Child Care York

School Holiday Care & Clubs

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Contact us here if you are a nursery, preschool, childminder, nanny or babysitter and would like to be included in this listing.

Types of childcare.

Choosing someone to look after your child is never easy, but in the York area there are a variety of different options to choose from.

Private Day Nurseries

These are OFSTED registered privately run nurseries which usually offer a variety of different sessions. Usually they are open from 8am to 6pm although some may do extended hours, and are open throughout the year other than public holidays.


Pre-school playgroups usually offer sessional care for children from the age of 2 to 5. They often work only in term-time, and in most cases offer funded provision for 3 and 4 year olds. They will be OFSTED registered and you can usual pay for top up sessions if you need more than the funded sessions. These are often but not always attached to a pre-school although attendance does not guarantee a place at the primary school.

Registered Childminders

These are OFSTED regulated childcare professionals who look after children in their own home. They are usually flexible and may be able to offer school drop offs and pick ups. Hours will vary however most will do at least 7.30am-6pm.

Nannies & Baby Sitters

These carers are not necessarily OFSTED registered and would look after your children in your own home. Prices and experience varies greatly so do your research and get recommendations.

Featured Listing

Activate Camps

Activate Camps is the leading provider of active and inspiring holiday childcare across the UK. Each year we operate over 150 course weeks across the UK, delivering a variety of sport specific and multi activity camps.

We provide a fun, safe and unique childcare service for parents. We are more than just sport; we are “Active and Inspiring Childcare”. Our groups are always age-appropriate and offer lots of choice for both boys and girls to extend their skills and release their potential. We are Ofsted and IIRSM registered.

Camps operate 9.30am-4.30pm (extended hours 8.30am-5.30pm). Bookings are flexible with daily prices, weekly prices, 3-day passes and sibling and multiple week discounts.

This year we are back in York at a BRAND NEW VENUE – YORK COLLEGE

To see what Activate Camps are on offer this summer at York College including Multi Activity Camps and Netball Fever, visit our WEBSITE

Book online or call 01785 711 572 for more details.

Featured Listing

First Steps Nursery

First Steps Nursery based in the grounds of the roko Health Club at Clifton Moor offers a fantastic environment for little ones to have fun while learning in an Ofsted approved and safe environment both inside and outside. We also get to use the fantastic roko Health Club facilities such as astro pitches and club studios on rainy days.

We are open from 7.30am till 6pm weekdays and are conveniently located off the A127 ring road (Wiggington Road roundabout)
We serve home cooked food and our prices include all meals, snacks and drinks.
We welcome visits from new customers and an appointment is not necessary (please avoid lunchtimes)
We can offer morning or afternoon sessions in addition to full day care.
Funded places available
Employers vouchers also welcome
Large outdoor safe play gardens

Our popular Kids Camp will be running throughout the Summer holidays with a fun filled and varied timetable including swimming, weekly trips, themed weeks and outdoor activities. Our Kids camps are run by fully qualified staff using the fantastic Roko Health Club facilities in Clifton Moor. We are Ofsted registered and can accept all types of childcare vouchers. Only £30 per day. Early bird booking offer: book 9 days over the Summer and get a 10th free! (per child) Offer ends June 30th.
Contact Hannah on 01904 693007 to reserve a space.
Summer Camp FACEBOOK

T: 01904 693007


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Little Green Rascals – Bishopthorpe

For rascals who love lots of art and creating, our Holiday club is a fabulous place to be for fun adventures with friends. A great chance to try out a whole range of new and exciting activities, including our forest school.

Spending the holidays with us means children get to: develop new skills, make new friends, try new activities and most of all have FUN in a safe environment!
Taking place in our newly refurbished setting, The Old School in Bishopthorpe. Rascals can be dropped off from 8am and must be collected by 6pm.

For full details of our half term programme please go to our WEBSITE

To book your rascal a place please contact us:

T: 01904 566730

Featured Listing

Pauline Quirke Academy Aladdin Jr Summer School

PQA Summer Schools is delighted to announce it’s 2018 Summer School for young performers in the York area. Following the success of last year’s Annie Jr Summer School, we’re very excited for this year’s production of Disney’s Smash-Hit musical…


Participants will spend the week working with an industry professional creative team to rehearse, prepare and perform Aladdin Jr. We’re so excited to be bringing to life the most exciting show in London’s West End right here in York with the best young performers in the area.

