St Pauls Nursery School, Holgate, York

Welcome to St Paul’s Nursery School website. We hope you will enjoy looking around our pages and discovering all about us. If you would like to know more we warmly welcome visits where we can show you around in person and tell you all about us.

We are a vibrant and inclusive local authority maintained Nursery School just outside York city centre. Truly unique, we are the only Nursery School in York. Our aim is to provide your child with all the skills and attributes they need to be prepared for the exciting journey through Primary School that lays ahead of them.

Currently we can take up to 52 children in a session and we offer flexibility for parents around the hours and places available. We are open 7:30 am to 6pm.

We are also an enhanced resource provision and have twelve places for children with Special Educational Needs available that are allocated by the local authority. We pride ourselves on being fully inclusive to all children, no matter what their need and all of our staff are regularly trained in ways to do this so that we are able to help children with additional needs access the same level of education as all the other children on our roll.

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Our Vision and Values

At St. Paul’s Nursery School we strive to create a happy, purposeful atmosphere where learning is fun and where children, parents and staff can learn together


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SEN

Every child is an individual, no matter what their needs are. Our goal is to fully include all children in all aspects of nursery life.


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Forest School

We are lucky to have a wonderful woodland area on our doorstep which provides a safe, secure and practical environment for forest school.


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Testimonials

Superb

All the teachers are fab and watching them with the children fills me with confidence that she is in the best possible place.

Educational

Fantastic nursery. 2 of my children have been. The staff are fantastic. Its welcoming and they do loads. Both my children knew all letters by sight, could count to 20 and write their names before they left. The outside area is lovely and the both mine loved forest school trips. (Parent 2018)

Thrilled

I have been thrilled with this school. The staff are warm, caring and organised.

Wonderful Environment

St Paul’s is truly a wonderful environment to start your child’s journey into education. All three of my children have attended St Paul’s. All the staff are lovely, professional, approachable and caring. There is a real lively and positive atmosphere when you walk into St Paul’s with lots of different areas to explore. All three of my children have gained confidence to move onto primary school.

THE BEST start

Extremely happy I chose this nursery for my little girl. The staff are so caring, lots of fun, and gave my daughter THE BEST start to her education. She was totally prepared and ready for school when that time came around. Wide variety of activities, great outside space, and a lovely environment for children to be in. Really couldn’t have wished for more!

Positive Atmosphere

St Paul’s is truly a wonderful environment to start your child’s journey into education. All three of my children have attended St Paul’s. All the staff are lovely, professional, approachable and caring. There is a real lively and positive atmosphere when you walk into St Paul’s with lots of different areas to explore. All three of my children have gained confidence to move onto primary school.

Best possible start

My son has flourished and has the best possible start for school, this place and it’s dedicated staff are just fantastic. A massive thankyou just is not enough for teaching my son so much. He has absolutely loved it here. We will miss you and don’t change too much, you are perfect just as you are.

Inclusivity is a highlight!

Since starting at St Paul’s our little boy has come on leaps and bounds and absolutely loves it there. He has additional needs and these are catered to beautifully. The staff are lovely and the inclusivity of the nursery school is an absolute highlight. Fantastic facilities and a great location, St Paul’s is a wonderful setting and we owe them so much! Highly recommended! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Fantastic nursery

St Paul’s is the most fantastic nursery. My second child currently attends and she has flourished. She loves going and can’t wait to tell me all about her day. My eldest also attended 3 years ago and the fact that it’s been the same staff for a long time speaks volumes to me. I’m so pleased I chose St Paul’s for my children it’s given them a truly wonderful start in preparing them for school. Thank you. (Parent 2018)