Local nursery wins award for 2nd year running


Back row, left to right: Sophia Tariq - Deputy Baby Room Leader, Emma Hornby - Toddler Room Leader, Claire Greenwood - Deputy Baby Room Leader Front row; Kelly Smith - Deputy Manager and Preschool Leader, Ellen Ogley - Nursery Manager

Esscroft Private Nursery wins Top 20 Nursery Award for Yorkshire and Humber second year in a row.

For 26 years Esscroft Private Nursery, near Burley in Wharfedale, cared for children between 2-5 years but on the arrival of a new Manager, the Early Years setting opened its doors to under twos with the creation of a new baby provision in September 2019.

News came via email that Esscroft Private Nursery received a recognition as one of the most recommended Nurseries in the UK on DayNurseries.co.uk, two years in a row.


Parents boast of Esscroft’s “amazing facilities and outside learning in beautiful woodlands” with another parent sharing: When you do go in and meet the team, we got an instant family feeling - it's just so welcoming and reassuring”.

‘Eighteen months ago, we were a small team of just seven and now we now, thanks to the increasing demand, we now have an amazing staff team of 21, who all play their part in making Esscroft what it is today!’’ explained Nursery Manager Ellen Ogley.

Deputy Manager and Preschool Leader, Kelly Smith said ‘’We are absolutely delighted to have won this award second year in a row! We have our children and their families at the heart of our setting and so we owe this to them for their wonderful recommendations - so thank you from all of us!”

Esscroft Private Nursery are planning to celebrate this award with children next week with a themed superhero day!

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