Child Care Wharfedale & Craven

Pre-Schools: 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.

Featured Listing

Ghyll Royd Pre-School & Nursery, Ilkley


Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery provides a safe and stimulating environment in which children may learn and develop. We encourage children to explore their indoor and outdoor environments, whatever the weather with an extensive range of toys and learning resources.

The Pre-School and Nursery is situated within the main school building and grounds called Greystone Manor and offers high quality education for children aged two to four. The children have access to two well-resourced classrooms, two outdoor play areas, seven acres of land and a purpose-built sports hall.

Established 127 years ago, Ghyll Royd School is set in magnificent Victorian buildings called Greystone Manor which is surrounded by seven acres of woodland. Our excellent sports fields and outdoor facilities create the perfect environment for a child’s development and learning.

We warmly invite you to visit the school to see for yourself the breadth of education and facilities on offer. Call or email to book a visit and experience what a special place Ghyll Royd is, or join us for our free Stay and Play sessions every Friday morning from 9.30am-11.00am, for ages 18 months to 4 years old.

T: 01943 865575


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

Bright Ideas Pre-school, Otley

Situated in the heart of Otley town at the busy site of Cross Green Community Centre.

Aiming to offer a secure, happy and simulating environment where self confidence, consideration for others and good manners are encouraged.

Bright Ideas Preschool Otley, Cross Green Community Centre LS21 1HD

07563 835293

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