About the Hub

Local Authorities covered:

East Riding of Yorkshire, City of Kingston upon Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, York


Childhaven Nursery School is an Outstanding Nursery School on the Yorkshire Coast and together with partner settings across Scarborough and York we will be working with practitioners in the region in a number of ways.

Our core focus will be around supporting Early Years settings to improve outcomes for children in their local area across EYFS. Specifically focusing on areas of development that research informs us have been most impacted by COVID-19: personal social and emotional development (PSED), communication and language (CL), and early literacy and maths.

Early Years Stronger Practice Hubs will support settings to adopt evidence-based practice improvements by:

  • Establishing local networks of settings to share knowledge and effective practice.
  • Proactively sharing information and advice on evidence-based approaches – for example through newsletters, blogs and social media.
  • Acting as a point of contact for bespoke advice, and signposting to other funded support.
  • Working with the EEF to select evidence-based programmes to fund and make available to settings.

You can contact our hub by email on [email protected]

Lead setting:

Childhaven Nursery School


  • St Paul’s Nursery School, York
  • Green Hedges Day Nursery, Scarborough
  • Muddy Boots Day Nursery, Acomb
  • Claire's Little Farmers (Claire Summerson), Mickleby

Relevant links to settings:


St Paul's Nursery School - Home (stpaulsnurseryschool.co.uk)

Contact (greenhedgesdaynursery.co.uk)

Muddy Boots Nursery | A Home from Home Nursery in York