Child Care Scarborough & Whitby


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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.

Featured Listing

Harlequin Nursery & Pre School


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

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

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

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.

The building is purpose built and consists of 1 large playroom with access to outside for free flow & toilets in room, a separate crèche room with access to outside and toilets in room, it has a separate changing area and small kitchen facility.

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

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

Seamer Pre-School

A fun place to grow and learn for Children
Age 2-5 years
Monday to Friday
Free funded places available
Call in for a look around
Ofsted Approved

Seamer Youth Centre (Old School)

Seamer Preschool

Seamer Pre-school is a fun place to grow and learn.

We are a community based, voluntary managed setting, offering education and care for young children below statutory school age and over the age of two years.

Our Pre-school aims to:

• provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age;
• work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop;
• add to the life and well being of our local community; and
• offer children and their parents a service which promotes equality and values diversity.

We also aim to ensure that each child:

• is in a safe and stimulating environment;
• is given generous care and attention, because of our ratio of qualified staff to children, as well as volunteer parent helpers;
• has the chance to join with other children and adults to play, work and learn together;
• is helped to take forward her/his learning and development by being helped to build on what she/he already knows and can do;
• has a personal key worker who makes sure your child makes satisfying progress;
• is in a Pre-school which sees you as a partner in helping your child to learn and develop; and
• is in a Pre-school in which parents help to shape the service it offers

Parents are regarded as members of Pre-school who have full participatory rights.
These include a right to be:
• valued and respected;
• kept informed;
• consulted;
• involved; and
• included at all levels.

Seamer Youth Centre, Main Street, Seamer
Call 01723 865617

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