Child Care Harrogate

Day Nurseries

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Private Day Nurseries in Harrogate, Knaresborough and surrounding areas. 

These are OFSTED registered privately run nurseries which usually offer a variety of different sessions. Usually they are open from 8am to 6pm although some may do extended hours, and are open throughout the year other than public holidays.

Find a recent OFSTED report here

Applications are now open for September 2021 entry and we would be delighted to talk to any parents who are interested in places in our Acorns Nursery Class or Reception Class.

Ashville College provides a supportive environment for your child as they start their learning journey. Our small class sizes allow our dedicated staff to closely support your child as they develop learning, self-esteem and confidence at their own pace. Our varied curriculum and exciting enrichment activities help to ensure that every pupil has the chance to shine.

If you would like to find out more please contact our friendly Admissions team via , who can tell you more about Ashville and advise you about the application process.


Belmont Grosvenor is an independent day school for boys and girls from three months to 11 years.

Rated ‘excellent’ and ‘outstanding’ in its most recent Independent Schools Inspectorate inspection, BGS is set in 20-acres of beautiful grounds at Swarcliffe Hall, Birstwith, just a few miles from the centre of Harrogate.

BGS is a warm, friendly, family school which places the wellbeing and happiness of its children at its heart. Parents are encouraged to feel part of BGS, sharing and enjoying this precious chapter of their child’s life.

Pupils flourish in this special place where every experience, from joining Magic Tree Nursery at the age of three months, to leaving BGS in Year 6, promotes a child’s self-esteem and enables them to learn and grow with confidence.

Inspiring teachers encourage children to seize opportunities, take risks and discover what excites and interests them across our wide range of academic, sporting and creative activities.

Every day at Belmont Grosvenor and Magic Tree Nursery is an Open Day, so please get in touch and arrange a visit by calling 01423 771029 or emailing

Headmistress: Mrs Sophia Ashworth Jones

Nursery Manager: Joanne Henderson

Belmont Grosvenor School

Swarcliffe Hall




Tel: 01423 771029
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Chapter One Treetops outdoor nursery allows for learning through nature and gives children the opportunity to build fond memories and a warm and trusting connection to the earth and understanding the care needed for our wildlife.

The outdoor learning approach is used to develop children’s sense of independence, through ‘risky play’, which in turn impacts on their intellectual, cognitive, physical and emotional development. And all the while the children are enjoying themselves, enjoying nature and building memories.

The added benefit of our outdoors is that it is only stone’s throw away we have our large indoor facility and this gives a variety of learning as we offer split placements, meaning a child can, for example attend both settings.

The indoor nursery also works with the ethos of nature using many natural materials and have their own adjoining gardens and playground which houses a wonderful caravan den, giant sand area, planting and growing, tricycle tracks and art stations for those budding artists.

Our staff have a true passion for the work they do and many have been with us for 15 years plus, in the knowledge there is continuous personal development with our training plans which enables them to give the best opportunities to your children.

Farnley, Nr Otley, North Yorkshire, LS21 2QJ

01943 461161
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Highfield Pre-School

Highfield Pre-School is a leading independent nursery school in Harrogate for boys and girls aged 2-4 years.  In our recent Independent Schools Inspection (ISI) we were awarded the highest possible rating of Excellent in All Areas.

Our Pre-School establishes the foundation for a child’s future learning and it’s where a passion for learning and a love of life begins.  We build on the important role of parents in developing children’s understanding of themselves and their world.

Emphasis is placed on creative, interesting and structured play.  In academic terms, children take their first steps in decision making, problem solving and communicating.  Socially, they make friends and learn to show respect and consideration for others.  Weekly PE, French, Music lessons and Outdoor Learning lessons are included in the fees.

We are located in the Duchy are of Harrogate in a beautiful Victorian house with large airy plays, extensive private gardens and off-street parking.  We also have access to a whole range of facilities at Harrogate Ladies’ College and Highfield Prep School.


To find out more visit our website ( or call 01423 437045 to arrange a visit at any time.


Outstanding Day Nursery Little Explorers in HarrogateLet your child’s adventure begin with Little Explorers Day Nursery. Recently awarded Ofsted ‘Outstanding’, we are small and homely nursery and we recognise that every child is special, making sure that unique learning needs are met and nurtured.

