Child Care Scarborough & Whitby

Registered Childminders

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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In line with Government guidance on COVID-19, some businesses remain closed whilst others have the go ahead to open. Social distancing restrictions remain in place. For any of the listings on here please check with the venue if it is open or closed before attending.

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Calling all Childminders

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Featured Listing

The Curiosity Patch

Ria Machin a new homecare provision with spaces from September 2020, please contact for more info – Or on The Curiosity Patch Facebook page

Cygnets2Swans Childminding

Ofsted Registered

Childminding services, caring for children of all ages.

Providing a caring, safe and secure learning childcare environment operating along EYFS guidelines.

Allowing children to grow and develop into young healthy adults.

His & Hers, Mr & Mrs, Husband and wife partnership. Offering a family setting, with a positive male/female influence.

Fully flexible.
Pick-ups and drop offs available.
Half days/Full days.
Emergency care.
Funded places.
Pet/smoke free.

53 Peasholm Crescent, Scarborough, YO12 7QY

Contact Fiona on 01723 447892

Judith Trotter

Ofsted Childminder for over 30 years.
Fully insured DBS checked paediatric first aid trained.
Good Ofsted report.
Based on Scarborough North side.
Places available: All day Monday and Friday due to a change in circumstances. Plus a pm place on a Monday.
For a child from birth upwards.
Feel free to contact me on 07886 539068 for more information

Sally Simpson

Registered Childminder in the YO12 area offering overnight care for shift workers

Child minder in Scarborough with 15 years experience

07901 953163