The nursery is opened from 7.30 am - 6.00 pm weekdays (except bank holidays). We cater for children aged 0 - 4 years in our purpose built nursery setting.

Setting Layout

We share the site with Newlands School Yorkshire.  The chidlren of the setting have access to all outdoor areas, the music, art, library, IT and Science room within the setting.  


Nursery Area

  • Main school office and Reception area
  • Three nursery classes
  • Children’s kitchen
  • Art room
  • The school’s main offices
  • Cloakrooms and toilets

Adjacent to the nursery is one of our three playgrounds and the pre/after school side entrance.  To gain access to this part of the setting, cross by the zebra crossing closest to the car park and use the main entrance between 8.30 am and 6.00pm. 

At all other times, entry can be gained through the gates to the playground, to the right of the main entrance (Monty Minders).

School Area (Newlands School Yorkshire)

This can be accessed via the second zebra crossing close to the Green Monty.  You will find on the ground floor:

  • Reception area
  • Mini Montys (our 0 2.5 years children)
  • School
  • Setting Kitchen
  • Toilets and cloakroom

On the first floor you will find:

  • Six classrooms
  • I.T. suite
  • Science room 
  • Library
  • Children’s toilets

The second floor comprises:

  • Training suite
  • Music room
  • Admin office
  • Adults’ toilets

Linking both buildings we have the assembly/dining hall/dance studio.  This in turn leads to our second playground.  

Outdoor areas

  • Mini Montys          

A play area for our youngest children that is private and secure.

Nursery Playground     

A secure outdoor area equipped with climbing equipment sand tray and open area facility for bicycles.  In the Nursery courtyard we have an enclosed area where our school rabbit lives.

Sport Area      

Situated at the Infant side of the school it comprises of a large grassed and wet weather area. Weather permitting this is used for both outdoor play and sporting activities.

Green Monty

This is a beautiful area for the use of all children and the families of the school.  

The Green Monty environmental area gives the children access to:

  • An environmental pond
  • Apple trees
  • Willow tunnel
  • Sensory gardens
  • Teaching amphitheatre
  • Allotments
  • Play area
  • Chicken Coop

The children also use this area for science experiments/weather station, etc.  Children are escorted by staff and are supervised here whether in lessons or at play. 

Pocklington Montessori