Child Care Harrogate

Pregnancy and Labour Support

Please be aware; this is purely a listing service. None of the child carers or their qualifications have been checked out or verified by Harrogate Mumbler. Harrogate Mumbler does not endorse or recommend any of these child carers and parents are required to make their own enquiries and check references. Please see our full terms and conditions

Contact us here if you are a nursery, preschool, childminder, nanny, babysitter, Doula or independent Midwife and would like to be included in this listing.

Types of childcare.

Choosing someone to look after your child is never easy, but in the Harrogate area there are a variety of different options to choose from.

Private Day Nurseries

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.


Pre-school playgroups usually offer sessional care for children from the age of 2 to 5. They often work only in term-time, and in most cases offer funded provision for 3 and 4 year olds. They will be OFSTED registered and you can usual pay for top up sessions if you need more than the funded sessions. These are often but not always attached to a pre-school although attendance does not guarantee a place at the primary school.

Registered Childminders

These are OFSTED regulated childcare professionals who look after children in their own home. They are usually flexible and may be able to offer school drop offs and pick ups. Hours will vary however most will do at least 8.30am-5.30pm.

Nannies & Baby Sitters

These carers are not necessarily OFSTED registered and would look after your children in your own home. Prices and experience varies greatly so do your research and get recommendations.

Doulas and Independent Midwives

Have a look at the individual listings to see what services they offer.

Featured Listing

Yoga with Georgie – Pregnancy Yoga Classes

Georgie’s yoga for pregnancy classes are for all mums-to-be from 14 weeks/first scan all the way up to when your baby arrives.  It’s never too late to start.  Come and learn how to breathe and relax for labour and increase your flexibility and strength while reducing pregnancy aches and pains.

Pregnancy yoga is also a great way to meet other mums-to-be whether it’s your first or fourth baby.  Every session finishes with a blissed out relaxation and chat and refreshments.

Your first class is free so you can try without any obligation.

WEDNESDAYS 7:15 PM—8:45 PM – The Green Hut, Harlow Avenue, HG2 0AS

Contact Georgie on 07562 740309


Doula Lesley Hilton

Lesley Hilton birth and postnatal doula in Leeds/Harrogate and surrounding areas.

I provide emotional and practical support during the ante-natal, labour and post-natal periods. I can help with a home or hospital birth by providing continuous support throughout the labour to the mother and her partner, if she has one, to achieve a positive outlook and memory of the birth. I’ll do light housework, walk dogs, look after the baby while you sleep, shopping etc. etc.

The idea of a doula is that she “mothers the mother”……and that’s what I do!

For more information on doulas and my contact details please see my website

Doula: Leyla Erimhan

Doula: Leyla Erimhan
* I cover all of Yorkshire
* I believe every woman deserves support to achieve the birth she wants
* Qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher
Please call Leyla on 07917865219

For Modern Mothers Hypnobirthing & Birth Preparation


Hypnobirthing & complete antenatal courses to inform and empower you for a calm, confident and positive pregnancy and birth. Helping you and your partner to become a real ‘birthing dream team’. Eliminating any fears you have about your birth and filling you with confidence to have a positive birth experience – whatever labour throws at you.

For more information and to book contact me (Susan) call  07954 238 424

Inspired Birth: Hypnobirthing

‘feel empowered for life through a positive birth experience’