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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-Schools 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 from people that you know well.
Our Reggio Emilia inspired approach to learning encourages investigation, creativity and independence through the use of expert teachers and practitioners, high-quality resources and a purpose-built environment. We are incredibly proud of our unique child-led approach to learning, which allows all our children to become masters of curiosity and discovery.
We know from experience that our exceptional approach to learning enables children to develop outstanding skills across the breadth of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and beyond
At Westville Woodlands we recognise that every child is precious and unique. We focus on the individual to build a foundation for life, enhancing a child’s natural curiosity and inspiring a love for learning.
Offering full day care and pre school educational activities, for children from 3 months – 5 years. Also offering a sibling holiday club for children up to the age of 7 years. Abacus is one of few pre school nurseries in Ilkley that offers year round childcare.
“We provide a “home from home” environment; where your children’s needs come first throughout the day. We look after children in an environment which is designed and equipped for children to enable them to thrive.”
38A Parish Ghyll Dr, Ilkley LS29 9PR
Registered with Ofsted to care for up to 45 children aged from 0 to 5. They offer rooms dedicated to three different age-groups, as well as the foundation and sensory rooms.
Open 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday, year round, closing only on bank holidays plus five days over the Christmas period. An early-start option from 7:45am is available.
48 Station Rd, Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley LS29 7NE
A friendly childcare provision within a pleasant community. Priding themselves on home from home care within a safe environment.
54 Cleasby Rd, Menston, Ilkley LS29 6HN
“As working parents, we wanted to create a nursery where our children would be cared for in a safe and stimulating environment. A place they could learn and progress through ‘play’ and where we had every confidence in a reliable, approachable and trusted team of staff.
These key priorities are still at the heart of all we do here at Cliffe House and you will find our settings sharing the same ethos.”
Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley LS29 7DG
The learning provided at Cliffe House covers all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The friendly staff encourage children to play outside every day. The nursery has an exciting outdoor area with a nature garden, a mud kitchen and plenty of space for running around and tricycle riding!
South View Road, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7BF
0113 250 0066
Emma’s Angels Day Nursery Ltd has been designed with children and families in mind. The rooms are bright, warm and welcoming where your child will find lots of stimulating and fun activities to take part in.
c/o St Peters Primary School, Town Street, Rawdon Leeds LS19 6PP
Day Nursery, Open all year providing full Day Care for up to 30 children from 2 -5 years.
Ilkley Rd, Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley LS29 7HL
Ghyll Royd Nursery and Pre-School encourages children to explore their indoor and outdoor environments.
From September 2019, Ghyll Royd School & Pre-School’s Before School Care will start from the earlier time of 7.30am.
The nursery will be open for 50 weeks of the year, throughout the school holidays for children aged 2-5 to enjoy, explore and learn in a safe and stimulating environment with practitioners they know, love and trust!
Greystone Manor, Ilkley Rd, Burley in Wharfedale LS29 7HW
Open every week day from 7.30am to 6.30pm, welcoming pre-school children from 3mths to 5yrs old, and providing a before and after school service for children at Ilkley primary schools.
118 Skipton Rd, Ilkley LS29 9HE
Flexible hours for 0 – 5 year olds between 7.45am and 6pm throughout the year or term time only. Outstanding baby room is ‘noticeably well run’ – Ofsted
Queens Hall Cottage/Main St, Ilkley LS29 7BT
Every child enjoys a variety of games and play. Specially designed wet areas allow children to be creative through ‘messy’ play. Quiet times develop the child’s concentration through the use of books, jigsaws, building blocks etc. Group activities such as music and movement, percussion, singing and exercise in order to encourage physical social skills available.
11 Chantry Dr, Ilkley LS29 9HU
Our fabulous Day Nursery on Westgate, Otley, next door to the Westgate Surgery and opposite Waitrose is conveniently located for busy working parents. We are just 300 metres from the Wharfebank Business Centre and only 10 mins from Menston Station for rail links to Leeds and Bradford.
We offer superb full-time daycare for children aged 3 months to 5 years and a wonderful play and learning environment for young minds. All our staff are graduates in childhood studies or minimum Level 3 in childcare.
Our opening hours are 7.30 am to 6.30 pm – the longest hours in the area.
Tel: 01943 969602
Play is an essential part of a child’s development. At The Little Green Frog they encourage learning through play to ensure your child is well prepared for School.
Weston Lane, Otley LS21 2DF