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Happy and healthy, living and learning.
Our Vision
Our values
Our Aims
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
  • 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.
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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.
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.”

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Amazing cake

Many thanks to one of our wonderful parents for this amazing cake.
The staff will enjoy a piece with a cup of tea to start off our Christmas holiday 
McMillan Nursery Staff

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

We would like to wish all our lovely children & families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The Nursery School closes today at 3.10pm and will re-open on Tuesday 7th January 2020.

Please note we will be doing home visits on January 6th for all our new starters and those moving from our 2 year old classroom to our 3-4 year classroom.

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Unexpected visitor

Yesterday, we had a lovely unexpected visitor, Flo the clown! She is doing some research and feels that laughter is the best medicine! Here are some photos of Flo visiting. She sang a song with us using her instrument the banjo-lele.
Find out more about Flo; Zoe Hughes

Visit with Santa

The Children loved singing Christmas songs to Santa today. They each took it in turns in small groups to visit him in his grotto and receive a gift each.


Christmas Parties & Santa Visit

The Children are having so much fun today at Nursery with their Christmas parties and a visit from Santa… Pictures to follow this afternoon.


Name The Teddy Bear Winner!

Well done to Ella who won our name the teddy bear competition.

Ella got to take Ralph home and provide him with a loving home.

Save The Children

Thank you for everyone who donated to Save The Children on Friday 13th December and wore a Christmas Jumper.

We Raised £70.02

Well Done!

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Christmas Decorations made by the children for Sale.

Diane, our volunteer nursery teacher, has worked with the nursery children to create beautiful Christmas decorations using clay and other materials. These will be on sale next week to raise money for the Nursery School Fund. £1 each- buy one for your Christmas tree!

Oppps Trainer Mix up!

Can all parents please check their child’s trainers. We have another boys black Nike trainers taken home with the child’s name in. The pair we have left is a black Nike pair size 9.5. Thank you.

Today we had a surprise at nursery

Today we had a surprise at nursery. An early present from Santa….
We opened it to find an Elf! he was ready to get up to mischief.
Today he tried to make play dough and made such a mess. The children were very cross and Jackson made a sign to try and keep him under control!
#aweandwonderofchristmas #elfontheshelf
Keep an eye out for more antics and don’t forget to email your pictures from home!

Elfie Elf.

Elfie Elf has been up to mischief again! He poured too much water into our wet sand. It is so sloppy!



Mix up of girls black boots.

Please could parents please check their child shoes. We have one pair of black girls boots returned one size 7 and one size 9. Thank you,

Christmas Wrapping Volunteers

We are looking for any parents who would like to volunteer on Tuesday 3rd December & possibly Tuesday 10th December in a morning to wrap presents that will be given to each child when we have our visit from SANTA……! Any help would be greatly appreciated. We will provide tea/coffee and mince pies. Please pop into the nursery office if you can spare anytime. Thank You.

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The children are starting to show a real sense of mastery using tools in the woodwork shed. This week they have been using the saws and we have had some great successes. One little boy made his own gun. He even chopped a piece of wood to make a working trigger. He demonstrated sheer determination and high involvement working all session to complete his model. #designersofthefuture.

Children In Need 2019

Thank you to all the parents & staff who made a donation for Children In Need on Friday. Together we raised £105.86.

Well done.

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Children In Need

Today the children from Chestnut and Beech made sandwiches and enjoyed a teddy bears picnic for Children In Need. Many thanks to all of our families for all their kind donations xx

Friday 15th November – Children in Need.

Please see the below poster for this years fundraising for Children in Need at McMillan Nursery School on Friday 15th November.

We will provide the picnic food and teddy bears.

Parkstone Primary School

Please see the below poster for Parkstone Primary School open door event on 12th November 2019 @ 4pm-5pm.

Primary School Application.

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you must apply for a primary school place between Monday 1 October 2019 and Tuesday 15 January 2020. If you live in Hull you must apply to us with your preferences of primary schools for your child, even if the school you want is not in Hull.

Please see the below link to apply online.

