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Pre-Schools 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 £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!
Huntington Kinder Class is a local community orientated preschool situated in the beautiful village of Huntington, York at the Memorial Hall on Strensall Road, YO32 9SH. We provide professional term time childcare for children aged 2 – 4 offering a totally secure indoor and outdoor exploration area.
With morning, afternoon, and full days available, we endeavour to provide first-class flexible childcare options to suit individual family needs. All our amazing team members are enhanced DBS registered, professionally accredited with childcare qualifications and of course first aid trained and qualified.
Here at Huntington Kinder Class, our mission consists of always ensuring a warm and nurturing environment where children feel safe to learn, play, grow and explore. We achieve this by continuously reinforcing proven and professional childcare strategies alongside time-tested activities, all of which that are specifically designed to encourage each child’s individual growth and stimulate confidence.
At Huntington Kinder Class it is our core belief that through cooperative play, support and creative activities, children reach their social, emotional, and physical milestones naturally and with ease. This is a proven belief that is shared and nurtured throughout our entire preschool and is central to our work ethic.
Contact us to learn more.
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.
OFSTED rating GOOD.
For more information please contact Julia or Laura.
‘Room to Grow’ – children blossom at Marygate.
Based in Clifton Methodist Church, Marygate Pre-School has been providing childcare and education for the local community for over 50 years.
With our large spacious hall, library room and enclosed outdoor courtyard, we give children ‘Room to Grow.’
Our long-serving, experienced staff team create a safe, caring, and inclusive environment where everyone can play, learn, explore and make friends. Following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, we offer a mix of adult led and child directed activities to make learning through play exciting, educational and FUN.
We support children to develop a strong foundation for starting school by delivering activities to build on communication and language, listening, attention and social skills.
Marygate is rated Good by Ofsted.
We offer places for children aged 2-4 and are able to accept funding for eligible 2,3- and 4-year-old children and also Tax-Free Childcare.
Opening Times every weekday except Wednesday (term time only).
Morning – 9am-12pm
Afternoon – 12pm-3pm
Full Day- 9am-3pm
Early starts from 8.30am and late finishes up to 4pm for an additional cost, along with lunch club (12-1).
Please get in touch to arrange a visit to have a look around and meet our fantastic team.
Phoenix Pre-School runs Monday-Friday during term time and offers places to children who are 3-5 years old.
Following the EYFS curriculum, the sessions include all areas of learning whilst still also allowing plenty of time for free play and outdoor fun each day.
Situated in the annex of Park Grove Primary Academy the pre-school has its own outside play space, as well as having access to the school’s wonderful facilities such as the outdoor classroom and forest school areas.
Our highly qualified team work closely with the Early Years staff at Park Grove to ensure smooth transitions for those children progressing to school, be that Park Grove or further afield.
Full Day £27.30
Morning/Afternoon Session £12.60, (8:45-11:45) (12:15-3:15)
Lunch Club (packed lunch) £2.10, (11:45-12:15)
Phoenix Pre-School, Park Grove Academy, York, YO31 8LG
Poppleton Under Fives is a caring, safe environment in which your child can learn and develop through creative, stimulating play appropriate to their age. We run sessions suitable for your child from 2 yrs through to preschool age nurturing, developing and supporting them ready for the transition to school.
We want all the children who come to us to reach their full potential so we place a great deal of emphasis on working with parents and carers so that every child gets the most from their time with us. We operate with a high staff ratio in a relaxed environment. We follow the EYFS framework and provide a strong foundation for your child’s first year at school.
Our group runs sessions from the local church hall with a lovely enclosed garden space. To register for any of our sessions please contact us via the email address below or find us on Facebook.
Monday: 9am-12pm,12pm’12.30pm (lunch), 12.30pm-3pm
Thursday: 9am-12pm,12pm’12.30pm (lunch), 12.30pm-3pm
Friday: 9am-12pm, 1pm-2.45pm (Popp & Play)
Term time only
Morning/afternoon session: £12 (£14 for 2 year olds)
Lunch club: £2
Childcare vouchers and funded hours accepted
Methodist Church Hall, The Green, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6DP
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
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
Founded in 627 AD, St Peter’s School, York, is the world’s fourth oldest school with a long history of top-class education. Today, St Peter’s is a leading day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 2-18 and the Choir School for York Minster.
We offer an all-round education defined by an exceptional range of sporting, music, artistic and cultural opportunities. Our 47-acre green campus on the banks of the River Ouse provides plenty of space for children to play, grow and thrive as they move through the school.
A fun, dynamic and forward-thinking approach to teaching inspires a lifelong love of learning and our pupils consistently achieve some of the best exam results in the country.
All children benefit from inspirational teachers, small class sizes, and fantastic resources. Our House system creates a happy, welcoming community, with the option to board from Year 7.
