Home from home



Welcome to Mill House Childcare, cawood
Rated: Outstanding 2022

director: emily FreemaN


Hello, my name is Emily and I run Mill House Childcare. I live in Cawood, a village that’s easy to reach for those based in York, Selby or Leeds, with my husband Chris and our two boys George and Freddie.

At Mill House we aim to offer a warm, friendly, ‘home from home’, nurturing environment with lots of opportunities for fun, educational and stimulating activities. We love our outings and experiences!

We are a Registered setting which means that we have had the business and setting inspected in order to make sure that we are suitable. We follow the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in an informal, play-based way to help children learn and develop.

We assess the children’s progress regularly and work with you to help them to move forward. We use a programme called Tapestry to record each child’s progress which gives parents a great insight into their child’s life here at Mill House. Tapestry captures the magic of a child's early years’ experience and records their learning in a way that’s both easy and fun for parents to access by app or computer.

More information is available on our FAQ and if you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Our children love going to Mill House and cry when it’s not their day to go!
— Mr V (Parent)

Call us

01757 269400

07732 048936

find us

Mill House Childcare
11 Market Place,
Cawood, Selby


Mon-Thurs 7.30am–6pm Fri 7.30am-5.30pm
Open every weekday for 51 weeks of the year.


We charge £4.50 per hour.
Breakfast £1.00
Lunch £1.75
Tea £2.25

Our Day



Arrival is from 7.30am (some children come to us for a tasty breakfast). Mornings are fun-filled with activities, including our topics of the week plus singing, dancing and activities outside. We have snacks mid-morning and lunch is around midday.



After lunch we have a rest time. For some that means a nap (in a cot or bed) for others it’s about quiet activities like looking at books, puzzles or resting on the sofa. Afternoons follow a ‘themed activity’. This includes looking at seasons or celebrations such as birthdays, pancake days or multicultural events.

I now leave for work without the worry that they’d rather be somewhere else - something we didn’t have in our previous nursery!
— Mrs S (Parent)

Sample weekly menu

Being able to see the meal plan for each week is a bonus
— Mrs G (Parent)