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Welcome to Little Green Rascals

York's First Organic Day Nursery

Welcome to Little Green Rascals Children’s Organic Day Nurseries.  We have two Nurseries in York, one at 312 Tadcaster Road and one on Elvington Lane.

We have been open in York since 2009 and cater for over 400 families in and around York.  We've had the best time ever getting the Nurseries up and running.  Lots of learnings, adventures and sheer inspiration.  At the heart of everything we do at Little Green Rascals is the care and nurturing of our Rascals.

Virtual Tours

Check out our new virtual tours of the Nurseries, they look fantastic.  You can take a look around both Elvington and Tadcaster Road.

NDNA Nursery of the North 2016

We were delighted to be awarded the title of Nursery of the Year for North England at the National Day Nurseries Association’s 2016 awards.  NDNA Chief Executive, Purnima Tanuku OBE, said: “Congratulations to Little Green Rascals on this fantastic achievement! Our awards pay tribute to the talent, dedication and innovation in nurseries across the UK, and I have been hugely impressed by the praise from parents for nurseries and their staff.”

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The Team

Every member of our wonderful team strive each and every day to go that bit further in giving the children in our care – a most fantastic day!  Be it in the Forest, doing art, playing, cooking or looking after our animals.  We want to negate that guilt felt by parents when leaving their precious ones in childcare.  We are here to answer any questions, to guide and support and to listen when you have suggestions or worries.  

My family and I are woven into the sheer substance of Little Green Rascals – it is most definitely a family affair.  We all feel very blessed to have met and worked with so many amazing families and staff.  I believe passionately that running a good business is impossible without ensuring that high ethical standards are practised at every level of the company’s day-to-day running.

I think that businesses should act responsibly with a moral code of conduct – driven by strong values and a sense of contribution towards society, not just focused on money, growth and greed. Little Green Rascals believes that it is possible to run a successful business that has a positive impact on society. Its philosophy has its roots in the following values:

  • treating staff and producers fairly
  • respecting the environment
  • championing a sustainable way of life
  • doing business with small, independent producers
  • forging strong links with the local community
  • we do not practice tough love – snuggles are essential

Please explore our site, enjoy the information – if there is anything at all you need to know please do get in touch.  We are here to support you and your family and make sure that looking for and starting a nursery is a pleasure.

Vanessa and family x


litgreenrascals Such a lovely Mummy & Me #postnatalyoga class yesterday @litgreenrascals brilliant new space #rascalsinthecity https://t.co/zFt66BUQDC

06 Aug 2016

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littlegreenrascalsnursery Our practitioners at Elvington have been discussing the importance of music, singing, rhymes and movement in our monthly staff meetings in order to promote positive speech and language across our setting. As part of our professional development, we have been singing together each month in 'rounds' to support and facilitate language development for our Little Rascals! Hope you enjoy our video

25 Aug 2016

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littlegreenrascalsnursery Today at Little Green Rascals Elvington, we made our very own bug hotel! We talked about the insects and mini beasts that would potentially live in our bug hotel and thought about their natural habitats within the forest! Possible links to the EYFS- Understanding The World (UTW): -can talk about some of the things they have observed 30-50 months. -shows care and concern for living things and their environment 30-50 months.

24 Aug 2016

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