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Pre-Schools in York
Phoenix Pre-School runs Monday-Friday during term time and offers places to children from the ages of 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 annexe of Park Grove 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
Lunch Club (packed lunch) £2.10
Phoenix Pre-School, Park Grove Academy, York, YO31 8LG
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.
Children follow their interests and are supported by qualified practitioners to access all areas of the curriculum through their play.
8:30am – 11:30am
Lunch Session – is available for an additional charge of £3.00 per child. Parents will need to provide a packed lunch.
11.30am – 12.15pm
12:15pm – 3:15pm
St Lawrence’s CE Primary School, Heslington Road, York, YO10 5BW
For further details or to arrange a visit please telephone to speak to Helen Woodall.
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
Independent School set in the wonderful setting of York Minster.
We are an independent, day preparatory school for children aged 3-13 years. The choir school stands next to York Minster, an icon of gothic architecture. We are home to 180 pupils, including the boy & girl choristers of York Minster.
York Minster School, Deangate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7JA
Woodthorpe School Ducklings Nursery accepts pupils from the age of 3 years old. Situated in a purpose built building on the grounds of Woodthorpe Primary School, the Nursery pupils also make full use of the wider school facilities including the Forest School area and Sports facilities.
Ofsted rated our Early Years provision as ‘Good’ in our last inspection. Our highly qualified teaching staff work closely with the Early Years team in the school Reception class.
We accept both 15 and 30 hour funding and provide wraparound care with a Breakfast and After School Club for our Nursery Children. Parents are also able to pay for additional sessions that are not funded at a rate of £4 an hour.
We have regular school tours if you would like to visit us. Registration forms are available on the school website or from the school office. For further information about our activities and curriculum please see the school website.
Morning/Afternoon Sessions: £12.00 (09.00-12.00) (12.30 – 3.30)
Lunch Club (packed lunch) £2.00
Breakfast Club £4.00 (08:00-9:00)
After School Club £10.00 (3:30 pm to 6:00pm)
Woodthorpe Primary School, Summerfield Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 2RU
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 5.30pm.
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
Burton Green Pre-School is an Early Years education setting for children aged 2 to 4 years. Located at Burton Green Primary School, it is staffed by a dedicated and experienced team. We aim to deliver outstanding provision for our children in a safe, friendly, calm and beautiful environment.
Burton Green Primary School, Burton Green, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 6JE
T: 01904 552380
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
Cheeky Monkeys is a small friendly playgroup which is based within Westfield Community School, we take a maximum of 20 children per sessions which are run by 5 members of staff. We take children from the age of 2 years until they start full time school.
Westfield Primary Community School, Askham Lane, Acomb, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 3HP
‘Cheeky monkeys is based at Westfield school but is separate. My son has been going since he was 2 and loves it xx’
RR, Jan 18
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
‘Clifton green is an amazing school.’
EFH, Dec 18
‘Clifton green is amazing xx’
EJ, Dec 18
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 families from all over York.
Lakeside Primary School, Oakdale Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 4YL
T: 07745 902272
Children joining us at Clifton School and Nursery will join as a Rising 3 (the term that they turn 3 years old), in the Nursery aged 3, or in Reception aged 4.
Clifton School and Nursery (St Peters School), Clifton, York, YO30 6AB
T: 01904 527361
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
T: 01904 555230
Vacancies available every day for all ages. please contact for information about session costs. Children can be walked to the after school club, meet in school playground and walk to sports and social club.
‘There is loads of toys and things for little babies too & singing at the end.’
SM, Feb 2019
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 720240
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.
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 4.45 pm.
Wraparound is available 7.45 to 4.45pm.
St Oswalds C Of E Primary School, Heslington Lane, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 4LX
T: 01904 555438
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
‘Funfishers nursery on Fishergate is flexible and lovely. I take my son there from Huntington because I rate them so much.’
EM, Nov 18
‘Funfishers are good xx’
CT, Nov 18
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
At Haxby Playgroup RB 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
‘RB’s is great. Bella loved it and it really helped her settle in at school as they all knew each other and moved across together.’
BB, April 18
‘My little girl has just started a morning at Ralph’s and she loves it! She’s settled straight away and she also goes to Polly Anna’s 3 days a week. She’s just transitioned from toddlers to pre-school and I’m amazed at how rapidly her learning has developed already ❤️’
NC, April 18
Our staff team are experienced, highly-qualified and committed to providing a friendly and fun learning environment.
