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.

Looking for a Reception place for your child for September 2022? Have you considered Belmont Grosvenor School?

We’re a down-to-earth and nurturing independent school for boys and girls from three months to 11 years based in the village of Birstwith, on the outskirts of Harrogate.

Set in 20-acres of magical grounds, we’re far closer to your home than you might think.

Just 10-minutes from the centre of Harrogate, and about 20 minutes from Ripon, Pateley Bridge and Knaresborough, our family school and nursery is a great option for families living in this corner of North Yorkshire.

We’re a school that puts our children’s happiness, academic development and wellbeing at the heart of all we do. We’re a place where firm friendships are forged and everybody’s contribution to school life is valued.

Our countryside location brings so many benefits to our pupils, not just to their educational attainment but their long-term well-being too. Our Gothic school building with Bronte connections and beautiful grounds provide endless outdoor learning opportunities for our happy children to make happy progress every day of the week.

Pupils leave school at the end of each day muddy, fulfilled and buzzing with ideas.

Every day at Belmont Grosvenor and Magic Tree Nursery is an Open Day, so please get in touch to see what makes us so special by calling 01423 771029 or emailing

Acting Headteacher: Mrs Emma Shea

Nursery Manager: Mrs Joanne Henderson

Belmont Grosvenor School

Swarcliffe Hall





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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.

Our school-based nursery, Little Oaks, offers an excellent environment for children to begin their educational journey. We believe that teacher led provision gives the best possible start and gradually introduces children to the world of primary education.

The children enjoy a wide range of activities from creating masterpieces in our arts and crafts area; making music; dressing up and pretending to be someone else for the day; starting to learn phonics and developing their writing skills; having messy play in our outside space or enjoying story time together – the opportunities are endless!

Children also spend time in a shared outside area also used by our younger infant school pupils giving them a little taste of what being part of the school is all about and introducing them to the wider Willow Tree family.

We offer a range of term- time options for those who are looking to take up their 15 and 30 hour entitlement. Full days run from 8.40am to 3.15pm. We also offer half days either in the morning or afternoon.

If you need wrap around care for your child, Kids at Heart run our before and after school provision ‘Woodlands Kids Club’ which is situated on our main school grounds.

The best way to find out more about Little Oaks is to pay us a visit. Just contact the school office on 01423 883551 to make an appointment.

We look forward to meeting you and your children soon!


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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.

Chapter One Treetops Outdoor Education

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.

Farnley, Nr Otley, North Yorkshire, LS21 2QJ

01943 461161

Children’s Corner

Our BRAND-NEW Harrogate Nursery is now open, providing top quality childcare.

  • Open all year round 7.30am – 6.00pm for children from six weeks to five years
  • 15 hour and 30 hour funded places available

Set in a fantastic location opposite Harlow Carr, this exceptional Nursery and Pre-school is perfectly situated for parents commuting to and from Harrogate or living in the surrounding area.

Give us a call on 0113 257 5625

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


Nature’s Little Learners

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.

07957 156 981

Nidderdale Children’s Day Nursery (Kids at Heart)

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

Give us a call and come and visit without obligation –

Tel:    01423 862192


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


Rose Court Nursery at The Grammar School at Leeds

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.


0113 228 5121

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

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)

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

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