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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 our full ‘Vision and Values’ document…

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

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 Safeguarding and child protection

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Our complaints procedure can be viewed in our policy documents list. Click here to visit our policy page.

Head Teacher Message

Hello and welcome to our website! We hope you will find this site quick and easy 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

General School News

Blog News

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Hull Play Rangers

WOW please see the below activity leaflet from Hull Play Rangers for the summer holidays. All these events are free and drinks and snacks are provided. Lots of FREE fun to be had this summer.


Lovely comments on the leavers reports by parents.

Please see below some lovely comments made by parents on the leavers reports.

~ My Child has really come out of his shell and enjoys nursery (even missing coming while was on holiday). He can now write his name and even says it his homework to learn. He loves to be creative and makes lots of things and he has lots of friends he’s always speaking about and gets on with the teachers very well. 

Thank you for the time you have clearly invested in our child this year. He loves nursery and has grown hugely whilst there.

~ My child has had an amazing time at McMillan Nursery. I have seen her confidence grow, especially with children her own age. Her interests have always been encouraged, especially her love of creating beautiful pictures and reading. She has made close friendships whilst at Nursery and also has a very positive relationship with her key worker Maddie, this has had a very positive impact on her well-being, which is reassuring. She is always happy to attend and often asks for Maddie during time off. I am confident that all of her needs have been met throughout her time at McMillan. All of the staff, including dinner time staff and admin staff have always gone above and beyond for all the children. We will miss them all. Thank you.

I am very pleased with how well our child is doing at nursery, I love how involved he is and how well he’s settled, I am confident with the help he has received from nursery teachers that is move onto ‘big’ school will be smooth and easy for him We thank you for everything. 


Thank You.

The Beech team would like to thank all our parents, carers and families for all their well wishes, gifts, and support. The children have been visiting their new schools this week and their new teachers have commented on how confident and purposeful they were in their new settings.
We hope you all have a fantastic summer!
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Important News

Following reports from The Green Way in recent days and in the Hull Daily Mail, there has been another sighting of a man attempting to expose himself on 5th Avenue this afternoon. This was witnessed by a staff member and possibly some children playing outside at McMillan. Staff shouted at the man, at which point he walked off. The man was later seen again at The Green Way.
A report was made to the Police who attended and a man was later arrested. Further investigations are now ongoing.

Polite Reminder.

May we politely remind all parents to close the nursery gates when arriving on the nursery grounds. Thank you.

Summer Holiday Dates.

Just a reminder to parents that we close for the Summer Holidays on Friday 19th July and re-open on Wednesday 4th September 2019.


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Tax-Free Childcare or 30 hours

Below is a link to a short video clip to help parents check their eligibility and apply online for Tax-Free Childcare or 30 hours.


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Notices of Events

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Get an overview of ongoing school life.

Term Dates

Find out when we are open and closed.

Early Years Pupil Premium

Find out about our spending.

Lunch Menu

Get an overview of our school dinner menu.

The McMillan ABC

The 100 letters of the alphabet.

By McMillan Nursery School, Hull.

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The McMillan ABC

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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