Welcome to The Lobster Pot Nursery, Whitby

The Lobster Pot nursery is a registered charity, managed by a committee of volunteer Trustees , and is registered with Ofsted.

Our staff provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment for children between the ages of 0-5, All our staff are qualified to work with young children, hold paediatric first aid certificates and have completed safeguarding training.

Your child will receive a generous amount of care and attention, because of our ratio of qualified staff to children; and will have the chance to join with other children and adults to play, work and learn together.

We have dedicated indoor and outdoor Baby areas for young children up to the age of 2, whilst the older children have a large indoor and several outdoor areas.

We are open for 51 weeks each year, closing only between Christmas and New Year.

  • Opening times are Monday to Friday 7.45 am to 6.00pm each week.
  • Session times are normally 7.45 am–1.00pm or 1.00 – 6.00pm

However flexible times can be arranged for funded children.

Snacks and meals

Snacks and milk are available between certain times during the morning session free of charge. These are provided in a way that the children can access them in a cafeteria style when they feel hungry.

We aim to make lunch and afternoon tea a social time at which children and adults eat together. We plan the menus for snacks and meals so that they provide the children with healthy and nutritious food. Do tell us about your child's dietary needs and we will make sure that these are met.

Babies under a year old usually provide their own food but there is always plenty of cows’ milk and water available at the nursery.