Child Care Ripon and Nidderdale


Please be aware; this is purely a listing service. None of the child carers or their qualifications have been checked out or verified by Nidderdale Mumbler. 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

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.

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Featured Listing

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.

We offer a child centered personalized approach to the childcare we provide, and work hard to build special relationships with parents and families to meet the needs of each child.

Sunflowers has an extensive outdoor learning and exploration area. We believe in learning through play and investigation and readily accept and promote ‘Outdoor Learning’ as the norm. A big part of our nursery life is celebrating MUD! – we have mud kitchens, digging areas, growing and planting – everything we need to thoroughly have fun! Being outside and experiencing the great outdoors is very much part of our Ethos and is central to each day at nursery.

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.

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

Dacre Banks Pre-School Playgroup, Nidderdale area

Summerbridge Methodist Church
Main Street


Contact: 07875 283 281

Open: term time

  • Monday:
    9:30 to 12:00 and 12:30 to 15:00 (9:00 to 9:30 Early bird available and lunch club available 12:00 to 12:30).
  • Tuesday: 
    9:30 to 12:00 and 12:30 to 15:00 (9:00 to 9:30 Early bird available and lunch club available 12:00 to 12:30).
  • Wednesday:
    9:30 to 12:00 and 12:30 to 15:00 (9:00 to 9:30 Early bird available and lunch club available 12:00 to 12:30).
  • Friday: 
    9:30 to 12:00 (9:00 to 9:30 Early bird available and lunch club available 12:00 to 12:30).

Ages accepted: 2 – 4 yrs old



Darley Preschool, Nidderdale area

Christ Church Community Centre,
Main Street,

Contact: 07935 058 298

Open: Monday to Wednesday 9.15 – 11.45 and 12.15 – 2.45 (lunchtime session available 11.45-12-15)

Tuesday – Thursday 9.15 – 11.45

Ages accepted: 2 yrs until the child starts school

Eppleby Pre-School, nr Richmond

Eppleby Forcett CE Primary School
North Yorkshire
DL11 7AY

Contact: 01325 718298

Open: Open 38 weeks of the year and generally follows the local schools for holiday dates.

Breakfast Club    8 – 9am
Morning session  9 – 12
Lunch    12 – 1
Afternoon session   1 – 3.30

Ages accepted: 2 -5 yrs.

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

Kindercare Ltd.

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

Open: Daily 7.30am – 6.30pm

Markington Preschool, Nidderdale area

War Memorial Institute
High Street

Contact: 01765 676556

Open: Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm (runs lunch club)

Ages accepted: from 2 yrs until child starts school.

Nicky’s Preschool, Ripon

Nicky’s Preschool
Mowbray Terrace
West Tanfield

Rigg Farm Montessori Nursery School, Nidderdale area

Briscoe Ridge Lane,



Contact: 01423 525263

Open: Term time only (optional summer school in August)

Morning Session:
9.15am – 12.45pm

Afternoon Session:
1.00 pm – 4.00pm

Full Day:
9.15am – 4.00pm

Ages accepted: 2 and a half up to the age of 5 years

Yellow Ribbon Pre-School

Claro Barracks, Chatham Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2RD