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.

Bee Happy Kids – The Hive is a privately owned preschool based at St John’s Church, Yeadon. We offer a safe, nurturing and educational environment where children are inspired to learn and explore. For children aged 2 – 4 years.

Literacy, Maths, Art and Science are important subjects thought at our pre-school along with music activities, Fine & Gross motor skills.

As well as providing an Early Year Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum we put a strong emphasis on outdoor learning and children can enjoy spending time outside every day.

Managed by a qualified teacher with many years of teaching and childcare experience as well as an early years trainee teacher and qualified level 3 staff.

We strive to prepare the children for their next step to “big school”

  • All childcare vouchers accepted
  • Open enrollment throughout the year.
  • We accept children as soon as they turn 3 years.

Bee Happy Before & After-school wrap around club

Coming January 2022
Our amazing holiday club will extend to a before and after school club this coming January.

Monday – Friday term time:

7.30 AM -9 AM £6.50
3 PM – 6 PM £12.50

Ages 3 – 11

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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 9.30 am-11.00 am, for ages 18 months to 4 years old.

T: 01943 865575


01943 865575
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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

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

The Barn, Yeadon

Now a preschool and before/after school club. We also offer holiday club.
Please get in touch for more information.

Emsley’s Farm, Warm Ln, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7DW

07903 790592