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Contact us here if you are a nursery, preschool, childminder, nanny or babysitter and would like to be included in this listing.

Types of childcare.

Choosing someone to look after your child is never easy, but in the Harrogate area there are a variety of different options to choose from.

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-school playgroups 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.

Coneygarth Farm Day Nursery

Turbary Road, Haxey, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN9 2JH

Tel: 01427 753173

“A beautiful setting with amazing staff, who have achieved an outstanding Ofsted report” Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nomination

Flying Start

Flying Start Day Nursery can offer the very highest quality child care in a stable and caring environment which will allow each child to develop to their full potential.

Our purpose-built nursery is situated on the edge of the exciting new development at Robin Hood Airport in the village of Finningley near Doncaster

No 9 Second Avenue, Robin Hood Airport, Finningley Nr Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN9 3GB

01302 802070


Growing Wild Outdoor Nursery

Growing Wild is the first outdoor nursery in Barnsley. They offer a unique outdoor learning experience, where children can have adventures every day and experience all that nature can teach them, in a happy, secure environment.

Open Monday to Friday 8am-5pm, providing childcare fr 2 to 5 year olds.

07738 156217



Happy Days Preschool Day Nursery

Coulman Bungalow, Church Balk, Thorne, Doncaster, DN8 5BU

Happy Days Community Childcare has places available for its 24 place Preschool Day Nursery.

Happy Days Community Childcare is an Ofsted registered, family run, non-profit making childcare provision.  We offer a full range of flexible child care, in the form of a Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Club. Opening at 7am and closing at 6pm, for children aged 3 to 13 years, in a safe, happy, stimulating and relaxed environment.

Bookings and Enquiries to 07432 482737


Honey Bees Pre- School

For children aged 2- 5 years, we offer the free 15 hours government entitlements for 2 and 3 year olds, private places at £15 per session and accept childcare vouchers along with 30hr funded children. We run both morning and afternoon sessions:

Mon – Fri morning 09.00 – 12.00

Mon – Fri afternoon 12.45 – 15.45

Norton parish Community Building, Ryecroft Road, Norton, Doncaster

07807 793348

Making Friends, Bawtry

Places for children aged 0-5 years.

68 Doncaster Road, Bawtry, South Yorkshire, DN10 6NU
01302 714 589

Racing Start Pre-school and Nursery

Age 0-5 years, they have a range of rooms available.

Ardeen Road, Doncaster, DN2 5EU

01302 802220

Small World Day Nursery

Childcare provision for children between the ages of 0-5 years.

Townend Farm, 70 High Street, Hatfield, Doncaster, DN7 6RY,  01302 844485

“For getting through big changes from the end of last year to this year. A lot of changes have been made which makes the nursery safer for children. The children enjoy going to nursery and there is always new activities for them to do. They bring crafts home which is nice to see” Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nomination

Stadium Stars Day Nursery

Childcare provision for children aged 3 months to 5 years, located at the home of Doncaster Rovers Football Club, at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Keepmoat Stadium, Car Park 2, Entrance 16 through Alicks Bar.