Session times – children 3 years+:
Mornings Monday – Friday: 8:55am – 11:55am
Afternoons Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 11:55am – 2:55pm
Ofsted-registered (No. 321542)
Pre-School Learning Alliance (No. 22888)
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 555000
Open Monday to Friday 9am-2pm. There are a choice of three session times within the week:- 9.30-12.30 or 9.00-12.30 or 9.00-2.00.
Take children aged 2.5-5years. Government funding is available for 3 and 4 year olds and we also accept childcare vouchers. Fees on application. We currently have places available.
Holgate Pre-School, Holgate Methodist Church, Acomb Road, York, YO24 4AE
T: 07957 101801 (Debbie)
‘Holgate preschool is lovely xx’
CC, July 19
‘Holgate pre school is excellent x’
SI, July 19
We are a local pre school situated in Huntington at the Memorial Hall on Strensall Road. We offer childcare for children aged 2 – 4 during term time with an indoor and secured outdoor exploration area.
T: 07471 109355
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 from –
St Andrews Church Hall, Huntington YO32 9PX
The playgroup has very limited availability, please contact for further information. Two staff are trained sencos, one member of staff has done portage work shop. All staff have completed the safeguarding training.
St Barnabas C Of E Primary School, Jubilee Terrace, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 4YZ
T: 01904 650903
We have a self-contained purpose built room with a fantastic outdoor area on site at Badger Hill Primary School with excellent opportunities for imaginative and creative play. We include Forest School times in our sessions.
Badger Hill Primary School, Crossways, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 5JF
T: 07963 134008
Little Rowans offer children from age 2 a safe and secure learning environment. Our bright and friendly setting encourages children to learn through their play whilst they access a wide range of resources both inside and out. We offer places for funded 2 year olds as well as 3/4 year olds
New Earswick Primary School, Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York, YO32 4BY
T: 0800 0288911
‘Great little pre-school.’
KD, April 18
‘My little boy goes to little Rowans at New Earswick School and seems to really enjoy it x’
AP, May 18
Provides a safe, secure and stimulating environment for children. Links with local school.
School House, School Lane, Askham Richard, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 3PD
T: 01904 777072
Pre-school playgroup open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Clifton Methodist Church, Clifton, York, YO30 6AL
T: 07922 538027
‘Marygate preschool playgroup is great on Clifton.’
JRG, Nov 18
Welcoming children from aged 3! We can offer full day care from 7.45am to 6.00pm in a beautiful, safe and caring setting. Funded places accepted and everyone will be offered 15 hours free from the child’s 3rd birthday. Additional sessions are only £6.
New Earswick Primary School, Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 4BY
T: 01904 555970
‘I would highly recommend as my daughter has come along so much since joining x’
DC, April 18
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
Children start the term after their 3rd birthday in September, January or April.
Please contact the school office about places, and how to apply.
Osbaldwick Primary Academy, The Leyes, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 3PR
T: 01904 555606
Please contact the school for admissions, availability and flexible sessions. Children are eligible to join the Nursery the term after their third birthday if there are places available.
Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs Rc Primary School, Hamilton Drive, York, YO24 4JW
T: 01904 555222
‘All 6 of my kids have been in the our ladys nursery both at the old Our Ladys site and also the now OLQM. They all loved it and its a great start to Introducing them to the start of school life x’
HPC, March 18
‘Our experience has been very good as well at OLQM. The nursery teachers are lovely.’
HVB, March 18
Playgroup sessions run as follows: 9am -12.30pm (£15 including lunch), 9am – 3pm (£25 including lunch), 11.30am – 3pm (£15 including lunch). Full days are available from 8am – 6pm.
Next to Dunnington C Of E Primary School, Church Lane, Dunnington, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 5QG
T: 01904 489053
Daily sessions (term time) provide a safe but exciting learning environment for 2-5yr olds. Small numbers ideal for youngest children. Focussed session for those due to start school.
You will be made welcome and your child nurtured by experienced and committed staff. 2 and 3 Yr funding accepted
To arrange a visit please contact us.
T: 07716 653801
‘Susan Hunter Panda pre school in cop is lovely.’
SH, Jan 18
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 fun learning for three year olds and upwards, in a varied and stimulating setting, with free play and planned learning in line with Early Years Foundation Stage.
