Child Care Scarborough & Whitby


Please be aware; this is purely a listing service. None of the child carers or their qualifications have been checked out or verified by Scarborough & Whitby Mumbler. Scarborough & Whitby 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 conditions

Contact us here if you are a nursery, preschool, childminder, nanny or babysitter and would like to be included in this listing.

Types of childcare.

Choosing someone to look after your child is never easy, but in the Scarborough & Whitby area there are a variety of different options to choose from.

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-school playgroups 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 7.30am-6pm.

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.

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Featured Listing

Filey Childcare

Day Nursery, Pre school, Out of Schools & Holiday Club

Hours available 7.45am – 6pm
Open 51 weeks of the year
3 months to 14 Years
Childcare vouchers accepted
2 – 4 year old free entitlement spaces
available (terms and conditions apply)
Ofsted registered
Fully qualified staff
Nutritious meals & snacks included
Purpose built building
Large Outdoor area with allotment
Breakfast club & After school Care
Holiday Club 4 years – 14 years

Filey Childcare
Padbury Ave, Filey YO14 0BA

T. 01723 516111

Wheatcroft Preschool is a well established traditional preschool for children aged 2-5years. It is a unique setting where children are encouraged to explore, play and learn. It has an extensive outdoor learning environment with a secret garden, several large digging areas including a large sandpit and cascading water tray, amongst other areas. We have a small team of experienced and caring staff, led by an Early Years Professional.

We have spaces from September 2023 for 2, 3, and 4 years olds and have 15 and 30 hour free funded places available.

Come along to our open day on Wednesday 12th July 1.30-3.00pm to see what we have to offer !

St Michaels Youth Hall, Filey Rd, Scarborough YO11 3AA.

Please contact us for more information or 01723 363179

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Childhaven Nursery School

Outstanding Early Education for 2 – 4 year olds

Free 15 hour places available

Extended 30 hour places available

Highly qualified teaching team

Investigative learning, nature clubs, beach schools, music, yoga and more!

We have a huge all weather outdoor space.

Please contact us on 01723 373231 to arrange to come and see what we have to offer
13 Belgrave Crescent, Scarborough YO11 1UB

Derwent Valley Pre-School

Places Avaliable
Children ages 2-5 years
Funded places available for children ages 3-5 and some 2 year olds
Monday to Friday (Term time only)
Rates ‘GOOD’ by Ofsted in March 2014
Mobile: 07961 955956

Dovecote Pre-school Playgroup

Dovecote was established in 1988.

Dovecote is Ofsted registered, we provide a safe secure and stimulating educational environment for children 2-4 years.

Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm

15 – 19 Falsgrave Road, Scarborough YO12 5EA

07929 929068

East Whitby Academy’s 2 year old provision- ‘The Genies’

East Whitby Academy’s new 2 year old provision! We are excited to offer a nursery that is open 51 weeks per year for your child to enjoy!

East Whitby Academy, Stainsacre Lane, Whitby
01947 602202

Green Hedges Day Nursery

Children from birth to five years in Scarborough since 2000.

Our day nursery and pre-school is open for 51 weeks of the year, from Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm. Closed for public Bank Holidays.

13, Crown Crescent, South Cliff, Scarborough, YO11 2BJ.
Telephone: 01723 503306

Happy Jays – Eastfield

Eastfield Children’s Centre, Linkwalk, Eastfield, Scarborough YO11 3LR

Eastfield Happy Jays is a 2, 3 & 4 year old provision in a children’s centre term time only. We also provide Crèches for the children centres enabling parents to attend courses (facilitated by the children’s centre) or to do adult learning courses.

Nursery opens on a term time basis, and tries to reflect the same opening days as the local schools.
Nursery is open 8:30-5:00
Morning sessions run between 8.30 and 1.30.
Afternoon session runs from 12 till 5.

Phone 01723 583454 for more information and to book a place

Harlequin Nursery & Pre School

3 months to 5 years

Open 50 weeks of the year, from Monday to Friday 8am – 5.45pm except bank holidays and Christmas (2 weeks)

2, 3 and 4 year old funding available

Harlequin Nursery & Pre School, 2 Scardale Crescent, Scarborough. YO12 6LA
Telephone: 01723 501061

Hayleys Little Munchkins Pre School

Our pre school is a warm and friendly setting where children learn through exciting and fun activities.

We provide an inviting indoor and outdoor environment with caring and expertise staff.

For more information or to book in a visit to our pre school, please call
Hayley Tel: 07927921031
Jordana Tel: 07380943303

Kiddiwinks Nursery

Nursery & Pre-school 
Monday-Friday 8.00am – 5.30pm
Lady Ediths Park, Scarborough. YO12 5PB
01723 500164

Little Footsteps Day Nursery and Out of School Club

Day Nursery, Preschool and Out of School Club

Nursery, Beach school, Forest school, Swimming sessions

7:45 AM – 5:45 PM
30-32 Columbus Ravine, Scarborough. YO12 7JT
01723 353038

Little Owls Pre School

Little Owls Scarborough College is open 50 weeks a year. Closes 2 weeks over Christmas and Bank Holidays.

Open daily 8am to 6pm.
Up to 30hrs funded sessions for all 3 and 4 year olds.

Scarborough College, Filey Road, Scarborough YO11 3BA 01723 360620

Newby Early Years

Open from 8.40am until 3.10pm on a Monday to Friday during school term time only, for children aged 3-5 years.

Newby Fun Factory is open 7.45am to 6pm term time and 8am – 6pm during school holidays.

Our indoor and outdoor spaces are busy, vibrant and challenging to our children – come and see for yourself
For more information please feel free to call us 01723 500511 or Text us 07800 967723

Newby Early Years,
Newby and Scalby Primary School,
The Green,
YO12 5JA

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

St. Hilda’s Nursery

Up to 16 children with a family feel for children 2,3 and 4 year olds.

Opening times, from January 2018:

Monday to Wednesday 8.30am-3.30pm
Thursday 9.00am to 12.00pm
Friday 8.30am to 12.30pm
38 weeks a year, in line with St. Hilda’s School Term Dates.

Our opening times are flexible, in line with demand.

Sessions – Short days and sessional places available. Please contact the nursery for prices and more information.

Airy Hill
YO21 1PZ
Tel: 07769493437