St Peter’s was TES Pre-Prep/Prep School of the Year 2018, The Sunday Times North Independent Secondary School of the Year 2019, TES Pre-Prep School of the Year 2021 and TES Independent School of the Year 2021.
Clifton, York, YO30 6AB
Beehive Pre-school offers term-time childcare for children aged 2 to school age. Sessions run from 9am to 12noon or 1pm – 4pm and we offer wrap-around care from 8am to 5.00pm.
We offer a happy and stimulating environment where children’s individual abilities are recognised and nurtured. All staff are qualified and experienced and we operate a high adult/child ratio.
Excellent OFSTED Inspections.
2 year old and 30 hours funded places available.
Low Moor Centre, Bray Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 4JG
We offer places for up to 24 children in our sessions The children learn within a play-based learning environment and we have our own outdoor area including a playground and woodland. Our staff are caring and dedicated, and we liaise with Bishopthorpe Infant School to ensure a smooth transition.
Bishopthorpe Playgroup, Ferry Lane, Bishopthorpe, York, YO23 2SB
T: 07926 573100
Please contact the school about current vacancies and flexible sessions. The free early years entitlement can be taken in a number of ways: morning sessions, afternoon sessions or split place sessions.
Carr Infant School, Ostman Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 5QA
T: 01904 565140
Here at Cheeky monkeys playgroup we have had our garden renovated. We have worked hard to ensure our setting is as safe as possible in line with the government Covid19 guidance. Give us a call for more details.
Westfield Primary Community School, Askham Lane, Acomb, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 3HP
Clifton Green Primary School Nursery will be offering 30 hours as well as 15 hours per week. Nursery care from aged 3.
Clifton Green Primary School, Kingsway North, Clifton, York, YO30 6JA
T: 01904 555105
We are an independent OFSTED rated OUTSTANDING pre-school located on the Lakeside Primary School site. We offer both morning and afternoon sessions along with a supervised lunch if required. We have a friendly experienced staff team who are ready to welcome you.
Lakeside Primary School, Oakdale Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 4YL
T: 07745 902272
We hold a waiting list. Children are admitted in date of birth order at the beginning of the September term. Preference is given to children in catchment area that will go on to attend the Primary school and with an older child already attending the school. We are able to offer flexible sessions, please contact the school for details.
Clifton With Rawcliffe Infant Nursery School, Eastholme Drive, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 5TA
A local friendly and welcoming community preschool for children from 2yrs. Small numbers ideal for youngest children. Focussed session for those due to start school. Experienced and committed staff ensure a safe but exciting and nurturing environment in which your child will grow, make friends and develop. 2 and 3+Yr funding accepted. To arrange a visit please contact the manager
Howell Hall, School Lane YO23 3SQ
T: 07716 653801
We have a preschool and toddler group.
Toddler group is in the village hall every Wednesday 9.45 to 11.15 and Thursday 9.45 – 11.15am.
Pre-school: Monday to Friday 8am till 3 pm.
We are in the school grounds.
Ring Elaine 07940532315 for more info on either group.
Dauby Lane, Elvington, York, North Yorkshire, YO41 4HP
T: 01904 607515
A friendly and fun filled pre-school where your child can learn, create and explore.
9.15am – 3pm
Escrick Village Hall.
Funded sessions available.
Childcare vouchers accepted.
Ofsted rated GOOD July 2015.
For more information please contact Emma.
T: 01904 720420
Children can attend the class from the term after their third birthday, please call for information on the admissions policy. Works with Funfishers to offer flexibilty. Please ask about other flexible options.
Fishergate Primary School, Fishergate, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 4AP
T: 01904 555335
Provides a full curriculum of activities based on children’s interests, 2-5 years.
Breakfast club 7.45 am – 8.45 am.
Morning session 8.45 am – 11.45 am.
Lunch club 11.45 am – 12.15pm.
Afternoon session 12.15 pm – 3.15 pm.
After school club 3.15 pm to 4.15 pm.
Wraparound is available 7.45 to 4.15pm.
St Oswalds C Of E Primary School, Heslington Lane, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 4LX
T: 01904 555438
We are a registered charity providing good quality wrap around care for families in our area. Term time provision consists of Breakfast, Playgroup and Afterschool care. This is complemented with a holiday club each term for full day care sessions 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday except bank holidays for 3-11 year olds.
Telephone: 01904 677870
At Haxby Playgroup HL we promote the holistic development of the child by encouraging them to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding. Full day, morning and afternoon sessions available with lunch club if required. Parents provide packed lunch for children attending over lunch time.
