Our nurseries


If you are looking for high quality Ofsted-regulated childcare for your child you have come to the right place.


We provide full and part-time day care (and flexibility when possible) for children in the 6 weeks to 5 years age group. In the nursery world there is nothing more important than being able to trust the person looking after your child. Our nurseries all have secure entry systems making each location a safe and secure place for your child.





We believe that healthy, interesting, nutritious meals are of fundamental importance, which is why at each nursery we employ a cook to prepare home cooked meals on site in our own kitchens on a daily basis.


Our nurseries are all registered with Ofsted, and graded GOOD.


Charitable Status


York Childcare is a charity, established in 1990, managed by a board of voluntary trustees, who have a particular interest in supporting the childcare needs of lone parents.


A limited number of assisted places are available across our three nurseries, enabling parents / carers to access high quality day care, yet pay a subsidised rate, subject to certain criteria. If you need information about our assisted places please submit an enquiry. 


York Childcare voluntary trustees are:


Jo Armistead - Chair

Chris Jenkins

Richard Welch

Kate Armstrong

Diane Turner

Mike Richardson

Jennifer Plummer



If you are interested in becoming a trustee of York Childcare please download the following advert or contact Sudeshna  (the Clerk to the Trustees)  at clerktrustees@yorkchildcare.co.uk

Recruiting trustees for YC Jan 2019


Assisted Places


Our objectives as an organisation are to provide quality and affordable childcare for children from 6 weeks to 16 years and in particular to support lone parents and those on low income. We achieve this both with the provision of nursery care and the work on establishing and supporting Out of School Clubs.



A number of assisted places are available at each nursery. As a policy we do not seek to ‘means-test’ the users of the nurseries. Consequently we offer ‘assisted places’ to parents who are in receipt of certain State Benefits or are perhaps experiencing some kind of crisis.  As State Benefits change we review and update our lists to ensure that as wide a group as possible are entitled to assistance.