Child Care Ripon and Nidderdale

Day Nurseries

Please be aware; this is purely a listing service. None of the child carers or their qualifications have been checked out or verified by us. Ripon & Nidderdale 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 conditionsContact us here if you are a nursery, preschool, childminder, nanny or babysitter and would like to be included in this listing.

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

Belmont Grosvenor, Magic Tree Nursery

The ‘outstanding’ Magic Tree Nursery – just three miles from the centre of Harrogate – offers full day care for children from the age of three months.

Based in the extensive grounds of independent co-educational prep school Belmont Grosvenor, the nursery provides a safe and secure environment where the early stages of each child’s education is nurtured, providing an excellent start for all children.

The team of highly-qualified and experienced staff aim to provide the highest quality care and early education, sharing the aims and objectives of the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’, ensuring all babies and children are happy, healthy and confident, and able to achieve their full potential.

Session Times (Monday to Friday)

Morning: 8am to 12/1pm
Afternoon: 12pm – 5/6pm
Short day session: 8.30am – 3.30pm
Full day session: 8am – 6pm

Nursery Manager: Julie Dent
Magic Tree Nursery
Swarcliffe Hall
Tel: 01423 771029
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Featured Listing

Highfield Pre-School

Highfield Pre-School is a leading independent nursery school in Harrogate for boys and girls aged 2-4 years.  In our recent Independent Schools Inspection (ISI) we were awarded the highest possible rating of Excellent in All Areas.

Our Pre-School establishes the foundation for a child’s future learning and it’s where a passion for learning and a love of life begins.  We build on the important role of parents in developing children’s understanding of themselves and their world.

Emphasis is placed on creative, interesting and structured play.  In academic terms, children take their first steps in decision making, problem solving and communicating.  Socially, they make friends and learn to show respect and consideration for others.  Weekly PE, French, Music lessons and Outdoor Learning lessons are included in the fees.

We are located in the Duchy are of Harrogate in a beautiful Victorian house with large airy plays, extensive private gardens and off-street parking.  We also have access to a whole range of facilities at Harrogate Ladies’ College and Highfield Prep School.


To find out more visit our website ( or call 01423 437045 to arrange a visit at any time.

Nicky’s Preschool, Ripon

Includes Forest School!

Nicky’s Preschool
Mowbray Terrace
West Tanfield

Appletrees Day Nursery

Appletrees Day Nursery, Woodlands, Green Lane, Littlethorpe, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3LR

01765 603644


Bedale Day Nursery

Monday – Friday
7.30 am – 6.00 pm

Phone: 01677 422991

Bedale Day Nursery,
Tutin Road,
Leeming Bar Industrial Estate,
Leeming Bar,
North Yorkshire,

Bishop Monkton CE Nursery School

Monday to Friday
Sessions: 9-12, 12-3, 9-3 also extension 3-3.30 (hot lunch available) and wrap around care in before and after school club 7.45-9 and 3.30-5.45.

Sessions available for funded/non-funded 2 year olds, 3&4 year olds with universal 15 hours and extended 30 hour funding.

St John’s road, Bishop Monkton, Harrogate, HG3 3QW
01765 677583

Brambly Hedge Nursery

Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm
Before and after school care available

Crosby Road, Northallerton, DL6 1AE

01609 771333

Emmy Jaynes Nursery School

Emmy Jaynes Nursery School, Valley Road, Northallerton, DL6 1HY

01609 771177

Happy Jays Boroughbridge

Open from 7.45am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday. Open all year round excluding bank and public holidays plus one week at Christmas.

Sessions start from 7.30am onwards each day.

Happy Jays Ltd, Ryder House, Back Lane, Boroughbridge YO51 9AT

01423 322 827

Happylands Nursery

c/o Moorside Junior School
Harrogate Road
North Yorkshire

07899 826813

Ages accepted: 2-preschool.

Nursery adjoins local primary school. Has separate classroom.


Honeybeez Nursery, Ripon

“We offer highly flexible, extended provision designed to specifically meet the needs of working families. We have a range of fee structures available and offer some nursery funded places for three and four year olds, and also accept other payments schemes, such as workplace vouchers.

Monday – Friday 07.30 – 18.30
51 weeks of the year (closed 24th December to 2nd January)
After School Clubs and Pickups Available by Arrangement”


Unit 10
Sycamore Business Park
Dishforth Road
Copt Hewick

Incy Wincy’s Day Nursery

Full-time or part-time childcare on a regular or occasional basis for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years.

Incy Wincys Ltd
Amen House, North End
Bedale, North Yorkshire

01677 425550


31 Romanby Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8NE

01609 770932

Open Mondays to Fridays

Kindercare Ltd.

Kindercare, College Business Park, Kearsley Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2RN

Open: Daily 7.30am – 6.30pm

Stepping Stones Nursery

Stepping Stones, Blossomgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2AJ

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 3 years 0 months

Open: Mon-Fri 7.45am – 6pm

01765 692402


Sunflowers Day Nursery: Pateley Bridge

Sunflowers Day Nursery in Pateley Bridge is a nursery where your child can learn and play in a warm, safe and caring environment.

Our nursery is open Monday – Friday from 7.30am – 6.00pm. We are open 51 weeks a year – closing only for the week between Christmas and New Year. – upon request we can offer an early birds session from 7.00am.

Please phone the nursery on 01423 712555 and arrange a visit.

Poppins After School Club!

We offer After School  care and a pick up service from some local schools. We are able to offer school holiday care too. It is so lovely to have a special time of the day dedicated to bigger children – with age appropriate resources and the opportunity to relax at the end of a busy school day our after school service Poppins is always very popular. We advise that any bookings are made early to avoid disappointment.