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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.

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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…

Nursery School Opening Times:

Morning Session      8.30am – 11.30am

Lunchtime                11.30am – 12.15pm

Afternoon Session  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.

A School Where Everyone is Valued

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General School News

Blog News

 View our most recent information by browsing through the postings directly below (click on the “read more” blue text to view the full blog posting) or click on any of the links in the “Recent Posts” menu to the left of this page.

Henry (parenting classes)

Henry courses

Local children’s centres are running some new courses in January 2016.  Please book yourself on.

Diwali 2015 in Nursery 1

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Nursery 1 have been learning about Diwali – The Festival of Light.  They have tasted traditional food, made clay diwa lamps and designing Rangoli patterns.

Children In Need

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For Children In Need this year we helping to raise money by wearing a Super Hero Cape.  Please participate if you wish, it is not compulsory.  Thank you

Nursery 3 Stay & Play

Parents & Carers of Nursery 3 children are welcome to stay & play with their child on…

Wednesday 11th November AM

Thursday 12th November PM

We look forward to seeing you there.

Course for Parents

Free 15 Week Course for parents

Keeping Up with the Children – English

Do you want to learn more about how to support children with their English?

Come along to our free course on Wednesday’s 9.00 am – 11.00 am starting on 4th November 2015


Half Term

Hello everyone,

Can we remind you all the Half Term starts on Monday 26th October until Friday 30th October.

Back to Nursery on Monday 2nd November.

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spare bag

Please can you remember to bring a bag of spare clothes to hang on your child’s peg – for those just in case days!

Also if you are able to send in any spare pants or socks for us to keep as emergency stocks we would be very grateful.



Nursery 1 Halloween


Nursery 1 will be having Halloween activities on Wednesday 4th November. Your child may come to Nursery in a costume if they wish.

Nursery 2 Halloween


Monday 2nd November – Nursery 2 will be having Halloween activities and you can send your child in fancy dress if you wish.

Nursery 3 Halloween Activities


As Halloween falls during half term, Nursery 3 are having a few Halloween activities on Monday 19th October.  Children are free to come in any outfit or ‘dress up’.


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Notices of Events

View a list of up and coming events.


Get an overview of ongoing school life.

Term Dates

Find out when we are open and closed.

Lunch Menu

Get an overview of our school dinner menu.

General Parental Information

Staff List

Find out who works at our school and the jobs roles they fulfil.


Our Ofsted Inspection

Governors List

Here’s an overview of the governing body.

SEND Local Offer

Find out about our Local Offer.


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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LA Website

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Parent View Website

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