Childcare York

Day Nurseries

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Day Nurseries in York

Adventurers Day Nursery situated down Hospital Fields Road Fulford.

At Adventurers Day Nursery we are a friendly and dedicated team who pride ourselves on offering high-quality care and a safe, secure and homely environment, to encourage and enable your child to confidently develop at a pace that suits them. We offer a wide range of fun and stimulating activities which are planned to meet each child’s needs.

The Nursery:

  • 2, 3 and 4 year old funding
  • Free settling in sessions (once enrolment is confirmed)
  • Ofsted rating ‘good’
  • 5 * food hygiene rating
  • Opening times Mon-Fri 7.30-6
  • Closed bank holidays and approximately one week at Christmas
  • £51.50 per day (hourly rate also available)
  • Set up for HMRC tax free childcare and most other childcare vouchers
  • Carpark available for drop off and collection.

01904 628060
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At Blue Sky Day Nursery we like to offer totally flexible care no matter what your childcare needs!

If you want full time, term time or the occasional day or the odd hour to go to the gym, do some shopping or just to get a hot bath, we will do our best to meet your needs.

We have a fantastic holiday club running from 7:30am – 6 pm, taking children from school age up to 12 years old.
Cost is just £31 a day and booking is as flexible as you want.
You can book 1 day or half a day, you don’t need to have come before and you don’t need to come again although we hope you will of course!
Our team are all first aid, safeguarding and food hygiene trained.

We have funded places available for 2, 3 + 4 year olds for eligible children and we also offer creche, day nursery, preschool and wrap around hours.

We have a fantastic team who ‘Promise to care for your child as they would their own’ and this coupled with a delicate mix of adult led and child directed activities makes learning through play educational, exciting, often messy and always fun.

All meals are provided and are cooked on the premises to meet the healthy eating plate menu.

Our lovely nursery mixes colour and light to provide a happy, homely and safe and loving environment with a large well equipped outdoors area that can be enjoyed whatever the weather.

Please get in touch to arrange a visit to meet our amazing team and see our fab nursery for yourself.

We offer free settling in sessions and have spaces available now!

01904 693007
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Bright Beginnings is a warm and friendly Ofsted registered children’s day nursery based in York, which was awarded “Outstanding” in June 2019. We look after children aged between 15 months and 5 years old and our fully qualified and highly experience staff are committed to their care and development.

We have been established since 1998 and the key aim of our nursery is to create a bright beginning for your child in secure and welcoming surroundings.

At Bright Beginnings Day Nursery, we provide a positive environment to help your child thrive. We inspire children though adult-led and child-led play, both indoors and out. We provide a variety of well-planned learning experiences through children’s spontaneous play to give each child the chance to develop emotionally and physically and reach their full potential

The nursery is self-contained within a two-storey detached building. We care for up to 33 children, with two age groups. Upstairs we have the Butterflies room, which is a large open plan area catering for children aged between 15 months and 3 years, whilst downstairs is our Rainbows pre-school up to the age of 5 years. There are also two large outdoor play areas for even more fun activities

47 Rawcliffe Drive, York, YO30 6PD

01904 613566
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Purpose built nursery, OFSTED rated outstanding July 2015, second outstanding OFSTED rating January 2020, with highly qualified long standing staff, situated on the York outer ringroad opposite the Rawcliffe park and ride. Age appropriate rooms are spacious and bright, along with exciting outdoor areas including secluded woodland walk, all providing a safe and happy, nurturing environment.

Under 3s £54 per day including all meals, nappies, wipes and suncream.

Over 3s £52 per day.

Opening times 7.30am-6pm

Contact Belinda

Eccles Close, Rawcliffe, York, YO30 5XJ

01904 674762
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Daisy Chain is a well-established nursery and has been proud to provide care and preschool education for the past 19 years. We have a well-qualified and diverse team of staff who fulfil our ethos of being, “the next best thing to being cared for at home”. We pride ourselves on our family atmosphere and encourage our children to build friendships, enjoy each other’s company and have a fun and happy time together, as well as helping them to develop the personal, social and emotional skills that they will need as they grow up.

