We are

The Old School House


@ Sancton

An Outstanding Rated Nursery in the East Riding of Yorkshire 
Where Childhood Memories are Created....


Welcome to Our Nursery

The Old School House Nursery opened in August 2000 in the old village school in Sancton after its owner and Director Sally had searched endlessly for a place to set down roots for her Business when she returned from working in London.

We are the first private day nursery to start providing childcare in the Market Weighton area back in August 2000 and so our journey began......

We are a family-run business that reacts quickly to local childcare needs, but more importantly, can respond personally to the families that we serve whatever their requirements are.

Sally, our owner and manager, has over 35 years childcare experience and leads and supports her team so they can be the very best they can be and deliver an Outstanding service to our families.

We genuinely want our nursery to be the very best start in life for the children we care for  and we want nursery experiences to be memorable and fun.

We work hard to make it just that.

Over many years here at The Old School House, managers and practitioners have been working together to embed an inspiring approach to supporting young children’s learning and development.  

We are continue to lead the way in both education and employment and are so proud of all we have achieved over the years.

We have cared and educated hundred's of children, many of which still pop back to visit years later and have made many special friendships with the families who join us.

We are part of a delightful community and have developed an excellent local reputation, gaining two consecutive Outstanding ratings with Ofsted in 2010 and 2016.

We are inspired by a number of educational approaches that enable us to enrich our daily experiences with the children in our nursery.

With up to 80% of the day spent outdoors and through a diverse range of activities, children that attend our nursery have the opportunity to become well-rounded individuals.

The Outdoor Learning ethos within a nursery setting is proven to: 


* build self-esteem 

* encourage independence 

* grow knowledge of the “world around us” 

* promote and instil the benefits of team work 

* ensure children have fun whilst meeting the essential requirements of the EYFS Framework 


Along with the combination of our unique setting and a high adult to child ratio, children are both inspired and engaged to develop their own characters and self-confidence. We see every day at the The Old School House Nursery as an opportunity to grow, challenge and build expectations within our children.

How do we do this?

Through a broad variety of child-led activities including arts, crafts, tool work, planting, tending and harvesting fruit and vegetables. Our staff are qualified and experienced and will always ensure the children have their undivided care, support and encouragement.

Here at The Old School House Nursery we recognise that a professional and committed team of parents and staff are the essential for happy children; therefore we value the skills and ideas that each person brings to us. Together we can nurture happy and confident children who enjoy living in a culture that values the importance of a happy childhood and gives children the opportunity to maximise their full potential.

So take a browse around our website and then call us to arrange a tour  - We are waiting to show your around!

Sally X


We are recruiting!
Head to our "work for us" page and you could be joining our team!


Take a Tour of our Nest




Food Hygiene Rating

Celebrating 20 years of Childcare - September 2020



01430 828154

  • Google Places
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram

01430 828154

2 King St, Sancton, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO43 4QP, UK

  • Google Places
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram

©2018 by The Old School House Day Nursery.