Monday 6th-Thursday 9th August 9.30am-4.30pm
Friday 10th August 9.30am-7.00pm (Performance at 5.30pm)

The Hive, Manor C of E Academy, YO26 6PA

PQA Students £125 | Non PQA Students £135
Fee includes 5 days’ tuition and rehearsals and a free Aladdin Summer School T-Shirt

Spaces are very limited so don’t miss out. Bookings can be made online at

We look forward to seeing you this Summer for our best Summer School yet!

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Razzamataz Theatre Summer School

This is Me !


£4 per hour T&Cs apply
The story of Barnum, based around the Greatest Showman

Monday 13th AUGUST – 17th @ York High School

SING, DANCE, ACT. Dress up, use microphones, put on your own show .Have fun, learn new skills, and meet new friends in an action packed week with Hollie and Hannah

A presentation will be performed to parents, friends and family on the last day Friday 17th. Times to be confirmed
10-1pm 4-7 years £60
10am -4pm 8-16 years £120.
Open to both Students & Non students

Sibling discount applies. 50% off for 2nd child

T: 07969859895


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Technology in Play Summer Camps

👩‍⚕️Amazing Anatomy
Be prepared to get messy and be amazed by all the weird and wonderful (and gross!) things our perfectly designed bodies can do!
➡️Vale of York Academy – Monday 23rd and Thursday 26th July
↗️Harrogate High School – Wednesday 25th July

👩‍🚀Intergalactic Discovery
Hold on tight for a crazy day filled with mind-blowing discovery… it’s space but not as you know it!!!
➡️Vale of York Academy – Monday 30th July and Thursday 2nd Aug
↗️Harrogate High School – Wednesday 1st Aug – 9am to 4pm

🕵️‍♀️Dig Through Time
Step into our interactive time machine, where we will visit ancient civilizations and then zoom back to the future.. and see what history says about us!
➡️Vale of York Academy – Monday 6th Aug and Thursday 9th Aug
↗️Harrogate High School – Wednesday 8th Aug

🏋️‍♀️Super Powers Unleashed
Real life Heroes don’t always wear capes… but some do. Extra ordinary Humans are everywhere… could you be one of them??!
➡️Vale of York Academy – Monday 13th and Thursday 16th aug
↗️Harrogate High School – Wednesday 15th Aug

🎥TiP : Camera : Action
Hello?? It’s Hollywood calling… the next blockbuster has your name all over it. TiP unveils the secrets of STEM in cinema, where STEAM comes to life.
➡️Vale of York Academy – Monday 20th and Thursday 23rd aug
↗️Harrogate High School – Wednesday 22nd

Featured Listing

The Jam Factory

At The Jam Factory!!
31st July-1st Aug

Are you a young musician aged 9-16?
Come and join us for 3 fun packed days of rehearsing, songwriting, recording in the studio, photoshoots and a live gig!
Get the real rock star experience!!
Any instrument and vocalists welcome,
(must already have beginner level experience)

£89.50 or £79.50 with a York card
Sibling discount available

T: 01904 339879

Ainsty Gymnastics and Trampoline Camps

We offer gymnastics, trampolining and parkour holiday camps throughout the holidays. As well as our flagship ninja academy camp. Camps are available for a half day or full day.

T: 07548 669 595

All Star Football Academy Holiday Club

Only 16 spaces available on each of the standard and extended days

Come and see what we are all about. There will be plenty of fun activities and lots of games and tournaments.
All in a safe, professional, fun and inclusive environment.

Poppleton Junior FC, Millfield Lane, York, YO266NY

Opening hours:
Standard day 10am-3pm
Extended day 8am-5.30pm

£12 Standard Day
£18 Extended Day

Or you can book with Christian Fox on:
T: 07711871170

BeeKeepers after school and holiday club

Holiday club for ages 4-13. open 8am till 6pm. There is a option to book am only or pm only. prices: full day: £22 first child sibling £20 half day £12 sibling £11. Different activities everyday, lots of fun to have!

The after school club is for all children attending St Oswald’s School and/or living in the Fulford area.

The scout hut, School lane, Fulford, yo10 4LS York
T: 01904 638455 / 07714254100

Chapelfields O U T T A School

Out of School & Holiday Care
Can offer one-off , emergency, short term and occasional places. Places available Monday – Friday 3-6pm for children in reception to Year 6 at Westfield Primary School. Holiday care from 8am – 6pm.

