Child Care Wharfedale & Craven

Day Nurseries: Wharfedale

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Childcare Options: 

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.

Nestled next to our main school, Moorfield Early Years provides a bright, cosy and stimulating environment in which children aged 2 – 5 years old can explore and grow.

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

Independent Day School for boys and girls aged 2 – 11 years
11, Ben Rhydding Road, Ilkley, LS29 8RL 01943 607285
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01943 607285
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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.

A vibrant, happy and secure location where we nurture enquiring young minds. Woodlands nursery is a magical time in a child’s development.  The new early years facility with its  glorious outdoor space and sunny play area provides the perfect environment for education and play. Working in close partnership with parents and carers, our highly qualified staff tailor their approach to each child.
“The standout thing about Woodlands for my family has been the love and support offered by all of the staff, they really do go above and beyond to make sure your children are well balanced, kind and polite mini humans.
Opening Hours – 7.30am – 6pm 51 weeks a year.
Contact Details:
Westville House School,
Carter’s Lane,
West Yorkshire,
LS29 0DQ
Telephone Number: 01943 608053

01943 608053
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Abacus Nursery & Pre-school, Ilkley

Offering full day care and pre school educational activities, for children from 3 months5 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

01943 600700

Burley Nursery School & Childcare Centre

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

01943 864909


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

Cherry Tree Children’s Day Nursery, Menston

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

01943 878100

Cliffe House Day Nursery, Burley

“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

01943 865007

Cliffe House Private Day Nursery, Yeadon

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, Rawdon

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

0113 2506611

Esscroft Private Nursery, Burley In Wharfedale

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

01943 864174


Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School, Nursery & Prep School, Burley In Wharfedale


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

01943 865575

Hickory House Childcare, Ilkley

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

01943 609199

Jolly Tots Pre-School, Ilkley

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

01943 862727

Kangaroo Club, Ilkley

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

01943 817177

Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery, Otley

 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

Moorfield Nursery

Looking for a nursery place with a difference?

Moorfield’s School’s Nursery has places available for boys and girls from the age of two years old. Come and take a look around our fabulous early years provision and discover why children and parents love our outdoor learning.

Let the adventure begin with us!

Tel: 01943 607285

Nursery Rhymes & Jabberwocky Club Addingham

If you are looking for childcare, look no further!
Nursery Rhymes & Jabberwocky Club have released their NEW VIRTUAL TOUR VIDEO!
Please take the time to check us out. We can also provide a personal tour via video link, where we will be able to answer more personal questions relating to your requirements for childcare.
Please find the link on our Facebook page.

2 Bolton Road, Addingham LS29 0NR

Rufford Park Primary School & Nursery

Rufford Park Primary is an open and friendly school in the heart of Yeadon where staff and parents work together to ensure that every child in our care:

· is happy, safe and has fun

· achieves at all levels of learning and acquires skills for life

· is an active citizen who has a ‘voice’ and can influence

· enjoys a healthy lifestyle

We have a 52 place Nursery and 45 Reception class spaces.

We welcome you to have a look around after school time. Call now to make an appointment 0113 3910906.

The Little Green Frog, Otley

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

01943 466230