Address: Josephs Nursery, The Pavilion, Rawcliffe Lane, York, YO30 6NP

Tel: 01904 651767

Email: josephs@yorkchildcare.co.uk

Nursery Manager: Delta Whatling

Joseph's Nursery

We are situated in a converted cricket pavilion, hidden away from the hustle and bustle which service the Clifton and Rawcliffe area of York.

We are an Ofsted regulated Nursery offering high quality childcare. We are a registered charity with several assisted places available.

The nursery is situated on the ground floor and offers care for children aged 0-5 years. Our Under Two's room staff welcome babies from the age of 6 weeks to 2 years whilst the Over Two's Room welcomes children from the age of two until they start school. 

The baby room has space for a maximum of 12 children and the over 2’s room 26 children.

Our Nursery looks onto an old cricket field which the children love to explore. We also have a forest school situated on the grounds where the children make regular visits.

For information on Fees/Sessions please contact the nursery.

Our Ofsted rating is Good!

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

"Overall, staff make good use of the exceptional outdoor environments that surround the nursery. Older children develop good physical skills and an understanding of the world around them. They show curiosity as they explore the forest and enjoy running through the meadow".

Meet the Team

We have a fantastic team of staff here at Joseph's, to find out more us, use the below arrow to across through our friendly faces.

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, and will put your child’s needs first. Our staff are recruited following strict safer recruitment guidelines and are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked.

Within our Nursery we have a SENCo trained member of staff. We value all our staff, taking on apprentices and funding their training alongside offering all Early Years Assistants the opportunity to further their career and fund their Level 3 Practitioner training. We promote CPD for all staff and provide many opportunities 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 & Over Twos Room Leader

Under Twos Room Leader

Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Practitioner

Deputy Room Leader

Deputy Room Leader

Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Assistant

Nursery Assistant

Nursery Cook


At Joseph's Nursery we love to get outside! This month we have enjoyed seeing the weather turn to Spring. 

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Inside we have celebrated St Patricks Day, World Book Day alongside cooking with spaghetti!

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Food and Nutrition

At York Childcare we take great pride in offering children home cooked 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 cook Sam. Sam trained as a Level 3 practitioner and has vast experience in childcare.

Dietary Requirements

Sam's delicious home cooked meals are prepared using fresh 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