Local nursery wins Top 20 Nursery Award four years in a row


Pictured: Back row: left to right: Hannah Lyndon, Megan Stones, Jack Stevens, Katie Fielden, Millie Grievson, Mollie Prince, Molly Horne, Molly Wood, Janavi Kokordatsos, Kev Warden, Front row: left to right: Holly Ramsey (Deputy Room Leader), Emma Mayes (Room Leader) Ellen Ogley (Manager), Maria Kouvatsos (Proprietor), Tim Hodge (Deputy Manager), Mashrifah Miah (Deputy Room Leader), Chevaughn Leering (Third in Charge)

Esscroft Private Nursery in Burley-in-Wharfedale is celebrating another year as winners of the Top 20 Nursery Award for Yorkshire and Humber after receiving recognition as one of the most recommended Nurseries in the UK on DayNurseries.co.uk, for the fourth year in a row.


Esscroft Private Nursery opened in 1993 under the Management of the late Anna Kouvatsos. Now owned by Anna’s daughter, Maria, the Early Years setting which currently has 126 families on role, will celebrate 30-years of service next year.


Maria said: “I am extremely proud that we have won this award for a fourth year. Our Nursery is coming up to its 30th anniversary and this recognition honours both the longstanding history of Esscroft Private Nursery under my late Mother Anna Kouvatsos’ proprietorship and the wonderful work that has taken place over the past few years. Our children’s experiences and care are at the heart of everything we do at Esscroft and this award is truly deserved by Ellen, our dedicated Manager and the entire staff team at Esscroft Private Nursery.”


Parents boast: “This is a wonderful nursery. My daughter’s speech and overall communication has come on leaps and bounds since attending and we were so grateful she could still attend during the pandemic. Management and staff have worked so hard to overcome the complexities of staying open and safe during the last couple of years. I would recommend this nursery to any prospective parent.”


Ellen Ogley, Nursery Manager explains: “To win this award four years in a row makes me incredibly proud of the wonderful staff team we have! Everyone works hard to go above beyond for our children and their families so to have recognition of this is truly amazing!”


Esscroft Private Nursery will be celebrating by holding a staff BBQ courtesy of the Kouvatsos Family.