Child Care Ryedale


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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.

Offering a friendly and caring play-based learning environment for your pre-school child from 2 years until they start school.


We have been running for over 50 years as a community based pre-school managed by a volunteer committee of parents.


Our playgroup sessions take place in a fully equipped standalone classroom.  We have our own outside space which is accessed daily all year around.  Our staff have relevant and up to date qualifications.


We offer funded places for 3 and 4 year olds (from the term after their 3rd Birthday) and those who are eligible for 2 year funding using the Golden Ticket process.


Children can attend full or half-day sessions as follows:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Morning – 9am-12noon (drop off from 8:45)
Afternoon – 12noon-3pm
Full day – 9am-3pm

After-Playgroup Club available 3:00pm until 3:20pm.


What Ofsted says:

“Children make progress in their learning and development. They acquire the skills needed for their future learning and their move on to school. Children are confident and make independent choices about their play”.


What Parents say:

“My son loves playgroup and never wants to leave!  He has so much fun and I feel totally at ease leaving him in your care”

Sheriff Hutton Preschool Playgroup
Sheriff Hutton Primary School
West End
Sheriff Hutton
YO60 6SH

07717 799646
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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

Birth to 5 years and out of school care for upto 11 year olds

Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm

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

01439 408088

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

Leavening Community Primary School and Nursery

From 3 years plus

Acorns nursery at Leavening Primary School offer full and part time places in its idyllic rural setting. At Acorns your child can initiate their own learning in a free-flow environment with a high adult to child ratio. Where we believe that play underpins development and learning for all children. Come join us!

Phone number: 01653 658313

Little Ducklings Preschool

Open 9-3 with sessions that run from 9am – 1pm and 1pm – 3pm.

Small local preschool school following the EYFS using play based learning.

The Liberal Club, 1 Smiddy Hill, Pickering, YO18 7AN.

Contact Nicola and Steph on 07979 105034


Malton Community Primary School

At Malton Community Primary School we offer Early Years provision for children aged 2-5 years old in 2gether, Acorns and Oaks.

Children can stay with us all day or come along for a half-day session which can include a healthy school lunch. We accept universal funding as well as the extended provision of up to 30 hours.

Opening hours- term time:
2gether – 8.45am to 11.45am every day
Acorns – 8.45am – 3.30pm

Malton Community Primary School
Highfield Road
YO17 7DB

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

Pickering Pre-school Playgroup

Opening Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
Morning and afternoon sessions available,
For more info call 07910 147095
Pickering Community Infant and Nursery School, Ruffa Lane, Pickering. YO18 7AT

Pre-school at St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School, Ampleforth

Children can start the term after their third birthday. Term time only and we offer 30 hours per week – 9am to 3pm.

Back Lane, York YO62 4DE
01439 788340

Pre-school at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Pickering

Children can start the term after their third birthday. Term time only and we offer 15 hours per week – 8.15am-11.45am.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Swainsea Lane, Pickering

Phone: 01751 473102

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

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