Westfield Primary Community School, Askham Lane, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 3HP

T: 07769 965507

Copmanthorpe Club

Out of School & Holiday Care
Breakfast Session available. Reductions for 2 or more children from the same family. We also run a holiday club that is open during all the school holidays except over the Christmas period.

Copmanthorpe Recreation Centre & Sports Club, Barons Crescent, Copmanthorpe, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 3YR

T: 07517 471990

Creative Journeys for Kids

Creative workshops run from 8.15 til 5pm.

Bootham junior School, Rawcliffe Lane, York, YO30 6NP

T: 07947 350487

David Lloyd – Holiday Active

Come and join us at David Lloyd for our action packed Holiday Active, an exciting mix of sports, team challenges, arts and crafts, swimming, tennis, and much, much more. Drinks, snacks and lunches included. Full, extended and half days available.

T: 01904 751500

Elvington Club

Out of School & Holiday Care
We provide out of school care for children aged 3 up to age 11 years at the Lower Derwent Sports and Social Club, Elvington. A Holiday Club runs during School Holidays (except bank holidays and the first two full weeks of the Summer break when we are closed).

Lower Derwent Sports and Social Club, Elvington Lane, Elvington, York, YO41 4DY

T: 07790 480229


Funfishers registered charity providing wrap around care for children aged 9months to 11y term time and holidays.
Term time for before and after school for fishergate and St Georges schools, babies and pre-school all day. Full & Half day sessions available in the holidays, breakfast, dinner and light tea each day.

Fishergate Primary School, Fishergate, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 4AP

T: 01904 677870


Out of School & Holiday Care

Hempland Kids Club, Bad Bargain Lane, York, YO31 0GW

T: 07845 908965

Kings Camps Holiday Club

Kings Camps combine the best elements of sports & Holiday clubs to provide fun & exciting adventures for children and young people, and peace of mind for parents.

The Mount School, Dalton Terrace, York, YO24 4DD

T: 01142 632150

Knavesmire Cool Kids Club

Out of School & Holiday care
Offers both before and after school care and holiday clubs.

Knavesmire Primary School, Trafalgar Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1HY

T: 01904 611365

Kool Kids Club

Out of School & Holiday Care
We offer a friendly play environment with the aim of delivering a programme of activities which promote confidence, independence and enjoyment in a relaxed, easy atmosphere. We plan lots of exciting and fun activities for your child to take part in.

Kool Kids Club, Eastholme Drive, Rawcliffe, YO30 5TA

T: 07503 020035

Koosh Club Acomb

Out of School & Holiday Care
We offer a wide range of out of school activities for children aged 4-11 years old. We offer a pick up and drop off service to several local schools. We offer a wide range of activities throughout the school holidays, including trips out to various locations.

Westfield Primary Community School, Askham Lane, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 3HP

T: 01904 784675

Koosh Club Park Grove

Out of School & Holiday Care
Park Grove KOOSH Club operates Breakfast Club from 8.00am to 9.00 am and After School Club from 3.00pm to 6.00pm. We offer care for children from 3 to 11 years from both Park Grove and St Wilfred’s School in the local area. Holiday care from 8am til 6pm.

Park Grove School, Dudley Street, York, YO31 8LP

T: 01904 784675

Little Acorns

Out of School Club & Holiday care
Before and after school care. Also offers holiday care for children attending Clifton Green Primary school or the nursery.

Clifton Childrens Centre, Kingsway North, York, YO30 6JA

T: 01904 552345

Over the Rainbow

Out of School & Holiday Care
We are based in the building adjacent to Dunnington Primary School. We offer a wide range of Childcare options for parents and carers in our local community at our Breakfast Club, After School Club & Holiday Club.

Over the Rainbow, Church Lane, Dunnington, York, YO19 5QG

T: 01904 489053

Poppleton Road

Out of School & Holiday Care
Breakfast Club is £3.70 and After School is £8.00/£7.50. We offer a wide range of activities for children of various ages and abilities. Holiday club Full day £23.00 (sibling rate £21.00) Half day £12.50 (sibling rate £11.50).