Early Years Unit, Headlands Primary School, Oak Tree Lane, Haxby, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 2YH
T: 01904 768966
We promote the holistic development of the child by encouraging them to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding. Full day, morning and afternoon sessions available with lunch club if required. Parents provide packed lunch for children attending over lunch time.
Ralph Butterfield School, Station Road, Haxby, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 3LS
T: 01904 762776
We have a highly qualified staff team committed to providing outstanding care and offering excellent opportunities for children to express themselves and to play, learn and make friends.
Monday – Friday
Children aged 3+ years.
Located in the grounds of Lord Deramore’s Primary School (YO10 5EE)
T: 07708 155484
Is your child 2½ years old? They can join our Early Starters session on Tuesdays 9:15am-11:15am.
The purpose of this session is to gently introduce your child to Pre-school.
£10 per session
We look forward to meeting you.
T: 07708 155484
Please contact the school office for an appointment to visit the school and to discuss availability of places and flexible sessions. Places are for children from the term after their third birthday.
Hob Moor Childrens Centre, Green Lane, Acomb, York, YO24 4PS
T: 01904 806655
Open Monday to Friday 9am-2pm. There are a choice of 3 or 5 hours sessions within this time.. Government funding is available for 3 and 4 year olds and we also accept childcare vouchers. We currently have places available from September.
Holgate Pre-School, Holgate Methodist Church, Acomb Road, York, YO24 4AE
T: 07957 101801 (Debbie)
Places in the nursery class are available from the term after a child’s third birthday. We offer morning sessions 9-12 and afternoon sessions 12-3 or full day sessions 9-3 where you are required to provide a packed lunch for your child.
Knavesmire Primary School, Trafalgar Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1HY
T: 01904 554445
We provide early years education in a welcoming environment with an excellent wooded area providing opportunities for the children to experience nature first hand. We operate during term time for children aged 2 years to school age.
St Andrews Church Hall, Huntington YO32 9PX
T: 07762 327087
Located just off Leeman road, we accept 15/30 hrs funded places as well as paid places.
We are open from 8.30 to 3.15 Monday to Friday.
Staff are qualified from level 3 upwards, with a warm inviting indoor space as well as a larger outdoor area.
We can’t wait to see you!
T: 01904 552763
Pre-school playgroup open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Clifton Methodist Church, Clifton, York, YO30 6AL
T: 07922 538027
Offering 30 hours FREE to everyone. Teacher led, newly refurbished provision. Access to Forest School and outdoor provision. An absolute home from home! We would love to show you around!
New Earswick Primary School, Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 4BY
We offer a wide range of early curriculum activities, including a cook school and outdoor mud kitchen area. Our outdoor area is safe and secure and provides the children with a wide range of exploration and learning opportunities.
Orchard Park Community Centre, Badger Paddock, York, North Yorkshire, YO31 9EH
T: 07407 700315
We offer a wide range of early curriculum activities, teacher led in an open stimulating indoor and outdoor environment. Places are available for children to start the term after their 3rd birthday in September, January and Easter.
Osbaldwick Primary Academy, The Leyes, Osbaldwick, York, YO10 3PR
T: 01904 806429
Please contact the School Office for admissions, availability and flexible sessions. Children are eligible to join the Nursery Class the term after their third birthday if there are places available.
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Primary School & Nursery, Hamilton Drive, York, YO24 4JW
T: 01904 806093
Places in the nursery class are available from the term after a child’s third birthday. We operate a waiting list, strictly in date of birth order. We now offer an option of either 2 1/2 days or 5 mornings or afternoons. Please contact the school about flexible sessions.
Poppleton Ousebank Primary School, Main Street, Upper Poppleton, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 6JT
T: 01904 795930
Providing early years education sessions between 9.15 and 1.15 daily for 3 and 4 year olds, in a fun and welcoming setting where each unique child can learn, develop and build relationships.
Poppleton Road Playgroup, Poppleton Road Primary School, Poppleton Road, York, YO26 4UP
T: 01904 340999
If you run a pre-school in York and would like to be registered here then please CONTACT MUMBLER.
We recognise that every child is unique and has their own way of learning and we work hard to ensure that we support all children who attend the setting. We have extensive experience of working with children who have autism as well as those who have specific speech and language needs.
16 Low Green, Copmanthorpe, York, YO23 3SB
T: 07976 016058
We offer an open, light, bright and stimulating indoor and outdoor environment where every child is seen as unique and individual. Please see our website for further information.
Robert Wilkinson Primary School, West End, Strensall, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 5UH
T: 01904 806414
We offer a wide range of early curriculum activities through teacher led provision, in a stimulating, safe environment within the school. Well resourced indoor areas, outdoor space, forest schools and access to school resources. Places are available for children the term after their 3rd birthday. Please enquire at the school office.
