Child Care Ripon and Nidderdale

Pregnancy and Labour Support

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.

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Bespoke Birthing – Midwifery Practice

Based in Harrogate we provide private midwifery care during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatally throughout Yorkshire.Bespoke-Birthing-logo-Dec-14-e1415096555367

Appointments are flexible and generous at times and venues to suit you. For care during labour and birth this can be offered either as a homebirth with two midwives present or as support from your private midwife in hospital.

For more information on these services and our other pregnancy services please visit our website at

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Blooming Babies Aquanatal

Aquanatal will help you maintain or increase your fitness and well being throughout your pregnancy. This enjoyable exercise is designed to help you cope with labour, provides a sense of well being and an opportunity to meet other new mums to be, in a warm, friendly, fun and safe environment.

Aquanatal: Monday 6.45pm-7.15pm Nuffield Health Harrogate, Hornbeam Park Rd, Harrogate, HG2 8RA

Aquanatal: Tuesday 10.30am-11.15am Nuffield Health Harrogate, Hornbeam Park Rd, Harrogate, HG2 8RA

Cost £40 – 5 x classes. Cost £8 – 1 x class from 35 weeks. Concessions for Nuffield members (£25- 5 x classes, £5- 1x class)

Classes are suitable from 12–41 weeks pregnant. Non-swimmers welcome. Advanced booking required

Led by Midwife Annie Robinson

Contact Annie Robinson 07580004021

Qualified Nurse RM BHsc (Hons) Midwifery, Aquanatal level 1 & level 2, Diploma in Teaching Infant Massage (Instructor Course)

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Hypnobirthing: Amanda Joy

My name is Amanda Joy. I have been working and studying in the field of complementary medicine since 1999. I started my career working for the NHS, in spinal injuries, my patients were quadriplegic and ventilated. Many reported feeling extreme pain, even with a full break to their spine. My western medical practitioner colleagues simply couldn’t help reduce their pain so I set about researching alternative therapies.


I now offer Traditional Chinese Acupressure massage, Thai massage, Aromatherapy massage, Aroma touch, Indian head massage and Clinical Hypnotherapy. I studied counselling at The University of Aberdeen in 2005 and went on to be a part of a research project on mindfulness at Queen Margaret university in Edinburgh.


I will be teaching a Hypnobirthing course at Ripon Wellness Centre in July, and I am currently offering a mobile service. Over the next few months I will also be running courses on Mindfulness for adults, children and families at Ripon Library every Friday afternoon.  If you are interested in finding out more, about courses or therapies please check out my website and blog.


Many people are now discovering the amazing methods of hypnobirthing.  Hypnobirthing is as much a philosophy as a technique.  It is a rewarding, relaxing and stress-free method of birthing that teaches a mother, along with her birthing companion the art and joy of experiencing birth in an easier, more comfortable and often pain free- manner.   I offer a free initial consultation for clinical hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing.


Vouchers are available.  Why not treat a new mum to be.
To book call 07958578464 or book online at


If you would like to find out more, take a look at my blog and website or give me a call on 07958 578464.

Bumps2Babes – Teenage Antenatal Care

“Our Maternity Services work in partnership with other agencies in Harrogate to deliver a joint approach to care for pregnant teenagers and teenage parents. Bumps2Babes is a package of care to provide antenatal care and deliver a package of information and advice sessions around lifestyles, labour and delivery, infant feeding and other health related information.

The service is provided by a public health midwife and a targeted youth support advisor.”

Call the Antenatal Clinic on 01423 553010.

Click here to read more.

Harrogate District Hospital

Community Midwifery Office: 01423 553051 (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

Antenatal Clinic: 01423 553010 (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday)
Maternity Assessment Centre: 01423 557531 (8am-8pm, Monday-Friday)

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, HG2 7SX

Click here for more information.


Ideal Midwifery

Ideal Midwifery provides doula services, private Hypnobirthing sessions, pregnancy relaxation classes and breastfeeding support.

Lisa – 07712435664

NCT Antenatal Courses

The NCT offer Antenatal courses. All you need to do is enter you post code and your due date to find one near you.

Prenatal Pilates

Pre-Natal Pilates

Flexible Yoga and Pilates classes for all levels. Situated above Indulge Cafe in the Zone in Hornbeam Park and under Fit on Cold Bath Rd.

Time: 5.30 – 6.15pm Thursdays

Location: Go Yoga, The Zone, Hornbeam Park.

CALL: Go Yoga on 07471 933488

York Hypnobirthing

Leyla Erimhan
* I cover all of Yorkshire
* I believe every woman deserves support to achieve the birth she wants
* Qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher
Please call Leyla on 07917865219