Welcome to York House!

We are an established, homely nursery, who celebrated 30 years in 2015. Although sited on the edge of the town centre, we have a wonderful large and secure outdoor space and a purpose built bungalow with garden for our babies…we are much larger than we appear!!

In July 2015 we achieved another OFSTED ‘OUTSTANDING’ report across the board and followed this with 5 stars for our Environmental Health rating, which we have maintained in subsequent years


York HouseOur Ethos

Childhood is the time for building happy memories and sound foundations for future learning.  At York House, learning happens everywhere, from the first visit…it’s hands on, fun, memorable and child centred. We believe children deserve great self-confidence, high well-being and fabulous imaginations so our resources and environments are open ended and enabling…and our best resource is our staff.

It’s clear you give your children freedom; wrapped up in respect for the environment and each other
a quote given to us from Robyn Lawrence who travelled from New Zealand to support us with documenting the children’s Learning Journey’s

Our Staff

Very young children need to be surrounded by people who are interested, motivated and most of all, love being with them…and our staff are chosen because of these qualities. Qualifications are also important…but knowledge can be taught – having a natural rapport with children is a gift.

Here at York House we have a team that has a range of qualifications from Level 2 right up to Level 6 (EYP and EYT status)…and remember to add to that many, many years of experience!