T: 01904 806285
Smarties is our new offer for 2 year olds at New Earswick Primary School, situated next to the Children’s Centre. Offering a natural, explorative home from home setting. Beautiful brand new provision that must be seen! Teacher led provision. Access to Forest School and new outdoor area. Funding accepted.
New Earswick Primary School, Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York, YO32 4BY
T: 01904 555970
Places in the nursery class are available from the term after a child’s third birthday. Please contact the school about our sessions and to arrange a visit. We are open from 07:30 each morning to 18:00 each evening.
St Georges Rc Primary School, Winterscale Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 4BT
T: 01904 806192
Stimulate, Educate, Inspire!
At St Lawrence’s Nursery we believe that it’s important for children to engage in exploratory, sensory and physical activities to build their confidence, self-esteem and resilience.
St Lawrence’s CE Primary School, Heslington Road, York, YO10 5BW
T: 01904 806486
Opening for 48 weeks a year with term time contracts available and starting the day at 8am with breakfast club. Sessions start from just £15. We accept childcare government funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds as well as childcare vouchers.
Wednesday mornings (8:30-13:00) is our ‘Rising Stars’ session for 3 and 4 year olds the year before they start school.
Village Hall, Low Cotton Road, YO41 1DZ
T: 07982 834159
Pre-school is in a purpose built building and offers a warm friendly environment to all children and their carers. Registered to offer funded places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Early Start sessions: 8:00am-8:30am. Morning sessions: 8:30am-12:00pm. Afternoon sessions: 12:30pm-4:00pm. Full day care (8:30am-4:00pm) is now also available.
Stepping Stones, Border Road, Strensall Camp, York, YO32 5SR
T: 01904 442826
Stockton Lane Playgroup welcomes children from 2 – 5 years, we have a super outdoor area for children to explore and play. We are situated in a large church hall with side rooms to accommodate various activities. We have a pre-school group and have great links with local schools and nurseries. We operate during term time.
Monday – Friday: 9am – 12pm
Tuesday & Thursdays: 9 am – 3.30pm
T: 07746 806426
Tang Hall Nursery offers nursery places to 2 year olds and funded places for children the term following their third birthday. We support, care and nature the individual needs of the children, through planned activities, which allow for independent exploration.
Tang Hall Primary School, Sixth Avenue, York, YO31 0UT
T: 01904 806515
The Village Pre-School based in Osbaldwick village hall currently have spaces available for children aged 2 – 5 years. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am – 3:30pm during term time and offer mix and match flexible sessions to suit your needs.
For further information or to arrange a visit please visit our website or give us a call.
T: 01904 416476
The Wonder Years preschool is a fully inclusive, community-focused setting, delivering a child-centred approach, providing a range of opportunities for children from the age of 3 to Play, Grow and Belong. We run from our purpose-built setting, featuring wonderful outdoor and indoor spaces on the grounds of Wigginton Primary School.
Tel: 01904 758717
Tiny Steps is for 2 – 3 year olds. Early years is for 3+
Up to 26 children in two, two-and-a-half day slots which includes a free nutritious hot lunch on the full days. Top-up and wrap around care is also available for families to purchase. We have a highly specialised staff and an established family and pupil support team.
Haxby Road Primary School, 154 Haxby Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO31 8JN
T: 01904 555590
Caring, enthusiastic and qualified staff team in an inclusive environment offer supportive yet challenging play. Well resourced premises include two large rooms enabling a diversity of activities to take place and an outdoor area. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 09:00 to 15:00 and Wednesday 09:00 to 12:00. Closed Fridays.
Children welcome from age 2.
West Thorpe Methodist Church, West Thorpe, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 2PN
T: 07934 421390
Places in the nursery class are available from the term after a child’s third birthday, with an intake in either September, Easter or January. We operate a waiting list – children can be placed on the list from the age of 2 years. Please contact the school for availability.
T: 01904 555295
Westfield Primary Community School is at the centre of its community and serves Acomb in the West of York. Our mission statement is ‘Where Children Come First’. We offer morning, afternoons or full day places. Please contact the school for further details.
Tel: 01904 555295
We are a parent-involving, community-based group, enhancing the development and education for children under statutory school age. Our qualified and experienced staff provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment with a brand new on-site Forest School..
Various sessions are available term-time on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8.30am – 3.00pm.
Wheldrake Village Hall, Broad Highway, Wheldrake, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 6BU
T: 07771 508851
Places in the nursery class are available from the term after a child’s third birthday with new starters in September or January. We operate a waiting list, in date of birth order. Please contact the school for availability.
‘Yearsley grove school have a nursery in their early years unit, all part of the proper school. Great preparation for starting school the following year.’
LMC, June 19
Yearsley Grove, Huntington, York, North Yorkshire, YO31 9BX
T: 01904 554490