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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.
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 (www.hlc.org.uk/pre-school) or call 01423 437045 to arrange a visit at any time.
Little Dragons 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.
Manager: Bambi Wainwright
Telephone: 01423 313932
Dragon Hall, East Parade, Harrogate HG1 5LB
Let 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 Littleexplorers@harrogate.gov.uk, visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/nursery or see our adventures on our Facebook page
Find us at Little Explorers Day Nursery, next to the The Hydro, Jennyfield Drive, Harrogate.
“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
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.
Manager: Kirstie Thompson
Telephone: 01423 566696
34 Devonshire Place Harrogate North Yorkshire HG1 4AD
Red Kite Nursery, Thistle Hill, Knaresborough HG5 8LS
Phone: 01423 867345
Opening hours: 7.30am -6pm
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!
Manager: Kelly Bartle
Telephone: 01423 886470
111 Wetherby Road Harrogate North Yorkshire HG2 7SH
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
Oatlands Infant School, Hookstone Road,Harrogate HG2 8BT,
Contact – 07952 871083,
Rossett Acre Primary School, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate HG2 9PH
Contact – 07882 297737
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
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
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 CE School, Belford Road,Harrogate HG1 1JA
Contact – 07771 867641
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
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.
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 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 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