Parents of the nursery school please could you let the nursery office know your chosen school once you have applied.


Supplementary funding for maintained nursery schools.

We are delighted to confirm that government has today announced the supplementary funding for maintained nursery schools will continue for the whole of 2020-21 financial year, alongside announcements of inflationary increases for all 2-year-old funded places and most 3- and 4-year-olds.

Please see the link below for the full press release.

We would like to thank each and everyone who supported the previous petition.


Functional Skills

It is not too late to add onto the below Functional Skills course at McMillan Nursery School. If you wish to book your place please see the nursery office or call us on 01482 331370. This course is free and open for everyone.

Free child (under 16) Tickets

On Sunday 10th November Hull City Ladies Football Club are playing at home to Middlesborough WFC.

If any parents would like to take your child to see this match please contact the nursery office for FREE child tickets.

Let’s try and break our attendance record and cheer on the Tigresses to victory.

For more information on adult priced tickets please see the club directly.


Half Term.

Just a reminder to all parents the nursery school is open today as normal but close for half term at 3.10pm.

The nursery re-opens on Monday 4th November at 8.30am. We hope you all have a fantastic half term with lots of fun.

For tips how to stay safe on Halloween and on Bonfire night please see the below link.


Black Nike Trainers

Could parents please check if their child has black Nike trainers if your child has the correct sizes on. We have a child who has too odd sizes. Thank you.


Get Creative this half term with Hull Museums & Ferens Art Gallery.

Please see the below activities happening over half term.

Scare Safely this Halloween

Halloween can be an exciting time of year for children, dressing up and going out after dark. Being mindful of potential hazards can help prevent accidents and make Halloween safer for everyone without dampening the fun.

Please click on the link below for tips on staying safe this Halloween.

‘Monster world’

Today the children worked together to create this ‘monster world.’ They drew monsters, ghosts and witches and we talked about what monsters do.
The children decided they scare people and eat boys and girls. This discussion led to the children designing a set of rules similar to our lanyards. They had used previously learnt strategies and applied them to their own knowledge and understanding.
We had rules like “don’t eat me” “good listening” and ” don’t come in our house” plus a few others.  #sparkingourimagination.

Socks & spare clothes

A gentle reminder for parents/carers to put lots of spare socks and clothes in your child’s bag. As the weather is becoming cold and wet the children often need changing on return from outdoor play. We are unfortunately running very low on spare clothes at nursery, please can parents return any clothes/underwear/socks that the nursery have provided.

If you have any spare clothes that your child has grown out of all donations are welcome.

Thank you

Its not too late……

Its not too late to add onto the FREE managing behaviour course. There is still 3 weeks left. Please contact the nursery office.

Functional Skills FREE COURSE.

Please see the below FREE course here at McMillan Nursery School. Starting Tuesday 12th November for 3 weeks.

Please contact the nursery office to book your place.

New Wellington Boots.

We would like to say a huge thank you for all parents that donate funds into our school pigs each week on entrance to your child’s classroom. With these donations and continued fund raising from our staff we have been able to purchase the classrooms all new extra wellington boots for outdoor play.

They arrived today… Thank you.

Amendment in term dates.

Please see below the amended term dates. The Nursery school now closes for Summer on Friday 17th July 2020.


Tinkering with tools.

This week the children have been introduced to a range of tools. We have used the tools to fix and create. The children have been highly involved and are beginning to master using screw drivers, drills and a saw safely.

Exploring for blackberries

Some children and practitioners went exploring yesterday to find blackberries. We only found one in our garden. However, in the Children centre car park there were lots to choose from. We talked about how the purple blackberries were ripe and would taste sweeter. When we got back into the nursery the children helped to count the blackberries, WE HAD 40! Today we will taste test them!

Little Pig Donations

Our nursery classes are trying to raise extra funds to do some baking with the children this term. If parents wish to make a voluntary donation we have the school fund pigs on entrance to the classroom. Thank you.

