Child Care Ryedale


Please be aware; this is purely a listing service. None of the child carers or their qualifications have been checked out or verified by Ryedale Mumbler. Ryedale Mumbler does not endorse or recommend any of these child carers and parents are required to make their own enquiries and check references. Please see our full terms and conditionsContact us here if you are a nursery, preschool, childminder, nanny or babysitter and would like to be included in this listing.

Childcare Options: 

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 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 8.30am-5.30pm.

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.

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In line with Government guidance on COVID-19 and the recommendation to avoid gatherings and crowded places, many of our local family days out are looking at closing to the public. For any of the listings on here please check with the venue if it is open or closed before attending.

I am endeavouring to keep the listings as up to date as possible but please check with venues first, thanks for your understanding at this crazy time, Team Mumbler.

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Malton Montessori Nursery School & Infant Communities

…a beautiful, natural environment for growing adventurous children.

Our Nursery school and Infant rooms are run by fully qualified Montessori teachers, nursery practitioners and forest school leaders, who skilfully offer a comprehensive range of creative and practical learning skills in well resourced indoor/ outdoor environments.

Opening times: Monday -Friday  7.30-6.00

We are a fully MSA accredited, OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ Montessori School.

Malton Montessori School
Uplands House
Castle Howard Road
Malton YO17 6NJ.
Tel:  01653 696232  Website.

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Rising Stars at Stamford Bridge Pre school

On hold due to COVID19

Wednesdays in term time 8:30-1pm

Rising Stars is a playgroup session which welcomes all children who are due to start school the following September. It’s a lovely session where parents and carers don’t stay. Your child is cared for by the pre school Aunties who have a wealth of experience and qualifications in childcare.

The children participate in a variety of activities including baking, forest school, PE (which also helps them practice getting changed independently) and starting to learn phonics. The session ends with everyone eating their packed lunch together. This all helps in their preparation for starting ‘big school’.

Cost £5 per hour or childcare vouchers accepted. Children do not need to attend other pre school sessions to be able to attend. Please phone the pre school on 07982 834159 for more information.


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Stamford Bridge Pre-school

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.


Brooklyn Playgroup

Brooklyn Playgroup is a small pre-school providing a family orientated setting for children age 2 years to 4 years 11 months. Our staff are qualified in Early Years Children’s Care, Learning and Development.

Monday – Friday:
Morning Session 9am-12pm
Afternoon Session 1pm-4pm
Full Day 9am-4pm
Lunch Club: 12pm – 1pm

Ryedale Community Leisure Centre
Bowling Lane
Yo17 8EG
Telephone: 01653 696754

Early Explorers

Play School for 2 – 5 years

Monday to Friday 9.15am – 3.15pm

Address: Early Explorers, Carlton Lane, Helmsley. YO62 5HB

Jo 07713 428512 or Amy 07502 221986

Firestation Pre-School (Malton and Norton)

Preschool for Children 2 years plus.
Sheepfoot Hill
YO17 7EA
Telephone: 01653 694768

Hertford Vale Playgroup

Pre-School Playgroup
Hertford Vale C Of E Primary School, Ings Lane, Staxton, Scarborough, YO12 4SS
07527 582357

Kirkbymoorside Pre School Playgroup

Pre School Playgroup and out of school club.
The Old Canteen, West Fields, Kirkbymoorside, York, YO62 6AG
01751 430997

Malton Community Primary School

We can offer;

    • High quality provision for 2—4 year olds
    • Qualified teachers
    • Highly skilled support staff
    • Specialist support for speech and language, personal well-being & physical development
    • Extensive outdoor provision

We encourage and nurture children so they are curious and imaginative as they play and learn through our whole school, child–led curriculum.

Malton Community Primary school, Highfield Road, Malton
Contact the school office for more details 01653 692582

Norton Community Primary School – Preschool

Preschool for children aged 2 to 4 years

Norton Community Primary School, Grove St, Norton, Malton, YO17 9BG
Phone: 01653 692104

Rillington Pre School Playgroup

Pre school playgroup in Rillington Village Hall

2 years plus

Monday-Wednesday 9.00am-12.00noon,
Thursday and Friday 9.00am-3.00pm
8.30am-9.00am Breakfast club £1.50
£11.50 for a 3 hour session

Free Trail sessions on Taster Tuesday mornings
“Outstanding” by Ofsted

Contact 07704 289080 session time only

Sherburn Playschool

Pre-School Playgroup
We offer childcare places to children from 2 to 4 years of age operating from the grounds of Sherburn CE Primary School.

Sherburn Play School currently run sessions from 9am until 12.45pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The four sessions cover the funded 15 hours currently available for 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds.
Children who do not currently receive funding are welcome and the session rate is £15.

Contact us on 07497 888682

Sheriff Hutton Preschool Playgroup

Welcoming children from 2 – 4 years on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Sheriff Hutton Primary School, West End, Sheriff Hutton. YO60 6SH
07717 799646

Sinnington Pre-School

Located in an idyllic rural setting in the village of Sinnington (just off the A170 between Pickering and Kirkbymoorside) on the edge of the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors, Sinnington Pre-School and Stay & Play group has been established for over 40 years. It provides high quality pre-school care and education in a caring and friendly environment. 

The Green, Sinnington, Pickering, York, YO62 6RZ
01751 431465

Snainton Primary School Preschool

Preschool places 9am- 12pm or 12.30 if having lunch for 2, 3 and 4 year olds, we accept funding.

Each 3 hour session is £12

Snainton is OFSTED registered as GOOD with outstanding qualities.

There are also spaces available to join in most school years, Snainton is a Forest school and committed to providing education in an environment in which children thrive.

There is a new grassed playground and adventure trail

Snainton CoE VC Primary School,
Pickering Road East,
YO13 9AF
01723 859229

Swinton Preschool Playgroup

2 year olds until school age. Small, friendly playgroup with well qualified staff. Funded places available.

Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm

The Reading Rooms, Middle Street, Swinton, Malton, YO17 6SL
Contact Jennie Smith 01653 695020

Tiddlywinks Private Day Nursery

Provides care and education for preschool children aged 0 – 5 years between 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday

Chapel Street, Easingwold, YO61 3GL

Tel: 01347 824123