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McMillan Nursery School was purpose built in 1938 to accommodate children from North Hull Estate and other parts of Hull. We are proud to have served the community for over 75 years, beginning with the original ethos of Rachel and Margaret – the McMillan sisters – and evolving into an environment where young children are cared for, supported, challenged and stimulated. A space where children and parents are valued and respected, and where we work together to help them at the beginnings of their lifelong learning journeys.”

Find out about the McMillan sisters – after whom our nursery school is named.

Nursery School

In 1911 she and Rachel started the ‘Girls’ Night Camp’ where girls came and stayed overnight in simple beds under basic shelters. Margaret was convinced that fresh air, exercise and good nutritious food would improve their health in a way that the clinic could not. The girls’ ages ranged from 6 – 14 and there were sometimes as many as 17 girls sleeping in camp. The principle was to get them out of cramped and badly ventilated bedrooms, not, in any way, to replace their homes – as Margaret said, it was ‘an open-air residential school, that does not separate the child from her home’. Soon a boys’ camp followed, but Margaret was convinced the effects of the camp were too late for these children – so she started an experimental ‘Baby’ camp, which Rachel gave up her job to help run, and this became the Rachel McMillan Open-Air Nursery School, the seed from which other nurseries could grow.

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 School Admissions and Government Guidelines

Admissions Page

For your child to attend our nursery s/he must go through the proper admissions procedures. Please read carefully all of the information that we have on the website to help your child’s application. If you need more information then please feel free to phone our nursery school office.

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Our vision

To work together to create a happy community where all children, parents and staff do their best and achieve great things.

Our values

We believe the following are important for our community;

  • happiness, wellbeing and enjoyment
  • keeping everyone safe
  • everybody matters
  • creativity and innovation
  • valuing learning for life
  • empowering; choice and opportunity participation
  • Communication
  • positive impact on the wider world
  • Economic wellbeing

McMillan Nursery School situated on North Hull Estate, is a purpose built setting which endeavours to provide the best quality childcare for children and their families in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage. Our aim is to provide excellent pre-school education in an environment which is fun and caring, whilst meeting individual social, physical and emotional needs. Read more…

 School Day Times


8.30am – 11.30am



12.15pm – 3.15pm

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 McMillan Nursery School

11th Avenue

North Hull Estate



Admin Contact Name: Andrew Shimmin

Telephone Number: 01482 331370

Fax Number: 01482  800477

Email Address: admin@mcmillan.hull.sch.uk


Head Teacher Message

Hello and welcome to our new website for 2015! We hope you will find this site quicker and easier to use, and that you will find lots of useful information as well as celebrations of what your fantastic children are doing and learning when they are at Nursery. We now have lots of different ways of sharing information with you, including this site, email, text, twitter, Facebook and our OurSchools App, so make sure you sign up to avoid missing out! At McMillan we try to create a place where children can find what they need to develop and learn, but we also know that what parents do at home has a massive impact on how children learn and progress, so we want to work together with you to get the best for all our children.

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Please see below details of a Family Fun Day being run by The Parks Children’s Centre in the Half Term break.




Policy Documents

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Forest Schools

This term we are taking 12 children and their parents to the woods.  This was our first week, we had lots of fun playing 1,2,3 where are you?, making sensory mobiles, splashing in the stream and collecting natures treasures.


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Us Mum’s To Be!

Details on a new class for expecting ladies at the Sure Start building.

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A Big Thank You!

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Thank you to everyone who came on Thursday and helped to cut all those bottles up.  We had a great response and managed to get them all done!  We don’t need any more bottles for now.

Next greenhouse date for your diary is THURSDAY 11TH JUNE, which is the construction of the greenhouse day.

On THURSDAY 7TH MAY there is a Cob Oven demo day 8.30-10.30 or 12.30-2.30, showing how to make our next big build.  Please come along and have a look at how they are made  and bring some wellies as there will be some participating needed .  All those that help build will get first taste of the spoils of the oven (pizza, breads, naans) YUMMY

Volunteers needed!

Hello Parents and Carers

We need volunteers on Thursday 30th April to help prepare all the bottles for starting the greenhouse build.  If you can spare any time at all during the day, please just pop along.

Thank you


Parents Meeting for Greenhouse Project

We are holding a meeting on THURSDAY 23RD APRIL @ 8.30am & 12.15pm to discuss the next stage of the greenhouse build.

Please come along and find out what happens next!

Do you have any bricklaying or joinery skills or know anyone who does?  We will need people with these skills to help with the start of the build.

Please can you let us know if you think you might be able to help.

Happy Easter

Term ends today, see you all again on Tuesday 14th April, if your child is moving from Nursery 2 into Nursery 1 or 3 we will see you on Monday 13th April at your home for Home Visiting.

Have a lovely holiday.

Bottle Greenhouse Update

Wow!!  We have reached 1000 bottles! Just 500 more needed now.

Please keep collecting over the Easter holidays and hopefully we can build it in the Summer term.




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Term Dates

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Lunch Menu

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General Parental Information

Staff List

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Our Ofsted Inspection

Governors List

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SEND Local Offer

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View our curriculum by looking through our topics and plans.


Get an overview of our school.

Policy Documents

Our Policy documents show how we run our nursery school.


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