Childcare York

Day Nurseries

Please be aware; this is purely a listing service. None of the child carers or their qualifications have been checked out or verified by York Mumbler. York Mumbler does not endorse or recommend any of these child carers and parents are required to make their own enquiries and check references. Please see our full terms and conditionsContact us here if you are a nursery, preschool, childminder, nanny or babysitter and would like to be included in this listing.

Day Nurseries in York

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 £30 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 from January 2019 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


Purpose built nursery, OFSTED rated outstanding July 2015 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 £46.80 per day including all meals, nappies, wipes and suncream.

Over 3s £45.65 per day.

Opening times 7.30am-6pm

Contact Belinda

Eccles Close, Rawcliffe, York, YO30 5XJ

01904 674762


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 – £55.00
Daily rate over 3 – £52.00

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: Steph Drury

01904 780277


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
– On site allotment area

Day Rate: Under 3 – £55 Over 3 – £52

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: Karen Dicks

01904 651767


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


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


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

The name ‘Muddy Boots’ really sums up our whole ethos – to not be afraid to let children learn by getting muddy, exploring, going on adventures and getting out there and having a go! Children at Muddy Boots enjoy a wide range of activities both indoor and out, planned by a qualified and experienced staff team who genuinely love and care for them.

We believe that nursery should be a family, a loving community where each child, parent and team member is an individual that truly matters and is highly valued. We also place a lot of importance on integrity, always committing to doing what we say and saying what we do. Finally, we are very aspirational! We won’t settle or be satisfied with mediocre or the ‘status quo’ – we are a nursery which is constantly evolving and improving to ensure an excellent experience for all.

For all the details you need about us, including sessions, pricing, funding & food head to our website, and book yourself a personal tour soon, we would love to show you round!

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

Acomb – / 01904 784675
Poppleton – / 01904 289291

01904 289291


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: £55.00  Under 3           £52.00 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


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


We are a vibrant nursery located in York City Centre providing warm and loving care from the age of three months. There are three rooms for different age groups, a messy play are and a small enclosed play area. We love getting out and about in York on our big red kiddy bus and visit York’s parks and playgrounds all the time.

Our 2017 refurbishment has given us a homely environment for us to nurture and develop tomorrow’s minds. With home cooked food, classes such as Scientots & Moo Music and the City on our doorstep it’s easy to see why we are the number 1 choice in York City Centre.

Daily Rate £46 full day £30half day
Opening Hours 8am until 6pm

34 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ

01904 733833


Children’s day nursery at Escrick.

Pop in for a visit, no appointment required.

Providing inspiration for creative minds…

  • High quality childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years.
  • Rated ‘Good” in all area by Oftsed in 2017.
  • Our fabulous rural setting offers home cooked food and a stimulating learning environment.
  • Woodland Adventures at Hollicars.
  • French with CamemBear.
  • Walks to the farm and local area.
  • Dedicated rooms for babies, two-year olds and pre-school.
  • Electronic leanring journeys with parent access

Up to 30 hours funded childcare available for 2, 3 & 4 year olds with flexible session times.

7 Escrick Business Park, Escrick, York, YO19 6FD – between York and Selby.



Adventurers Day Nursery

A detached spacious nursery with large car parking facilities, situated within easy access to York city centre and the A64. Flexible childcare from birth to 8 years – Separate pre-school, toddler and baby unit (with separate sleep room and changing facilities). Open 7.30am – 6.00pm, 51 weeks of the year

Fulford Industrial Estate, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 4DZ

T: 01904 628060

‘Both of mine went here and loved it (you can pay hourly here too which I found better than being tied into paying for a full day etc) xx’

CL, Nov 18

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

‘The Childcare Centre at Askham Bryan is amazing!! My children went there. There are several outdoor areas, one of which is huge. With the nursery being within the college grounds, the children go for walks to the farm to see the animals and walks in the woods. It’s a perfect rural location. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.’

KW, June 18

‘My lg goes there with a smile! Reasonably priced too!’

AMB, May 18

Bright Beginnings Nursery

The nursery is registered for 33 children aged between 15 months and 5 years. The nursery is a fully self-contained and secure two-storey detached house with two large outdoor play areas. Open 7.30am until 6pm.

47 Rawcliffe Drive, York, YO30 6PD

T: 01904 613566

‘Fantastic nursery , the manager Christine is lovely xx’

SM, April 18

‘It’s a really good nursery both my girls went there even when we moved away from the area. The staff are lovely.’

RW, April 18

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

‘My little boy goes there. We love it!’

ET, July 18

Copmanthorpe Childcare 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 700785

‘My lb really enjoyed it.’

EW, May 18

Daisy Chain Nursery

Situated five minutes from the city centre and Monks Cross. We provide full day care for 50 children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years. Opening times: Monday to Friday – 8.00am to 6.00pm.

Cinder Lane, York, North Yorkshire, YO31 7TP

T: 01904 422211

‘All 3 of mine have attended here. 2 are still there. They’ve always been very happy. We had some issues with the two youngest settling (aged 10mo and 8mo at the time of admission) which the nursery were fantastic at helping us with. They were so patient and allowed it to happen gradually over a number of weeks which was exactly what they needed.’

VB, March 19

‘My little boy went there and absolutely loved it – can’t recommend highly enough 😊’

DT, March 19

Happy Jays Nursery

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

Audax Close, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 4RA

T: 01904 479261

‘Happy Jays is excellent x’

CL, June 20

‘Happy jays at Clifton moor is excellent. My daughters been there nearly 4 years.

