Child Care Ripon and Nidderdale

Registered Childminders

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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Why choose a childminder?

  • They are more likely to be able to fit around your hours.
  • You get to know the person who will be looking after your child.
  • Continuity of, and more personal, care – no ‘staff turnover’ to consider.
  • You can gauge their ‘values’ and see if they match your own.
  • You can ask them about their approach to routines and discipline– how will they reward, how will they discourage?
  • Depending on how many other children the childminder has and the ages of the other children, your child may end up with one-on-one attention.
  • The needs of a child with a disability or special needs are more likely to be met.
  • They provide a home setting, rather than ‘school-like one’.
  • More ‘flexible’ setting – plans can often be altered to suit your child’s mood/needs.

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Barbora Bradley

43 Kings Mead, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1EJ

Emma Fletcher

39 Lickley Street, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1LJ07817 675560

Emma Terry

Ofsted registered.

Based on working dairy farm at Fountains.

Call: 07817910314

Emma’s Busy Bees Childminding

Emma Smithson

Ofsted Registered



Ginnette Hall

37 Doublegates Avenue, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2TP

Janet Buchan

41 Kirkby Drive, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2DP

01765 606786

Jo’s Childminding

Full time or part time, school holiday places available. Pick up from Pateley by arrangement. Ofsted registered.

01423 755 694

Katrina Simpkin

5 Caxton View, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1GY

Kelly Potter

29 Vicars Croft, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1JQ07772 114347

Kerry Bevan

24 Water Skellgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1BH

07891 345544

Louise Kendall Childminding

Based in Pateley Bridge.
We have a purposely converted playroom with a variety of toys and activities to suit all ages and stages of development. We also have a large well equipped garden. We can take 2,3&4 year old funding.
Please call Louise 07912606499 for more details.

Louise Riddler

51 Gallows Hill, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1RG

Louise Storey-Binder

11 Whitcliffe Grove, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2JW

01765 600031

Madeleine Groundwater

83 Whitcliffe Lane, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2LB

Michelle Brown

1 Fennell Grove, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2TE

Patricia Metcalfe

24 Quarry Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2NN

Ringbeck Childminding

Set on a small holding with opportunities for the children to care for the animals. School holiday care available.

Ringbeck Rd,
Kirkby Malzeard,

01765 658286

Susan Stearman

5 Central Drive, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1EX01609 771622

Yvonne Coultish

7 Newlands Drive, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2JY