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.
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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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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To work together to create a happy community where all children, parents and staff do their best and achieve great things.
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
- 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
McMillan Nursery School
North Hull Estate
Admin Contact Name: Andrew Shimmin
Telephone Number: 01482 331370
Fax Number: 01482 800477
Email Address: email@example.com
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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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To all parents & carers of children who are leaving us in July.
We value your feedback and comments of your child’s time at McMillan, please pop into the library on the following dates and fill out a short feedback form, in return for this we will give you an A4 laminated Graduation Photograph of your child for free. More copies can be ordered at £1 each.
Nursery 1 – Tuesday 30th June @ 12.15pm or 3.10pm
Friday 3rd July @ 8.30am or 11.25am
Nursery 3 – Wednesday 1st July @ 8.30am, 11.25am, 12.15pm or 3.10pm
Many Thanks for your help
Please look out for a letter next week regarding our Forest Picnic.
We need to have a signed form back from yourselves letting us know if you are intending to come or not.
If you do not receive one please ask your child’s teacher or at reception.
This summer the Nursery School is having its heating system replaced. This means they need to take out and replace all the pipework and radiators in every room of our building. This will be very disruptive and messy.
Most of this work is planned for the summer holidays, however we will be closing one day early, so that staff have a day to pack away all the toys and resources before the work is due to start on 20.7.15
This means that our last day of term will now be Thursday 16th July.
We are sorry if this causes any inconvenience and have tried to give as much notice as possible so that parents can arrange alternative care for children on that day.
Thank you to those parents who stayed and helped to put together the forest tree of photos. A summary of this terms trips to the forest.
With a big thanks to Groundworks and our volunteers we now have our greenhouse. It is amazing and the children can’t wait to start growing plants in it.
Please have a look at the photos taken yesterday at various stages of the build.
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Nursery 3 are having a couple of Stay & Play Sessions next week.
Monday 15th June 12.15pm – 3.15pm &
Friday 19th June 8.30am – 11.30am
Please come along and join in the fun with your child.
We purchased some caterpillars, looked after and fed them until they turned into butterflies. On a sunny day the children thought it was a good idea for the butterflies to stretch their wings to fly away and find a new home. We carefully took the butterflies outside and unzipped the carry case and were ever so gentle with them. The butterflies sat on our hands and we could see their beautiful wings.
The children were so inspired about the butterflies and continued to talk about them the next day in the garden and decided to go on a butterfly hunt.
Thursday 11th June is the day we can start constructing the greenhouse. Please can anyone who has spare some time on that day pop along and help out. It will be happening all day so you don’t need to specify a time. Just turn up.
If anyone has joinery skills we would be extremely pleased to see you, to help with the frame.
Please see below details of a Family Fun Day being run by The Parks Children’s Centre in the Half Term break.
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