- Aims and Ethos
- Daily Schedule
- Our Location
- Contact Details
- Safeguarding & Child Protection
- Complaints Procedure
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.
School Admissions and Government Guidelines
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 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
McMillan Nursery School
North Hull Estate
Admin Contact Name: Andrew Shimmin
Telephone Number: 01482 331370
Fax Number: 01482 800477
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
General School News
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McMillan Nursery School will be closed on Friday 2nd March for a staff training day.
We are celebrating World Book Day at the Nursery on Wednesday 28th February.
The children in Nursery 1 and Nursery 2 are invited to dress up as their favorite story characters.
And the children in Nursery 3 are invited to dress up in their P-J’s.
All parents are welcome to stay for the last half an hour of the sessions and we will be selling books.
We still have some free vouchers in the office if anybody would like to watch The Great Adventures In Storyland at Hull Truck Theatre on Saturday 17th February 10am-12pm. For more information please click on the below link and watch the video.
Click on the attached link for healthy snack ideas for your children.
Some of the children in Nursery 1 have been using the tools and woodwork bench outside. The adults have supported them to be safe with the tools and use them to join different materials. The children are very creative and lots of lovely learning is happening. Look out for a new display soon which will show off some of the children’s work.
Please help us to keep stocked up with materials by saving your plastic lids from milk, food containers or pop bottles, metal lids from jars and any off cuts of wood which we could use to create more masterpieces!
Have a look at the images and short video below.
The 100 letters of the alphabet.
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