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15 Priory Street

York, YO1 6ET


Monday to Friday

8.30am to 5.30pm


01904 683822


We offer funded places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Contact us about our current availability.


Read our Ofsted report - we're rated Good in all areas.


Keep in touch on Twitter @nurserypriory

Our facilities

Our nursery is run from one self-contained room, which includes kitchen and toilet facilities. All children are cared for in the same room. Here there are continuous areas of provision to support children’s learning and development, as well as inspiring their imagination and curiosity. All of the children have access to the outdoor play area. We offer free flow access to the outdoors as much as we can. This allows children to make their own decisions as to whether they want to play and learn in the indoor or outdoor environments.

We ensure that we provide appropriate care for each age group:


Babies: 0-2 years

Our activities and experiences for children under two have been specifically planned to encourage their growth and development. We have a designated area for under twos with a snuggly corner at their level. They are able to come and go from this area as they wish. There are also treasure baskets full of interesting things to ignite their curiosity and imagination. They can also socialize with siblings and the older children. All the under twos eat at the table on secure little chairs, so they are safe and able to socialize with everyone at meal/snack times.


Toddlers: 2-3 years

Our spacious room is ideal for this age, they have the freedom to develop their independence and establish relationships with other children. Our children have access to lots of messy and creative play to keep their minds and fingers busy. There are lots of opportunities to get imaginative and active through activities. Our dedicated staff develop positive relationships with parents/carers to support children through toilet training. Our team also have plenty of ideas that you can use at home to help your child become more independent - just ask!


Pre-school: 3-5 years

Our staff team encourage children’s independence so that they are ready for school, able to ask for help and work together with other children and adults. Children have access to lots of activities that encourage reading and writing, as well as counting and numeracy skills. The children serve themselves at lunch time and help to look after each other and their environment. We work in partnership with the local schools to ensure children have a smooth transition to school and the best possible start to their school life.


Our staff team

Our staff team hold appropriate early years qualification at level 3 or above. Staff are trained in Safeguarding Children, First Aid and Food Hygiene.  Children who have SEN and/or disabilities are welcomed into the nursery and the nursery manger is the named Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO).  


Settling in

We offer settling in sessions to allow you and your child time to get to know the staff and nursery environment at your own pace. We recommend at least two visits before your child starts nursery. However, we offer as many as is needed for you and your child to feel happy and confident.

Throughout your child’s settling in period; and first few weeks, we let you know how they have settled and what they have been doing. You can be involved as much as you like during this time.



The three-week menu has been designed in line with the government’s ‘Eat Better, Start Better’ guidelines and with suggestions from our children and their families. See a sample weekly menu.


All meals and snacks are freshly prepared on the premises.


10am         Morning snack

12pm         Two course lunch

3pm           Afternoon snack


We can cater for special dietary requirements and we do everything we can to meet each child’s individual needs.