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Managing Children’s Behaviour

We still have places available on the below Managing Children’s Behaviour course starting tomorrow. Please see or call the nursery office if you would like to book onto this course.

Lost ride along motorbike

We have had a little child’s red & yellow ride along motorbike go missing from the nursery grounds. If any parents/carers have accidentally taken this in mistake please could this be returned as soon as possible.

Can we politely remind all parents we do have a bike shed on the front entrance to the nursery that can be used to store locked bikes. We do not recommend leaving anything over night anywhere on the nursery grounds.  Thank you.

Save our nursery schools petition.

As you maybe aware all nursery schools in England are at risk of closure from 2020 due to maintained nursery funding running out. Currently it has not been guaranteed from the Prime Minister after Summer 2020. Please could all parents sign and share the below petition to family and friends to sign. We need as many signatures as possible. Many Thanks McMillan Nursery School.



 We have received information from the police that a child under 10 years has been accessing an app called “Randochat” this is an 18+ app and you need facebook or a gmail account to access this.  It is a chat room and completely anonymous.  Unfortunately images have been shared via this app.

This appears to be an app which is known by some primary school children and parents need to be aware to check there child’s devices and ensure there are adequate safeguards to prevent them being able to download 18+ apps.


Cooking on a Budget Course

Please see the below leaflet for a course starting at The Parks Children’s Centre on Tuesday 17th September 2019.

Tots Football.

Please see the below pictures from the tots football session last night. The children had a fantastic first session. Places are still available on Mondays from 3.30pm – 4.15 pm for ages 2-5. Please see the nursery office to book your child’s place.

Free Family English Course

Please see below leaflet for a free family English course at McMillan Nursery School.

Please call the nursery office to book your place.


Tots Football Sessions

McMillan Nursery School are holding Tots Football Sessions for ages 2-5 for 6 weeks. Commencing Monday 9th September – Monday 14th October 3.30pm – 4.15pm.
If you are interested please see the nursery office your book your child’s place as we can only offer 18 child per session.

Start of Autumn Term.

We hope parents and children have had a fantastic summer. Just to remind parents nursery opens on Wednesday 4th September.  Nursery staff we be doing home visits on Tuesday 3rd September for any new starters and those children who are moving up.

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.

News, Notices & Dates

Term Dates 2018-19

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Term Dates 17-18

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Christmas Events

  • Wednesday 7th December– Magician
  • Wednesday 14th December– Santa’s Grotto & Christmas parties 


Children in Need

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We are holding our Children in Need day next Wednesday 16th November. Pudsey has recommended children to wear spots, so that is what our theme will be. If you would like to join in with wearing spots we will have a donation bucket on the day .

Term Dates 2016-17

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World Book Day

You should all have had your letters from the classrooms inviting you to help celebrate World Book Day with us on Wednesday 2nd March.  In conjunction with this we will be selling books at a reduced rate of £2.00 per book from Wednesday onwards at the end of each session.  Please pop down to the Community Room and have a look and perhaps buy a book or two.  Every child will also get a voucher for £1 to be spent on a book, but this has to be spent in a participating book store.

Term Dates for 2014-15

Here are our term dates for the academic year 2014-15.


Christmas Holidays

Monday 22nd December to Monday 5th January

Last day of nursery is Friday 19th December and return to nursery on Tuesday 6th January

Half Term

Monday 16th February to Friday 20th February

Easter Holidays

Monday 30th March to Monday 13th April

Last day of nursery is Friday 27th March and return Tuesday 14th April

Half Term

Monday 25th May  to Friday 29th May 2015

Summer Holidays

Last day of term is Friday 17th July 2015

Established children return 9th September 2015

Term Dates

All of our annual term dates will be posted in this area of the website.

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General Parental Information

Staff List

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

Governors List

Here’s an overview of the governing body.


View our curriculum by looking through our topics and plans.

Policy Documents

Our Policy documents show how we run our nursery school.


Our Ofsted Inspection

SEND Local Offer

Find out about our Local Offer.


Get an overview of our school.


Find out about the best clothes to wear to nursery.
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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

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