Who we are
Farmhouse nursery with 420 square meters of outdoor space for adventures
An eco-friendly ethos next to the beautiful Winn Wood.
Set in a beautiful farmhouse, nestled in trees and open farmland, our nursery is the original Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery and enjoys 420 square metres of indoor and outdoor space.
Inside, we provide a secure and inspiring environment with home corners, small world areas, role play settings, malleable play and construction zones as well as comfy corners for quiet time or a snuggle and we follow the areas of learning and development set out in the Early Years Foundation stage.
Outside, we allow daily access to our beautifully landscaped gardens where our Rascals can ride bicycles and scooters, play in the mud kitchens, run through our willow tunnels, play giant musical instruments, climb our large wooden play apparatus or jump in the deepest of puddles!
We have four rooms where careful thought and planning is applied to ensure that every child can realise their full learning potential. Each room is designed and filled with inspiring resources to suit the appropriate age range.
Wiggly Worms: Here our youngest babies spend their days learning and exploring with sensory activities. Developing good relationships is important at this age, and our staff are there to help you and your baby settle with us.
Dancing Dragonflies: Supported by staff, the children are encouraged to develop independence and curiosity. The children love to climb the indoor climbing frame, play in home corners, or play with puzzles to stretch their mathematical abilities.
- Registered for 99 children aged 0 – 5 years
- Based on farmland with outdoor exploration
- Access to the beautiful Winn Wood
- Nutritious and organic menus prepared in-house
Directions, parking & opening times
Directions & Parking
We’re based at Dunnington Lodge, on Elvington Lane, between York and Elvington and open from Monday to Friday 8am–6pm. For a small additional fee, we also cater for early drop off from 7.30am and late pick up until 6.30pm.
We are open all year, except one week over Christmas, all public bank holidays and staff training days.
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Opening timesFull day8am to 6pmEarly start7.30am to 8amLate finish6pm to 6.30pm
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Leaving feedbackWe know that choosing the right childcare provider for your little ones is an important decision, and that's why we encourage families to read our reviews. Read about real family's experiences to get a feel for what makes our nursery special and how we can support your child's growth and development.
"A brilliant nursery""A brilliant nursery, we have two children there. Very caring staff, and a lovely setting, they have so much outdoor space and the benefits of visiting the maze site regularly. They make every effort to be eco friendly, and have always happily used our cloth nappies which is a big plus from us. They have an on-site chef providing a brilliant healthy menu."
"The staff are all wonderful""I can't speak highly enough about this nursery. Our daughter has not only loved every minute of her time here but has also developed leaps and bounds in her speech, social skills and motor skills. The staff are all wonderful and we have loved all her 'Key Persons' in each of the rooms. The food is fantastic. All in all, we feel a huge sense of peace of mind dropping her off there as we know she is going to have a wonderful, fun and enriching day."
"I would very highly recommend this nursery""LGR in Elvington is a fantastic nursery in a quiet rural setting with lovely grounds. The facilities are great and the indoor and outdoor environment is particularly stimulating and offers lots of adventure and exploration for the children to explore. It is apparent that lots of very hard work has gone into the nursery by the brilliant, caring, kind and very helpful staff team, and their outstanding manager. I would very highly recommend this nursery if you are keen for your child to flourish and to have a great start to their young lives."
"I have over 20 years’ experience in early years now and I still feel that it is extremely important to read and research as best practice evolves - this is something I am very passionate about. I feel very privileged to be a part of Little Green Rascals and the vision that they have, which is truly outstanding. "