- 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.
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We have found a charm which appears to be from a bracelet on our nursery corridoor floor from yesterday. If you have lost this charm please see the nursery office. Many Thanks.
Today we are Celebrating 80 years since the foundation stone was laid to commence the build of McMillan Nursery School. Please see the image below of the stone laid on 17th October 1938 which can still be seen in our nursery garden.
We would like to say a big thank you to all the staff and parents for their continued support and running of the Nursery School.
May we kindly remind parents that if your child needs collecting early before the end of a session we ask that you collect your child before 11.00 am on a morning session and before 2.45 pm on an afternoon session. We are unable to allow collection after these times as this is a distraction to the children’s group story times and access to your child’s belongings is restricted at this time.
Thank you for your understanding.
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