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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-Schools 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 and/or agency registered, 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 from people that you know well.
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
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 01904 554243 to speak to Helen Woodall.
We are now open term time only 7:30 – 6pm with spaces currently available. Children may start at three years old. Admissions to the nursery start in January, April and September. We have an enhanced resource for special needs children as well as having highly skilled SEN TAs in nursery.
St Pauls Nursery School, 12 St Pauls Square, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 4BD
T: 01904 622291
Stamford Bridge Pre School has provided a nurturing caring environment for local children for over 50 years. During this time the pre school has adapted to the changes in family life and routine. Opening for 48 weeks a year with term time contracts available and starting the day at 8am with breakfast club.
Held in Stamford Bridge village hall at the heart of the community, the pre school is a place where children can develop new skills, build upon existing ones and enjoy a varied and wide array of experiences.
In addition to the regular sessions where the children learn through play, practice computer skills and enjoy music and stories we also hold special events and activities throughout the year. These include a Christmas party for the children, Christmas play, sports day, leavers trip, Halloween party and regular crafts (this year the children designed their own Christmas cards).
Our fabulous outdoor space has recently been refurbished and provides an excellent learning space where the children can explore and play in a safe specially designed environment.
Wednesday mornings (8:30-13:00) is our ‘Rising Stars’ session for 3 and 4 year olds the year before they start school. It’s a fantastic session alternating activities such as forest activities, baking and PE sessions along with structured phonics and numeracy activities.
Our well qualified and experienced staff strive daily to provide a community your child will want to attend, learn through a variety of play methods and most importantly have fun!
If you would like to know more or arrange a visit for your 2 – 5 year old please contact us on 07982 834159. We are here to support you too!
Sessions start from just £15. We accept childcare government funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds as well as childcare vouchers.
VILLAGE HALL, LOW CATTON ROAD, YO41 1DZ
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
Our fully qualified nursery teacher and state of the art facilities are welcoming 3 and 4 year olds to Ducklings Nursery at Woodthorpe School. OFSTED rated our Early Years provision as ‘Good’ in our last inspection and noted that ‘Children in both Nursery and Reception classes have positive attitudes to learning because they are deeply engrossed in the well-planned activities provided for them.’
We use a ‘Reggio’ inspired approach to learning, with children taking the lead in their own learning to create an inspirational and exciting first step into education. All children are treated as individuals and their well-being is at the heart of everything we do. Our nurturing environment provides hands-on immersive experiences for your child, using the natural environment to promote exploration and independence, helping your child to become school ready.
If you are interested in your child to join our warm and friendly nursery you are very welcome to call into the school or give us a ring. We accept both 15 and 30 hour funding and provide Wrap round care with both a Breakfast and After School Club for our Nursery children.
‘Our school is a happy, exciting and caring community in which each child thrives.’
Woodthorpe Primary School, Summerfield Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 2RU
Beehive Pre-school has afternoon vacancies for 2 to
school age. Sessions run during term time from 1-4pm.
We offer a happy and stimulating environment where children’s individual abilities are recognised and nurtured. All staff are qualified and very experienced and we operate a high adult/child ratio.
Excellent OFSTED Inspections
Low Moor Centre, Bray Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 4JG
T: 01904 849100
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
We are a bespoke Early Years setting located within Burton Green Primary School. We offer places to children from 2 years old up to 4 years old. Our setting incorporates age related resources with the guidance of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and gives the children the chance to explore through play and develop skills for later life.
Burton Green Primary School, Burton Green, York, YO30 6JE
T: 01904 551024
Children can join the nursery class in the term following their third birthday. This nursery works in partnership with a Butterflies private nursery based at Burton Green Primary School. Lunch clubs and additional sessions can be arranged in conjunction with Butterflies.
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 4 long serving 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
T: 07871 045118
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 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 527372
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
Is your child 2½ years old? They can join our Early Starters session on Tuesdays 9am-11:30am.
The purpose of this session is to gently introduce your child to Pre-school.
£8 per session
We look forward to meeting you.
T: 07708 155484
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.
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 is £3.50. Morning session 8.45 am – 11.45 am is £10.50. Lunch club 11.45 am – 12.15pm is £1.75. Afternoon session 12.15 pm – 3.15 pm is £10.50 and after school club 3.15 pm to 4.45 pm is £5.25. Full days are £31.50. 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
We are a happy pre-school with fabulous purpose built facilities in the grounds of a local primary school. Staff are attuned to meet the emotional needs of all children. We are very child-centred planning for children’s developmental stages and interests.
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
Our staff team are experienced and highly-qualified, and are committed to providing a friendly and fun learning environment.
