Lara Nursery

Our dream is to develop a generation of independent thinkers, big dreamers, and lifelong learners. Where children are enthusiastic to be offered highly nutritious food and contribute to its growth and preparation. Lara Nursery not only offers the highest standards of childcare but is a place where children have freedom in nature to grow and develop in their own way, at their own pace.

Our Approach
Independence. Exploration. Wonder.

Outdoor learning

Activities from water play and planting

Climbing, balancing, riding & more


Lara Nursery Thirsk

Our brand-new nursery in North Yorkshire is a purpose-built setting in the beautiful market town of Thirsk. Catering for ages 0-5 we are open Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm, with wrap-around care from 7.30 am to 6.30 pm. We have a large secure garden with lots to explore and discover.

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Our nursery menus are created by our talented chefs, prepared in house daily, using locally produced fresh ingredients and taste tested by our children.

Nursery menus that excite children and delight parents

Nutritionally balanced meals

Packed full of flavour from around the world.

Nourishment through food

Whether it’s a new recipe, festive food event or Vegetarian Day, we’re on a mission to celebrate food and build children’s confidence when it comes to mealtimes.


Allowing children the chance to experiment and explore food from the very start. From sowing the seed in our vegetable patch, to picking then preparing, and finally rewarded by devouring it with friends.


We know that children can be fussy eaters, have food intolerances and food allergies. Our Chefs have a breadth of knowledge and training when it comes to keeping children safe around food. Children will have meals tailored to their needs.


Parents are forever blown away with how well their children eat at our nursery. We want to help this transfer to every mealtime so let us help you by providing recipes for a few of our favourites.

Join the Team

Do you have a passion to deliver the highest standard of childcare? We are looking for inspirational Early Years Practitioners to help us create a warm, fun and ‘love for learning’ setting. With the child at the centre of everything we do and where both children and adults can dream big. Our playground could be your workplace!

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