Our nursery comprises four departments – Babies 1, Babies 2, Tweenies and Preschool. Each room is well equipped with age/developmentally appropriate toys and activities. We plan for individual children’s development linked to their interests and respond to spontaneous play and events. In addition we have a well-equipped outdoor area which the children enjoy in all weathers.

We are open 51 weeks a year and close on Bank Holidays. Our opening hours are 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

Cinder Lane, York, North Yorkshire, YO31 7TP

01904 422211
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Heathers Nursery is situated on a quiet cul-de –sac next to West Bank Park, Holgate ideal for trips and picnics!

We offer:
– Well-equipped outdoor play area
– Caring and dedicated staff team with hands on management
– Access to exciting woodland area, located in West Bank Park
– Home cooked food freshly prepared on the premises

Daily rate under 3 – £59.50
Daily rate over 3 – £56.50

Home cooked lunch, snacks and drinks included.

Half day sessions and 3 hour sessions also available.

Open 8am-6pm Monday to Friday
Closed bank holidays and between Christmas and New Year

Nursery Manager: Kathryn Payne

01904 780277
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We are situated in a converted cricket pavilion, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the main roads which service the Clifton and Rawcliffe area.

We offer:
– Dedicated, experienced staff with hands on management
– An open plan and homely setting
– Outdoor classroom, mud kitchen and huge grassed play area
– A large green field
– Access to woodland area
– Home cooked food freshly prepared on the premises
– Small vegetable growing area

Day Rate: Under 3 – £59.50 Over 3 – £56.50

Home cooked lunch, snacks and drinks included.
Half day sessions, 3 hour sessions and flexible sessions also available.

Normal opening hours 7.30am-6pm Monday to Friday
Closed bank holidays and between Christmas and New Year

Nursery Manager: Delta Whatling

01904 651767
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Little Badgers is an independent committee run pre-school, with charitable status, based on site at Badger Hill Primary school catering for children aged 2-5 years.

Little Badgers pre-school provides warm and caring childcare in a stimulating educational environment where children are encouraged to learn through play both indoors and out in our new purpose-built setting.  We have an excellent staff to child ratio of 4 children to every adult with maximum of 18 children per session.  We feel this gives every child the individual attention they need while allowing for interactive imaginative play with their peers in a small setting.  We have both male and female members of staff to give the best all round start to your child’s education.

Sessions: Monday to Friday mornings 9-12 and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday afternoons 12-3.

Childcare vouchers and funded hours accepted.


For more information please contact Julia or Laura.

07963 134008
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Little Bugs Childcare offers full and part time childcare for children between 0 and 5 years. We are conveniently situated just off the York outer ring road and offer 30 hours free childcare. Parents and carers are very welcome to visit any time.

We treat every child as a developing individual and provide the support, surroundings and encouragement for a happy and fulfilling childhood. We have a friendly team of qualified childcare professionals with high staff to child ratios to enable the team to build close relationships with each child. Children are encouraged to discover and learn through a mix of structured activities, group or individual projects and personal encouragement. We follow the Reggio approach to childcare, supporting a child’s natural curiosity through a wide range of experiences with lots of positive support from staff.

We have excellent facilities both indoors and out and are proud to be a Forest School. Our children have on-site access to a dipping pond, generous and well equipped outdoor play areas and an orchard as well as exclusive use of the facilities at the Web Adventure Park each day before 9.30am. Our facilities enable us to offer a huge range of exciting and relaxing activities throughout the typical day.
We currently have availability in the baby, toddler and pre-school settings.

Opening hours: 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday

Little Bugs Childcare, Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH

Nursery Manager: Jane Mann

07908 364351
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Little Green Rascals are the first organic Children’s Day Nursery Group to have opened in the North of England and have been caring for children since July 2009. The group has steadily grown and now offers exceptional childcare in seven settings in the York area including the City Centre, Bishopthorpe, Tadcaster Road, Haxby, Elvington, Flaxton and most recently in Poppleton.