If we’re not going on adventures in our local area – like visiting Ripley castle, chattering to older people in their residential home or supporting local sporting events – we want to bring the outside in. We prioritise our environmental responsibilities by encouraging children to play and interact with natural materials in play and craft activities both indoors and outdoors.

With parent support we will ensure that your child has the very best start during their early years and create a learner for life.  We have funded places available from September: 30 hours or 15 Hours.

If you wish to come and have a look around please contact our team 01423 556764 or email, visit  or see our adventures on our Facebook page

Find us at Little Explorers Day Nursery, next to the The Hydro, Jennyfield Drive, Harrogate.

We are currently in the exciting process of renovating our building, getting ready for a February/ March launch. Our vision is to make Natures Little Learners a unique, homely environment filled with opportunities for every child to feel valued and learn through play. Our focus is to provide parents with the peace of mind that their children are happy whilst in our care.

We will work hard to ensure we build positive relationships with keyworkers and families, sharing children’s experiences and WOW moments, through our online Babysdays System, which enables us to share pictures, videos and keep parents up to date with their child’s day, progress development, and much more.

What We Offer:

  • Baby Room

Birth – 2 Years

  • Toddler Room

2 – 3 Years

  • Pre-school Room

3 – 5 Years

  • We also offer out of school care for 5 – 8 Years.

Session Times

  • Full Day

8am  – 6pm (7am available on request)


  • Half-Day Morning

8am – 1pm. (7am available on request)


  • Half-Day Afternoon

1pm – 6pm


We support government funding initiatives: 15 hours/ 30hours and tax free childcare.



07957 156 981
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Nidderdale Children’s Day Nursery (Kids at Heart) established in 1994 is based in idyllic Knaresborough countryside.

  • Our light and airy purpose built nursery has well-resourced rooms to provide developmental and age-appropriate activities and care for children from 3 months to 8 years.
  • We have superb facilities including a large, secure, well equipped garden to ensure fresh air, health and exercise all year round
  • Our highly qualified, motivated and dedicated staff team will help your child to settle in and learn and develop through fun, stimulating play
  • Our in-house chef prepares all our delicious meals using high quality produce, sourced locally where possible
  • We’re open from 7.00 am – 6.30 pm Monday to Friday – 51 weeks (except Public hols)

“I can’t rate this nursery highly enough, the care that the children receive is outstanding. The interactive activities, outside play and creative crafts are really good for my 3 year old’s development.”

“Kids at Heart offer a wonderful environment for the children to thrive.  The staff are warm and welcoming and have offered support to both child and parent at difficult times or stages through the child’s development.  I truly believe this nursery should be recognised as a wonderful place to send your children.”

Give us a call and come and visit without obligation –

Tel:    01423 862192

Rose Court Nursery prides itself on being an educational nursery and not a typical day care provider. We offer a challenging and stimulating educational programme which forms an essential part of the foundation stage and prepares children for reception. It has its own dedicated area in the main primary building, including a newly built outdoor playground with climbing frames and areas specially designed for three-year-olds.

Our nursery is led by hugely knowledgeable staff with a dedicated teacher allocated to each class supported by teaching assistants. With an excellent staff ratio the strengths of  individual pupils are recognised and nurtured from day one. Children enjoy using all the areas of provision and working with staff on structured activities. This takes place in small groups and also on an individual basis and all areas of provision are carefully planned to maximise learning opportunities.

Parents can choose from 3, 4 or 5 day options, starting at 9.00am and finishing at 3.00pm. Drop off is available from 7.45am. Wraparound care is available from 7.15am-6.00pm for an additional cost.


The Grammar School at Leeds, Harrogate Road, Alwoodley Gates, LS17 8GS

0113 228 5121
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First Class Childcare Centre Harrogate

1 Hartwith Way, Harrogate, HG3 2XA

“I’ve just moved my daughter to First Class child care, she hasn’t even started properly yet but is loving it and can’t wait to go. Staff all really friendly and lovely with the children” “First class childcare in jennyfields. My little girl has been going for nearly year now and she loves it… The staff are lovely and friendly with the children and the parents and they answer all your questions and worries” “My youngest has just left first class on jennyfields & I’m really sad. They have been fantastic with both my boys (one has extra needs). The manager is brilliant & goes over & above what you’d expect. Also lots of the staff are the same as 6 years ago, when I first used the nursery!”