Poppleton Road Primary School, Poppleton Road, York, YO26 4UP

T: 01904 340999

Poppleton Schools Out Club

Out of School & Holiday Care
Breakfast cost £3.50 per session and after school sessions are £7.00. 8am-6pm care offered in school holidays.

Poppleton Youth Club, Main Street, Upper Poppleton, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 6JT

T: 01904 783653

Queen Margaret’s Squash Camps

For ages 9-19 – Squash Camps
All levels of ability & experience welcome
Queen Margaret’s, Escrick, York.
Tuesday 17 July – Thursday 19 July
Tuesday 31 July – Thursday 2 August

09:00 – 12:00 £45 for each three day course
For more information contact:
Matt Bridson, Squash Coach
T: 07949 289 536

Snappy Holiday Schemes

This scheme is for children & young people (aged 5-19) who have learning and other additional needs.

York Boys Club, 84 Lowther Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO31 7LX

T: 01904 640562

St. Barnabas

Out Of School Club & Holiday Care
We are based in St Barnabas Primary School. We offer a warm and cosy play environment providing a range of indoor and outdoor activities for the children to enjoy. We offer before & after school care and a holiday club.

St Barnabas C Of E Primary School, Jubilee Terrace, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 4YZ

T: 07766 191405

St Pauls

Out of School & Holiday care
We provide a welcoming and nurturing play environment. We take children to and collect children from the following schools in term time: Scarcroft Primary School & St Paul’s Nursery/Primary School. We offer a Holiday Club and accept children from any primary school within the City of York boundaries.
Breakfast Club £4.35 After School Club £9.00 Holiday Club £22.00

St Pauls Church, Holgate Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 4BF
T: 07955 021980

The Playden

Out of School & Holiday care
Out of school care for pupils of Our Lady’s school only but holiday club open to pupils from schools across York.

Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs RC Primary School, Hamilton Drive, York, YO24 4JW

T: 07788 983658

The Web Adventure Park

The Web Summer Camp offers a summer of awesome and fun activities for 0 to 12 year olds, every weekday from 8am to 6pm throughout the holidays. With a wide range of activities such as Wired High Ropes, bushcraft, orienteering treasure trails, crafts, art, natural sculptures, photography and laser tag, there’ll be something that all children will enjoy and plenty of time to make new friends!

Convenient booking from as little as one day to the whole summer, with snacks and meals available if required.
Earlier drop offs can also be arranged.

Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York YO32 2RH
T: 01904 692221

The Wonder Years

Out of School & Holiday care
Our aim is to provide your child with a safe, happy and fun environment, we provide stimulating activities and resources, caring, supportive playworkers and lots of fun.

The Wonder Years, The Bungalow, Wigginton Primary School, Wigginton, York, YO32 2FZ

T: 01904 758717

Top Rank Coaching

Football Coaching holiday club.

Stamford Bridge Playing Fields, Low Catton Road, Stamford Bridge, YO41 1DZ

T: 07971 174257

Total Sports Active Holiday Clubs

Total Sports run fun and active holiday clubs at 5 Venues across York and North Yorkshire every school holiday.
The Clubs are aimed at children aged 5-12 years old. Our Total Energy Clubs will be running at ALL venues and our Football Development Camps will be running at Manor CE School, Play Football/Roko, York and Rossett Sports Centre, Harrogate.
Standard Day 9:45am – 4:00pm = £19.00 per day. Extended Day 8:15am – 5:30pm = £28.00 per day.
T: 03444 14 13 13


Our provision is called Treetops.
We are a before and after school club running from Sutton on the Forest Primary School in Sutton on the Forest. We are Ofsted registered.
 We are open Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 9am and 3.30pm to 6pm. Earlier and later drop off and pick up times can be accommodated.
 £4 per hour and £2 per half hour in the morning.
 £6 for 3.30pm to 5pm session.
 £10 for 3.30pm to 6pm session.
 We provide breakfast, snacks and substantial hot meals. This is included in the price.
 T: 01347 811862 (Helen Morris)

York City Football Club Foundation

The Foundation’s vision is to support the local community by providing sport and physical activity; educational; social and healthy lifestyle opportunities, and ensuring that our contributions have a realistic opportunity of making a positive impact. They offer a number of initiatives for local schools, junior football clubs and community groups.

York City’s Holiday courses are designed for both boys and girls who are enthusiastic about football, aged from 4-12 years as the next step in their long term player development.

Various locations around York.

T: 01904 559508