Little Green Rascals thrive on delivering exceptional childcare with excellent learning activities all wrapped up in a home from home style care. With Forest Schools part of everyday life as well as extra curricular activities such as languages, science class and football lessons – a Rascals day is jam packed with excitement. This busy activity is fuelled with a home cooked, fully organic menu which rotates every few weeks to ensure the children are trying new flavours and seasonal produce.

The nurseries green ethos is maintained throughout the business ensuring there are no nasties in anything from skincare to paints and natural materials are used from furniture to toys.

Owned by Vanessa and Ben Warn – Little Green Rascals is a family run business and is overseen daily to ensure that the very essence of what they aim to achieve is delivered.

01904 607959
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Scarcroft Green Nursery is a 51 place nursery situated in the grounds of Scarcroft Primary School.

Our central location offers easy access to York City Centre, making it popular with parents who work in town. Due to our location we regularly take the children on outings into the city centre visiting local shops, the library, and other local attractions.

As a team we have an extensive range of experience of children with additional needs and we have met many different needs of children such as feeding needs, hearing impairment and disabilities. Our practitioners are highly motivated and keen to develop professionally to provide the best quality care and education to children. Currently on our team we have three Early Years Professionals and a qualified teacher who work alongside our other dedicated members of staff.

Day Rate: £59.50  Under 3           £56.50 Over 3

Home cooked lunch, snacks and drinks included.
Half day sessions are also available
Normal opening hours: 8am-6pm Monday to Friday

Closed bank holidays and between Christmas and New Year
Nursery Manager Jacqueline Brandt

01904 639024
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St Aelred’s Catholic Primary School & Nursery for 3 & 4 Year Olds

St Aelred’s is a welcoming and caring school, serving St Aelred’s parish and our local community – Catholic children, children of all faiths and of no faith, are all welcome. At St Aelred’s, positive relationships underpin great teaching and learning: our skilled, committed and friendly staff foster positive relationships with children as individuals so that children recognise they are valued members of our school family and are confident to learn. We seek to work in partnership with parents, building trust and openness, so that we can nurture pupils and enable them to thrive. We are an inclusive school and want every child to be happy, excited to learn, to achieve their best and to flourish in all areas of their development.

At St Aelred’s, we have our own nursery class, integrated into our Early Years provision, providing our youngest children with a high standard of care and teaching; supporting their readiness to progress to our Reception Class. If you would like to visit St Aelred’s to see our great school for yourself, please contact the school office to arrange to look round; you will be made very welcome.

“Thank you for all the time, care and support you’ve all shown. The progress she has made is definitely down to how safe and secure you have all made her feel.”

– parent of Reception pupil

Fifth Avenue, York, YO31 0QQ

01904 806075
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St Paul’s enjoys a unique position as the only nursery school in York. We are open 7:30 – 6pm with spaces currently available. Children may start at three years old. Admissions to the nursery start in January, April and September. A holiday club is also available. Children may be placed on the waiting list from two years old.
Our core aim is to prepare children for Primary School by offering the same experiences in a much more informal setting. We have optional uniforms, mini assemblies and PE sessions, as well as performing Christmas and end of year concerts for parents in the local church.
We have an enhanced resource provision for special needs children as well as having highly skilled SEN TAs in nursery. In addition to our ‘core’ sessions we also offer a breakfast, after-school and holiday club. As we are a school, our staff have access to the same training opportunities as all primary schools across York, so their skill sets are impressive.

At the heart of what we offer to children and families, is our impassioned approach to nursery education.
Please come and see us in action – all visits are welcome!

St Pauls Nursery School, 12 St Pauls Square, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 4BD

01904 555995
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Curiosity. Creativity. Confidence.

The Mount Junior School’s all-girls primary education provides a strong foundation for every girl’s learning journey. Our bespoke curriculum is tailored to motivate and enthuse girls, taught by a team of Primary specialists with expertise in the mind-set of young girls.