Session times – children 3 years+:
Morning’s Monday – Friday: 8:55am – 11:55am
Afternoon’s 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
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
We are proud to be one of the main early years education providers within this community. We are Ofsted registered (“rated good in all areas” June, 15th 2015) and take children from the age of 2 1/2 up to 5 years.
We are open Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 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.
Government funding is available for 3 and 4 year olds and we also accept childcare vouchers. Fees on application. We currently have places available.
For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact Debbie.
Holgate Pre-School, Holgate Methodist Church, Acomb Road, York, YO24 4AE
T: 07957 101801
Our sessions are planned to provide children with opportunities for a variety of activities such as outdoor play; child and adult led activities; ICT; reading; mark making; role play; messy play; construction; music; trips and many others.
Huntington Parish Council, Memorial Hall, Huntington, York, YO32 9SH
T: 01904 750258
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
T: 07762 32327087
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
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
Places are available in the nursery class from the term the child turns 4 years old. Please call the school to discuss entry to the Nursery class, flexible sessions and for an application form.
New Earswick Primary School, Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 4BY
T: 01904 555970
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 the term after their 3rd birthday. Please contact about places, and how to apply.
Osbaldwick Primary School, The Leyes, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 3PR
T: 01904 411036
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
Playgroup sessions run as follows: 9am -12.30pm (£12.75 including lunch), 9am – 3pm (£25 including lunch), 11.30am – 3pm (£12.75 including lunch). Full days are available from 8am – 6pm (£34 including lunch).
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
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.
T: 07523 497704
Methodist Church Hall, The Green, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6DP
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
Offers full days or morning (08.30-11.30) / afternoon (12.15-15.15) sessions and a lunch club (11.30-12.15, £2.00), you would need to provide a packed lunch, and we are a nut free zone.
Carr Junior School, Ostman Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 5QA
T: 01904 791814
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
T: 07999 557171
Open 9am – 3pm Term time only
Half day and full day sessions available
Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays
We are located in a self contained classroom in the grounds of Sheriff Hutton Primary School. We have a lovely garden area and we can also use the school field and playground. Children love coming to our bright and cheerful group in the heart of a friendly village community.
All three and four year olds and increasing numbers of two years olds are eligible for 15 hours of free childcare funded by the government. It is very easy to register to use your funded place with us. Alternatively you can use some of your funding with us.
Skelton Squirrels is an Ofsted registered preschool based within the grounds of Skelton Primary School. We have a strong relationship with the school, and benefit from a large, well-equipped room and plenty of outdoor space.
We offer morning or afternoon sessions, or full days (9am-3.15pm) for children aged 2+. We accept Early Years Funding for 2, 3 & 4 year olds, and extra sessions are available if required, at a cost of £8.50 per 3 hour session.
Our opening hours are:
Mornings: 9am-12 noon
Full days: (am-3.15pm
We are open Monday – Friday, term-time only.
T: 07895 975378 (Lesley – Manager)
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 flexible sessions and to arrange a visit.
For wraparound care, please contact Funfishers for availability and charges
St Georges Rc Primary School, Winterscale Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 4BT
T: 01904 552440
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
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.
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
Preschool playgroup open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
St Thomas Church, Lowther Street, York, YO31 7ND
T: 07505 401405
The Village Pre-School based in Osbaldwick village hall currently have spaces available for children aged 2 – 5 years. There maybe 15 hours free for 2 year olds depending on your circumstances. We also offer 15 hours free to all 3 and 4 year olds. 30 hours free are also available for working parents or 3 and 4 year olds. 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. At the pre-school we want all our children to feel confident, valued and respected as we understand that this helps children develop into confident and independent learners.
The Wonder Years, The Bungalow, Wigginton Primary School, Wigginton, York, YO32 2FZ
T: 01904 758717
We pride ourselves on being friendly, caring and approachable to all who arrive through our door. We offer term time care and education and are registered to open from 9am – 4pm. We offer Summer School in August for children aged 3 – 7 years.
The Pavilion, Ethel Ward Playing Fields, Calf Close, Haxby, York, YO32 3NX
T: 01904 765005 / 768784
Tiny Steps is for 2 – 3 year olds. Early years is for 3+
Up to 24 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. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 09:00 to 15:00 and Wednesday 09:00 to 12:00. Please bring a packed lunch. Closed Fridays
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 or January. We operate a waiting list – children can be placed on the list from the age of 2 years. Places will be allocated with preference to older children and children with Special Educational Needs. Please contact the school for availability and about flexible sessions.
Westfield Primary Community School, Askham Lane, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 3HP
T: 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.
Various sessions are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8.30am – 3.00pm. Our Parent and Toddler Group runs on Fridays from 1.15pm – 3.00pm.
Wheldrake Village Hall, Broad Highway, Wheldrake, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 6BU
T: 01904 554444 /448796
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
We have four 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