healthier lifestyle is having peace of mind while you exercise.

Kids Stop is a short term babysitting service available to children 6 weeks to 12 years with a family membership, while a parent/guardian is using the facility. We provide supervised and age appropriate free play, activities, or crafts during your child’s visit at the Westwood Park YMCA, Merrimack YMCA or the Nashua YMCA. Parent/guardian must remain in the facility for the entire time the child is in Kids Stop. The amenities in each branch may vary and we encourage you to tour each space and meet the staff.

Please read the guidelines below, if you have any questions please call the branch and we’ll answer them to the best of our ability.

Reservations must be made online (click on the image below) and can be made up to 48 hours in advance and up to one hour before a block time.

Due to high volume, we request that you cancel your reservation if you cannot attend. Cancellations can be done through your email confirmation. Please give 2 hours notice for any cancellations so that another member can still benefit from utilizing the Kids Stop.

Allow plenty of time to check in your child and arrive on time for pick up.

Please do not check in a child with obvious signs of illness – for the health and safety of all guest we reserve the right to refuse admittance or request an early pick up if your child is sick.

Parents must remain in the building at all times.

We are unable to change diapers or assist with the bathroom. We will ask you to come back to Kids Stop to assist your child.

All kids must be wearing socks and shoes to attend Kids Stop.

Please provide a labeled water bottle and if you’d like to, you can pack them a nut free snack. Please avoid candy or gum of any kind, popcorn, whole grapes or other possible choking hazards.

Children will only be checked out by authorized adults.



Infants from 6 weeks up to 1 year of age have a 1 hour reservation limit.

Kids Stop staff cannot change diapers or warm bottles.

infants must be removed from a car seat at the time of check in – we cannot accept infants sleeping in a car seat for safety reasons.

Infant and availability may vary by branch.



Merrimack YMCA:
Infants 6 weeks – 12 years

Nashua YMCA:
1 – 12 years (At Schedule Below)
Infants 6 weeks – 11 months (No Saturday Availability)

Westwood Park YMCA:
1 – 12 years (Not currently accepting children under the age of 1)


Y Family Membership: FREE
Nationwide Members & Guests: $2.50 per hour

Merrimack YMCA
Nashua YMCA
Westwood Park YMCA


Sat: 9am-12pm

Sun: Closed


Sat: 8am-12pm

Sun: Closed


Sat: 8am-12pm

Sun: Closed
Starting May 5 the reservation system will utilize the email address in your My Y Account. Email updates can be done at the Welcome Center if needed.If you want to learn more about registering for Kid’s Stop click here or visit the Welcome Center at your favorite YMCA!”

Reservation Block Times:
Reservation block times can be for up  to 2 hours long per child per day no matter the location. (Multiple reservations between the branches are not permitted at this time due to limited space.)

Reservation Blocks Vary by Branch Please Click the Image Below to Get Started and See What is Available.

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