We provide a rounded education which follows our Quaker values of simplicity, truth, equality, peace, social justice and sustainability; this fosters our Junior girls’ self-belief, independent thinking, kindness and sensitivity to others.

Whatever they do in or out of the classroom, from the age of 2 onwards, Mount girls’ role models are older girls. This subtle, yet powerful dynamic consistently reminds girls that they can achieve and be kind; they see it all around them, every day.

We support girls, encouraging them to take intellectual risks and to live adventurously. Because we listen to their views and value their opinions, girls know they can contribute positively and make a difference within the School. Through this supportive and nurturing atmosphere, girls learn from a young age to be secure in themselves and trust their choices. The girls thrive as they develop confidence, curiosity, creativity and genuinely enjoy learning.

To learn more about the exceptional education The Mount Junior School has to offer your daughter, please call or email Nicola Craig, Admissions Manager (contact details below).

01904 23 23 23
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Askham Bryan Childcare Centre

Just under a mile from the A64 and less than 2 from the outskirts of York; we have had the pleasure of caring for and educating children for more than 15 years. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

Askham Fields Lane, Askham Bryan, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 3FY
T: 01904 709062

Burnholme Day Nursery

A 30 place day nursery set within the grounds of Burnholme Community Hub, in a purpose built unit with a large outdoor area. We provide high quality childcare for children aged 3 months old up to 5 years. Open 8am until 5.30pm.

Burnholme Nursery, The Centre, Mossdale Avenue, Off bad bargain Lane, York, YO31 0HA
T: 01904551702

‘My 11 month old goes there. We couldn’t be happier with it. The staff are all so lovely 😊’

CG, Jan 19

‘My 2.5 year old son goes there and has done since he was 9 months. They have been brilliant! X’

SJW. Jan 19

Clifton Day Nursery

At Clifton Day Nursery we think that every child should be given challenging fun learning opportunities which help them develop into a confident capable individual within a safe and happy environment. Open Monday to Friday from 7am til 6.30pm.

Sutton Way, York, YO30 6JF
T: 01904 674000

Copmanthorpe Childcare Centre Ltd

Just 10 minutes from the A64; we’re located in the beautiful grounds of the recreation centre in Copmanthorpe village. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

Barons Crescent, Copmanthorpe, York, YO23 3YR
T: 01904 700875

Happy Jays Nursery

Our nursery is a purpose built and designed facility, it provides a warm, happy, safe and caring environment for your child. Open from 7.45am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday (7.30 drop offs available).

NEW Stroller Club (open to all local parents) – Tuesdays 10-11am.

Audax Close, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 4RA
T: 01904 479261

Kindercare (Treetops Nurseries)

Situated on the main Heworth Road, just under a mile from the city centre. Our cosy two-story, converted house provides a warm and welcoming environment for children aged 12 weeks to 5 years. Opening Times: 8am – 6pm, Monday – Friday.

26 Heworth Green, York, YO31 7TA

T: 01904 414848

‘Kindercare is fantastic.’

KB, Nov 18

Liliput Day Nursery (York) Ltd.

We are a small day nursery, situated on the York business park at Nether Poppleton. Liliput Day Nursery offers an exciting stimulating and safe environment for children aged 3 months – 5 years, cared for by a team of highly qualified and skilled professionals.

Ings Ln, York YO26 6RA
T: 01904 786541

Little Peanuts Day Nursery and Forest School

We provide compassionate childcare and education in a rural setting, catering for children from three months to five years.

School holidays Forest School Adventure Camps. Activities from den building and campfire cooking, to storytelling, natural art and wild games. 9.00 – 3.30 daily.

Or join our Bushcraft Club, on Thursdays 4.00 – 5.30 for primary school ages.

Millfield Ind Estate, Wheldrake, York YO19 6NA
T: 01904 217321

Muddy Boots Nursery

We are Muddy Boots, a home-from-home nursery, offering places for children aged between 6 weeks and 5 years old in Acomb and Poppleton.