Poppleton Road Playgroup, Poppleton Road Primary School, Poppleton Road, York, YO26 4UP
T: 01904 340999
2 years +
Leave your child with our qualified staff in an environment in which your child can learn and develop through creative, stimulating play. We operate with a high staff ratio in a relaxed environment. With a focus on EYFS, we provide a strong foundation for your child’s first year at school.
Methodist Church Hall, The Green, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6DP
T: 07523 497704
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 go to the Quackers drop in on a Thursday morning and it’s fab.’
EM, Aug 18
We offer an open, light, bright and stimulating indoor and outdoor environment where every child is seen as unique and individual. We have teacher led provision for the morning sessions and EYP (Early Years Practitioner Graduate) led provision in the afternoon sessions.
Robert Wilkinson Primary School, West End, Strensall, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 5UH
T: 01904 555160
Rufforth Pre School is a small village pre school providing quality childcare in a safe and friendly environment. Established over 40 years ago, the Pre School is run by highly experienced and qualified staff who help and support children to learn and develop through stimulating and imaginative play.
Wetherby Road, Rufforth, York, YO23 3QF
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 555170
Places available in the nursery class from the term after a child’s third birthday. We offer morning sessions only.
Please contact the school office for an application form and to make a visit.
St Aelreds Rc Primary School, Fifth Avenue, York, North Yorkshire, YO31 0QQ
T: 01904 551885
Places in the nursery class are available from the term after a child’s third birthday. Please contact the school about our very flexible sessions and to arrange a visit.
We are open from 07:30 each morning to 18:00 each evening.
Please pop in and see our happy, homely, child-centred nursery.
St Georges Rc Primary School, Winterscale Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 4BT
T: 01904 552440
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. Morning sessions: 8:30am-12:00pm. Afternoon sessions: 12:30pm-4:00pm. Full day care (8:30am-4:00pm) is now also available. Offers an 8 am start.
Stepping Stones, Border Road, Strensall Camp, York, YO32 5SR
T: 01904 442826
‘Absolutely amazing staff, nothing is too much trouble, both my two children went there both 2 very different characters and both loved it!’
VS, July 18
‘My two boys loved every minute. They always go that extra mile. Navities and graduation were absolutely fantastic. The staff are all lovely and really good with the kids to make sure they’re settled and enjoy every moment. X’
HH, Sept 18
We cater for 2 years to 5 years and there is a separate pre school room for the older children and a Plus 4 session is operated prior to children going into School.
We offer a wonderful range of child and adult led activities and welcome parents/carers onto the committee and/or into the sessions.
‘They are really friendly and you are made very welcome.‘
KH, Feb 2018
‘It’s a very popular playgroup with an excellent reputation.’
GF, April 18
Christ Church, Stockton Lane, York, YO31 1JG
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 555271
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 pre-school offers educational childcare for children from three to five years of age using the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance. We want all our children to feel confident, valued and respected as we understand that this helps children develop into confident and independent learners.
Out of School & Holiday care also provided.
The Wonder Years, The Bungalow, Wigginton Primary School, Wigginton, York, YO32 2FZ
T: 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.
EL, April 2019
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 and about flexible sessions.
Westfield Primary Community School, Askham Lane, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 3HP
T: 01904 555295
‘Westfield nursery and school are lovely. All the staff are great.’
MF, July 19
‘Fantastic nursery, my 2 older ones went and came on so much there. The staff are amazing… I honestly couldn’t recommend the school enough its fab x’
EF, July 19
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.
Various sessions are available term-time on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8.30am – 3.00pm. Our Parent and Toddler Group, ‘Tea & Tots’ runs on Monday from 10.ooam – 11.30am.
Wheldrake Village Hall, Broad Highway, Wheldrake, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 6BU
T: 01904 448010
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, Huntington, York, North Yorkshire, YO31 9BX
T: 01904 554490
‘It’s an amazing nursery class. My sons been there since September and he’s learnt so much.’
KD, April 18
‘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
We have five kindergartens each caring for a mixed group of 3 to 6 year olds.
Kindergarten teachers provide the children with a role model and encourage and support the child’s own discoveries and increasing sense of wonder about the world. The school operates a financial contribution system, please contact for full information.
York Steiner School, The Danesmead Business Centre, 33 Fulford Cross, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 4PB
T: 01904 654983