5-7 Trinity Rd, Scarborough YO11 2TD
01723 370977


JITTERBUGS CHILDCARE is a 72-place setting catering for children aged 0 – 11 years. The setting consists of four main areas these are:

  • Eggs Unit for children aged 0-2 years
  • Caterpillars Unit for children aged 2 years
  • Cocoons Unit for children aged 3 years
  • Butterflies Unit for children aged 4 years
  • Holiday care for children aged 4 - 11 years

The setting is open Monday – Friday, 7.45.am – 6pm. 51 weeks a year excluding bank holidays and the Christmas period.


We aim to achieve the highest standards possible throughout the setting by:

  • Maintaining a stable, caring, warm, safe, well-organized, educational and richly stimulating environment.

  • Operating a high ratio of caring, experienced and qualified staff that understand and respond to each child on an individual level of development and educational needs as we provide a key worker system, which gives continuity of care.

  • Working with parents / carers to build a close, trusting relationship.

  • Developing a broad, balanced and relevant early year's curriculum appropriate to all aspects of a child's educational development and catering for individual needs.

  • Closely monitoring a child's social, physical and intellectual development and offering regular communication and discussion of this with parents / carers.

  • Offering children a nutritiously balanced breakfast, and 2-course freshly prepared dinner and tea, with morning and afternoon snacks. A variety of drinks are available with snack and meal times, and children have access to drinking water at all times throughout the day. Special dietary needs are catered for.

JITTERBUGS CHILDCARE first opened in May 1999. The setting is located in 2 large Victorian houses, which are adjoined and have been completely refurbished and equipped to provide spacious, outstanding top quality childcare accommodation, complying strictly with the national standards and OFSTED regulations. (OFSTED number 400096) Our last OFSTED inspection was in September 2013 in which the outcome was outstanding quality childcare and education combined for the third time in a row. A copy is available upon request or can be accessed by visiting the website: www.ofsted.co.uk.

Jitterbugs childcare is owned and managed by Linda Wood with over 20 years experience in childcare and education. Linda is a fully qualified NNEB practitioner as well as having level 4 Foundation Degree. She is the Lead practitioner in safe guarding children.

Our staff are fully qualified and are ranged from level 2 to teacher status including Advanced Babies Practitioners, Safe-guarding Children co-ordinators, Paediatric first Aid, Food Hygiene including nutrition and health and hygiene practitioners. We have a SENCO (special educational needs co-ordinator) who will work along side a child who may have additional needs within a certain area of development. We are committed to professional development and Staff are continuously updating and extending their knowledge and education within childcare.

Our on site Cook, Sarah Avon prepares and cooks all food consumed at Jitterbugs which is nutritionally balanced and we cater for all individual dietary needs. All produce is freshly delivered from local surrounding businesses. Baby food is made on site again all from fresh produce and is purred according to individual need.