KC, June 20

Honey Pots Day Nursery

We aim to provide quality provision in a safe, happy, stimulating and homely environment, working in partnership with parents/carers. Open 7.30am until 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Dodsworth Hall, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 6HR

T: 01904 788884

‘My little one is at honeypots in Poppleton which is a lovely little nursery. Does 0800-1800 with an option to drop off at 0730 on a flexible basis x’

KP, July 19

‘Honeypots nursery in Poppleton is lovely, we’ve been there since 2012 and all have my children have thrived and had a wonderful experience there.’

SS, July 19

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.

Liliput Day Nursery is a small day nursery registered for 40 children. It is 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

‘Small family feel nursery, very flexible, fantastic purpose built facilities and long established staff team.’

NC, July 19

‘I can highly recommend Liliput Day Nursery near the a Wetherby Whaler at Poppleton. My two have both loved their time there.’

JS, June 20

Little Acorns Day Nursery

An established 54 place nursery for children aged 3months-5years which opened in April 2004. Open Monday-Friday, 7.30am – 6.00pm all year round (except of Bank Holidays).

Also offer before and after school care and holiday care for children attending Clifton Green Primary school or the nursery.

Clifton Children’s Centre, Kingsway North, York, YO30 6JA

T: 01904 552345

‘Both my girls go there and they love it (so do I!). Lovely setting, caring staff & always fun things for them to do. They’re really creative with the activities they do & often go out for walks to the park, library or next door to visit the residents x’

CH, Jan 19

‘Amazing nursery, wouldn’t want my son anywhere else. Staff and facilities are brilliant and my son is doing amazing there.’

NS, Jan 19

Little Peanuts Day Nursery and Forest School

Little Peanuts Day Nursery and Forest School provides eco-sustainable childcare and education in a rural setting.

We cater for children from three months to five years and pride ourselves in children being the best they can when they leave us for school. We believe in a sustainable and responsible world for all.

Millfield Ind Estate, Wheldrake, York YO19 6NA
T: 07787556563

Little Stars Day Nursery

We are a small nursery, caring for up to 24 children aged from 2 years to the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage. We have one large open plan nursery room which has doors opening onto a large outdoor area. The nursery is very close to the city centre.

Monkgate, York, YO31 7PB

T: 01904 675791

‘My little boy goes to little stars and I cannot recommend it highly enough. He has come out of his shell so much since starting there, he absolutely loves it, goes running in most mornings! The staff are wonderful, they provide good food, it’s clean and there’s always plenty for the children to do. There’s a good balance of indoor and outdoor activities, they tell us about his day, give him cuddles if he’s unsure of us leaving in a morning, we’ve never had an issue.’

VH, Nov 18

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

‘Couldn’t recommend highly enough . My 3 year old granddaughter has been going there since she was a baby xx’

AP, June 18

‘My children go to Station House in Dunnington. They both love it.’

JFC, June 18

Sticky Fingers Tiny School

Providing a small homely environment for twenty six children aged 0-5 years. Open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm.
After School care for Warthill CE Primary School and Sand Hutton Church Of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School.
Before and After School care for Stockton On The Forest Primary School

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

‘Absolutely amazing staff, so friendly, go above to help settle your child. Xx’

JL, July 18

‘Absolutely fantastic. Paula who runs it is lovely n is brilliant with the kids x’

HH, July 18

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

‘Both my boys have been very happy at Straylands. My youngest has just finished. Lovely small nursery and very flexible.’

RP, Aug 18

‘Straylands Private Day Nursery is lovely. My little one is just about to start school but loved it there. They were very flexible around shift work which can’t be said for many others. Can highly recommend.’

FR, Aug 18

Sunshine Day Nursery

Situated on Huntington Road, York, conveniently 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 through their own play and interests Open 7.30am until 6pm.

410 Huntington Road, York, YO31 9HU

T: 01904 627164

‘Both mine have gone to sunshine. My son currently goes and I absolutely love it, so do they. Very professional and the staff are amazing.’

AB, May 19

‘Both my boys attend sunshine day nursery one in pre school and my youngest in the baby room. My eldest has been since he was 10 months old and loves it he’s made some brilliant friends and the staff are brilliant I had no worries about where my new little man would be going when I returned to work.’

LM, May 19

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.

28 St Helens Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 1HR

T: 01904 704468

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

SR, Aug 19

‘My 3 year old is there and has been since a year old, she loves it so much!’

CLL, Sept 18

Tiddlywinks Private Day Nursery

At Tiddlywinks your little ones will get messy, have fun, make lasting memories and friends, but above all be happy and safe, whilst unbeknown to them ‘learning all the important stuff’. Open 7.30am til 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

Murton Way, Osbaldwick, York, YO19 5UW

T: 01904 415144

‘My daughter goes to Tiddlywinks in Osbaldwick and they are brilliant.’

AB, June 19

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

‘My second is currently there, and both mine love(d) it. Really low staff turnover, which to me says that the staff like it, feel valued, and therefore do a great job.’

RR, July 18

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

‘I cannot praise them enough! The staff work so hard offering a loving, caring, inspirational environment, where my two children have absolutely flourished.’

KLH, July 18

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.

Ox Carr Lane, Strensall, YO32 5TD

T: 01904 490339

‘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