Address: Heathers Nursery, James Backhouse Place, Hamilton Drive, York, YO24 4NS Tel: 01904 780277

Tel: 01904 780277


Nursery Manager: Abbie Wheatland

Heathers Nursery

We are situated in a quiet cul-de-sac next to West Bank Park, Holgate, ideal for trips and picnics!

We enjoy trips out in the local area such as the library and shops and are conveniently placed for trips a little further including the railway museum and train station. We hold regular events that include families, giving opportunities for parents/carers to come into nursery.

As well as the park we have our own well equipped outdoor area and ample on site parking for cars and bikes, with easy access to the setting for families with additional needs.

We have been providing quality childcare since 1995 offering a warm, caring and stimulating environment with a qualified and experienced staff team planning for children's individual needs.

We have recently been inspected by Ofsted and rated Good.

We are delighted with the report. If you would like to read it, please click Here

'Staff provide children aged over two years with a good range of opportunities to explore the outdoor area. Children use their imaginations to build a den and enjoy sitting underneath while they sing familiar rhymes with staff'

Meet the Team

We have a wonderful staff team here at Heathers, please use the arrow below to scroll through our photos and learn more about us.

There is nothing more important than being able to trust the person looking after your child.

We recruit staff who are going to create and maintain a fantastic relationship with you and your child. All our staff are warm, caring, putting your child’s needs first. Our staff are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked.

We value all our staff, taking on apprentices and funding their training alongside offering all Nursery assistants the opportunity to further their career and fund their Level 3 Practitioner training. We also provide many courses throughout the year for staff to further their development.

As a team we have an extensive range of experience of children with additional needs. Our practitioners are highly motivated and keen to develop professionally to provide the best quality care and education for your child.

Nursery Manager

Deputy Manager & Under Twos Room Leader

Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Assistant

Deputy Room Leader

Deputy Room Leader

Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Assistant

Over 2's Room Leader

Early Years Apprentice

Early Years Assistant

Early years Assistant

Nursery Cook

Food and Nutrition

At York Childcare we take great pride in offering children homecooked food prepared onsite each day following the early years guidelines for healthy, nutritional diets. We cater for all allergies, intolerance's and cultural/religious preferences using a colour coded system that all staff follow. Eating round a table with other children is a fantastic way for your child to develop their culinary skills alongside providing positive encouragement for eating with each other. We have a 4 week rolling menu which is assessed on a regular basis alongside themed dinners for events. Our Christmas Dinner is a favourite with children and staff! 

Nursery Cook

All our nutritious home cooked meals are prepared on site by our on own cook. Our cook offers varied dishes from all different kind of cuisines.

Dietary Requirements

Our cook's delicious home cooked meals are prepared using fresh meat, fruit and vegetables. We offer alternatives for children with diagnosed allergies, intolerances, children who are vegetarian, and for children who can only eat certain foods due to cultural/religious requirements.


An example of our daily menu includes: AM snack – Homemade hash browns and beans Lunch – Build your own fajitas with rice & salad / Chocolate rice crispy cake Afternoon snack – Homemade scones and vegetable sticks / Melon and bananas