Contact – 01423 569400

Harcourt Day Nursery

Harcourt day nursery is located close to the town centre of Harrogate.

Open Monday-Friday 730am until 630pm, 52 weeks a year (Except Bank Hols)

Contact us on 01423-563969

Little Dragons Day Nursery

Little Dragons Nursery provides high quality childcare in Harrogate town centre. Close to excellent transport links and only a short walk away from Harrogate Station, our nursery’s unique location and safe, caring and stimulating environment have subsequently made us the natural choice for parents who live or work in the centre of Harrogate.

Telephone: 01423 313932


Oatlands Funclub

Oatlands Infant School, Hookstone Road,Harrogate HG2 8BT,

Contact – 07952 871083,

Playaway Day Nursery

Playaway Day Nursery

Conveniently located on the Christchurch Stray, on the corner of Claro Road and Devonshire Place,  Playaway Nursery provides a cosy, comfortable home-from-home environment with bright sun and fun-filled playrooms staffed by caring, friendly staff.

Telephone: 01423 566696

34 Devonshire Place Harrogate North Yorkshire HG1 4AD


Rossett Acre Funclub

Rossett Acre Primary School, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate HG2 9PH

Contact – 07882 297737

Safe Hands

15 Kent Road,Harrogate, HG1 2LH

“My daughter goes to Safehands and I can’t speak high enough for them. The staff are excellent and it’s a really nice homely feel. If you call them they are quite flexible and will arrange a time that suits to take you round”

Contact – 01423 525 544

Setting Sail Day Nursery

Overdale, Grainbeck Lane, Killinghall, Harrogate, HG3 2AA

“couldn’t be happier with the place.” “My lo is just so happy there” “I can vouch for Setting sail as well. The children are always very happy. I visit regularly, they also have music sessions, and forest schools every week too. The staff are all lovely and it received outstanding in all 17 areas of the OFSTED inspection not long ago”

Contact – 01423 506361

Smarties Smarties Day Nursery & Pre-School

Main St, Ripley, HG3 3AX

“Smarties is ace! I have been using it since my eldest was 5 months old in 2006. They are really good with the children and help them to make so much progress. I have never had any doubts or complaints. They are reasonably priced and provide all nappies and creams etc as well as all food”

Contact – 01423 771892

St Peters Funclub

St Peters CE School, Belford Road,Harrogate HG1 1JA

Contact – 07771 867641

The School House Nursery, Kids at Heart

The School House Nursery (Kids at Heart)
The Green       Pannal       Harrogate
Tel:  01423 873619
Open 51 weeks 8.00 am – 6.00 pm Monday – Friday (exc public hols)

Red Kite Children’s Day Nursery

Red Kite Children’s Day Nursery
Thistle Hill
01423 867345

We are a private day nursery open Monday – Friday 7:30am – 6:00pm 52 weeks a year excluding Bank Holidays

We are a small rural 36 place nursery with extensive outside play areas. We take children aged 6 months – 5 years. We provide government funded places and feed into all the local schools.

Twinkles Knaresborough nursery

Newly opened in September 2012 on Manse Lane Knaresborough. Flexible competitively priced nursery, homemade organic meals and all nappies included. We also run a before and after school club for Aspin park children.

Contact – 01423 866169

Western Kids’ Club (Kids at Heart)

Western Kids’ Club (Kids at Heart)
Western County Primary School       Cold Bath Road       Harrogate
Tel:  01423 530757
Open 51 weeks before and after school term time, and full days in school holidays

Woodlands Day Nursery

Since the year 2000, Woodlands Nursery in Harrogate has been providing exceptional daycare and education for children aged 0-5.

Our nursery prides itself on providing a cosy home-from-home atmosphere with delightful fun-filled playrooms, fabulous outdoor areas and a friendly, talented team dedicated to fulfilling our mission – nurture, inspire and have fun every day!


Telephone: 01423 886470


111 Wetherby Road Harrogate North Yorkshire HG2 7SH




Woodlands Kids Club (Kids at Heart)

Woodlands Kids’ Club (Kids at Heart)

Willow Tree Primary School       Wetherby Road       Harrogate

Tel:  01423 888817

Open 51 weeks before and after school term time, and full days in      school holidays