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'A Good school', 'warm and encouraging' with 'strong relationships between pupils of all ages'. Lessons are 'precisely matched to pupils' learning needs'.Ofsted 2015


Early years provision for children aged 3 upwards.


Small class sizes.


10 minutes from Malton.


Multi use games area and mountain bikes.

 We are now a Forest School

Leavening School Early Years – funded provision from 3 years

Nursery: Monday to Friday, 8.55am to 11.55am
Mums & Tots: Friday 1pm-3pm

  • Light and bright, purpose-built nursery building.
  • Fantastic outdoor garden where children can ride bikes, tricycles and scooters; build, dig and get messy in the mud kitchen, help with gardening and play on the climbing area and in the sand.
  • Our own chickens that we care for.
  • Forest School activities.
  • For rainy days, a covered outdoor area with soft play.
  • Fabulous location with wonderful, uplifting views across open countryside.
  • Inside we enjoy painting, drawing, stories, building, messy play and water play plus lots of other fun learning activities.
  • Phonics, early reading, writing and maths are all formally taught when your child is ready.
  • Nursery children mixed with the Reception children during the morning session.
  • For nursery children there is the option to stay for school lunch which includes supervised play with older pupils (1.00pm collection). Reception children stay for lunch.
  • Reception children taught in the afternoon by the head teacher and have the opportunity to mix with the Year 1 children.
  • All children are taught high quality sport by a trained sports coach
  • Judged GOOD – Ofsted 2012.

Nursery provision is available to children the term after they turn three years old. Our nursery currently operates five mornings a week from 8.55am to 11.55am. Parents and carers are encouraged to register their child at an early age, ideally in their first or second year, as this allows us to distribute information about our nursery and open days.
The government currently funds 15 hours of early years provision at no charge to the parents/carers; these are broken down to three hour sessions here at our nursery.

We also offer a Mums & Tots group. This group meets on a Wednesday afternoon, in our nursery building, from 1.30pm to 3pm. Everyone, including mums, dads, child-minders, carers and grandparents, are welcome to come along with their child. There is no charge.

You can register your initial interest in our nursery either by emailing Mrs Mortimer (see Contact Us) or by phoning the school on 01653 658313. Registration of interest does not mean that you have to make a commitment; it just helps us to provide you with useful and up to date information.

If you send an email registering your interest, please include the following information:

  • Child’s full name, date of birth and address
  • Parents/carers’ name, address and contact numbers