Pop-up crèche offers affordable care at Ferry Leisure Centre

Published: Wednesday, 12th June 2019

A pop-up crèche has opened at the Ferry Leisure Centre, providing affordable childcare so parents and carers can enjoy the fitness facilities.

The pilot scheme offers fully qualified childcare for children age six weeks to five years every Monday, 9am to 11am, for only £2.20 an hour – or free to Choice members. Oxford City Council has provided £11,000 funding to support the scheme, which aims to make it easier for parents and carers to find time for exercise.

The Ferry Leisure Centre facilities include two pools, a gym, personal training, group exercise studio, fitness classes, sports hall, squash courts, therapy room and a café with Wi-Fi. There is a variety of energetic and relaxing activities, sessions and courses for all ages and abilities.

Councillor Linda Smith, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Housing, said “Oxford City Council has invested strongly in leisure and fitness facilities, but for adults looking after young children one of the challenges can be finding the time to exercise. This pilot scheme adds to the full time crèche available at the Leys Pools & Leisure Centre, giving more choice to city residents.

 “I’m delighted that Oxford City Council is able to fund this scheme so that more parents and carers can look after their own health as well as their children. Our aim is to provide healthy opportunities for all, so we’re tackling the barriers people face as well as providing outstanding leisure and fitness choices.”

For more information on how to book visit Ferry Leisure