For all the details you need about us, including sessions, pricing, funding & food head to our website.

Mention ‘MBMUMBLER’ for 20% off your first months fee!

Tel: 01904 942563

Station House Childrens Day Nursery

Station House Nursery is a happy, bustling nursery based in the Old Station Masters’ house. We are situated on the edge of Dunnington. Station House Nursery caters for children aged 2 months – 5 years and is open Monday to Friday 7.30am – 6.30pm.

Station House, Common Road, Dunnington, York, YO19 5RY
T: 01904 481222

Sticky Fingers Tiny School

Family run childcare in a ‘home from home’ environment with 26 places for children aged 0-5 years. Open Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm. After school and holiday club care also available subject to Covid 19 restrictions.

Stockton On The Forest Cp School, The Village, Stockton On The Forest, York, YO32 9UP
T: 01904 400244

Straylands Private Day Nursery

We provide a ‘happy and stimulating’ environment where children will progress and develop to the best of their abilities. We have a large, soft play surfaced, outside area, including a separate baby area, at the back of the nursery consisting of a variety of resources. Open 8am til 6pm.

Fairfield, York, North Yorkshire, YO31 9LT
T: 01904 206133

Sunshine Day Nursery

Situated on Huntington Road, York on the no.5 (Orange Line) bus route, close to both primary and secondary schools. We are dedicated to creating a warm, safe and secure environment where children feel at ease to learn.

Open 7.30am until 6pm.

410 Huntington Road, York, YO31 9HU

T: 01904 627164

The Wendy House

Situated less than 3 miles from the centre of York, within easy reach of the neighbouring areas of Acomb, Bishopthorpe and Dringhouses, our nursery school includes several well equipped play rooms and an outstanding outdoor play area. Open Monday to Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm for children aged from birth to five years.

‘The Wendy house on St. Helens road is lovely – it’s small but friendly – highly recommend it.’

SR, Aug 19

28 St Helens Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 1HR
T: 01904 704468

Tiddlywinks Private Day Nursery

An outstanding setting which adopts a child focused nurturing approach, where your child will be encouraged to be inquisitive, questioning and sociable. Happiness is central to their learning and they themselves are at the centre of their own individual and holistic curriculum.

Murton Way, Osbaldwick, York, YO19 5UW
T: 01904 415144

Walmgate Day Nursery

Walmgate Day Nursery is a 42 place nursery located in central York. We are open Monday-Friday, 8-6pm all year round and take children from 0-5 years old. Recently refurbished, we follow a child-led approach to our adventures. Take our virtual tour and download our prospectus on the website.

34 Walmgate, York, YO1 9TJ

Tel: 01904 733833

York Campus Nursery

York Campus Nursery is a multi-cultural setting catering for children aged 3 months to school age across two separate units. The children have access to three en-closed play areas, one of which is in a forest area. Open 8.30 til 6pm.

York Campus Nursery, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD
T: 01904 323737

York Montessori Nursery – Fulford

We have an enclosed roof garden and have a courtyard for gardening, an outdoor workshop, games and activities. We also have a large area adjacent to the nursery for big action! Caring for children from birth to five years using our Montessori ethos. Open Monday to Friday: 7.30am – 6pm.

Logistics House, 33 Hospital Fields Road, Fulford Industrial Estate, York, YO10 4DZ
T: 01904 642666

York Montessori Nursery – Strensall

The nursery at Strensall serves the village community and those from further afield who seek outstanding care and our Montessori ethos. We also offer a large outdoor garden, along with a very special ‘secret garden’ too. Opening times: Monday to Friday: 7.30am – 6pm.

‘York Montessori at strensall is amazing. Nice and the team are fantastic and you really do feel like you’re part of a family there.’

KF, May 19

‘I can highly recommend Yorkshire Montessori nursery in Strensall. Both my boys went there and it’s such a lovely setting x’

CS, June 19

Ox Carr Lane, Strensall, YO32 5TD
T: 01904 490339