Ashmoor Day Nursery & Pre-School, Shipley

Ashmoor Day Nursery and Pre-School has been providing exceptional early years care and education to families in Shipley, Saltaire and the surrounding areas since 1987.

Our continued commitment to providing an environment where children thrive means we have an excellent reputation within the local community, something that we seek to build upon as part of the Partou group.


Set in a beautiful, converted large property with bright, spacious rooms

Exciting learning activities which cover the Early Years Foundation stage and allow children to reach their full potential

Healthy and delicious meals from our seasonal menu, freshly prepared at the nursery

A stunning garden and outdoor areas, allowing adventures come rain or shine

Highly qualified childcare practitioners with safeguarding and first aid training

Funded Childcare Places Available

The Partou experience

At Partou, the children lead the way. They explore their surroundings and learn about the world they live in, by choosing for themselves which activity they want to join in with next.

Our team are there to care for them and keep them safe. To nurture their emerging abilities and encourage them to seize each fun-packed day. But not to tell them what to do next.

Why? Because when children are allowed to choose their own activities, rather than being told what to do, they naturally choose the activities they’re most interested in. And scientific research has shown that being interested in what they’re doing is the easiest and best way for children to learn.

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Food & nutrition

Creating healthy eating habits for young children stretches far beyond their time with us. It encourages a lifelong positive relationship with food whilst building healthy bodies and healthy minds. Here’s how we encourage healthy eating habits:

  • Rotating menus: Evidence shows regular exposure to foods helps children to develop their taste for them, yet we still want to offer variety. So, we rotate our menus on a three-to-four-week basis, offering the perfect balance between exposing children to new foods yet allowing them to become familiar with flavours.
  • A lunchtime focus: We prioritise lunch as a time where children can enjoy their food. There is a social aspect to all lunches and, where possible, children are encouraged to take an active interest in the food they eat.
  • Fresh food everyday: We serve children fresh food every day and accommodate many different dietary requirements. We have procedures in place to protect children with food allergies and offer different meal options too. If your child has a dietary requirement, simply let us know as part of our registration process and we’ll make sure we meet the needs of your child.

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Nursery fees

Full time
Weekly Rate
7:30am – 6:00pm
7:30am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 6:00pm
£286.00 £60.00 £36.00 £33.00


Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)
10% discount off eldest child’s fees for siblings

  • Universal 15 hours free childcare entitlement is available to all 3 and 4 year olds, extending to 30 hours for eligible working families*.
  • 15 hour free childcare entitlement is also available to 2-year-olds subject to availability.

For the latest childcare funding information, please visit our dedicated resource page.

* Please note that free childcare entitlement from the government is only applied to the ‘care’ element of your invoice and does not cover meals which are charged at £6.75 per morning session and £5.75 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £0.80 per morning session and £0.80 per afternoon session.

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Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01274 597558

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

17 Ashfield Road, Shipley, BD18 4JX

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What families say?

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Antony J

5 stars

07 June 2024

I go with my daughter and grandson three mornings a week and sometimes take and collect my grandson on his/our own, sometimes with Grandma. The security to get in always seems first rate and twice we've had face-to-face verification when the 'receptionist' didn't recognise me (i.e. impressive secur...

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5 stars

07 March 2024

Ashmoor is a very homely and welcoming nursery. The staff and management are very friendly and quick to help. The care is second to none. 10/10. We would recommend it without hesitation.

Jessica H

5 stars

22 December 2023

Lovely staff - always go above and beyond, communication is great, and I wouldn’t have my child anywhere else. Food is always healthy and creative. The outside space as well as the inside space is beautiful.

Jade H

5 stars

07 December 2023

My little one joined the nursery in October, and we’ve had a brilliant experience so far. I’m really grateful for all of the care and attention my little one has received. She has thrived at the nursery, and the staff have always made me feel welcome and confident that my daughter is in a safe ...

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5 stars

23 April 2023

My child has had a fantastic time at Ashmoor. They have enjoyed every moment, made some brilliant friends and built lovely relationships with staff. The food is good, my child always eats seconds. The garden is one of the greatest features, but nothing can top the lovely, kind, patient and nurturing ...

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Katie P

5 stars

18 April 2023

Our son has been attending this nursery since he turned one and has been in the first three rooms. He is very happy here and therefore, so are we. The staff are amazing, there are too many to personally name, but so many of the girls have had such a positive impact on him. He has however struggled to...

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4 stars

17 April 2023

Our child has a great time at nursery, the staff in the Cheery Chestnut room always fuss over him and make him feel special. I enjoy that they always have tasks set out for them and allow them to play outside often. My child always seems to enjoy the food based on what they advise us and they alway...

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Rukhsar M

4 stars

14 April 2023

Most of the staff are wonderful and supportive and always eager to make sure my child is happy. Odd members of staff I feel are unsatisfactory in their approach to me as the parent. The facilities are inviting and fun, the resources are the same. The manager is an amazing person as are the assistant ...

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Lucy E

5 stars

14 April 2023

My daughter attends Ashmoor Nursery and from first contact, all the way through the staff have been clear, knowledgeable and kind. Returning to work after maternity leave was made easier by being confident in the care that my child would receive. Children are placed firmly at the heart of all they do...

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Lydia W

5 stars

14 April 2023

Really lovely staff and a beautiful space. My child has been very happy here. Lots of communication from the staff so we always know what's going on both around the nursery and with our child specifically.

Michelle J

4 stars

03 April 2023

I have two children at Ashmoor Nursery. One who stuns me with her confidence most days and has become a very lively and happy preschooler from the shy isolated Covid baby that she was and another in the baby room. The baby room is exceptional. I feel like they love my baby like their own, from the th...

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4 stars

28 March 2023

My daughter has been attending nursery one day a week since January 2023, she absolutely loves it and has developed so much just in the short time she has been there. I feel the nursery nurses take things on board and are really caring. They have the welfare of the child in mind at all times and make...

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5 stars

09 March 2023

My son has been at Ashmoor since he was 10 months old, and it’s such a lovely nursery. The staff are amazing and really care for the children. They do lots of activities and encourage development! My son’s two now and loves his days at nursery.

Mathilde R

5 stars

09 March 2023

I am so happy we chose this nursery! My baby is so happy to be dropped off and her face lights up when she sees her room's team. She has evolved so much since she's been there, I can tell they're doing lots to help the children's development. The staff is super lovely, I love chatting with them about...

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5 stars

08 March 2023

Ashmoor Private Day Nursery and Pre-school, Shipley is a lovely nursery and has a home from home feel. The garden is a great outdoor area for all children. My three boys have all attended this nursery and have been happy whilst there and progressed well into school.

Why Partou?

For us at Partou, childcare isn’t just a job, it’s a journey – one where every child leads us in a unique new direction.

As part of the Netherlands’ largest childcare group, we’ve access to world-leading expertise in learning and development, so you can be confident your child will benefit from an experience as unique as they are.

Of course, care is as much about empathy as education, and ours is a child-led approach that emphasises building confidence and curiosity – so that every child in our care has the freedom to flourish.

Reassurance for you and your little one


We’re more than just a team; we’re a close community driven by our passion for childcare, and our commitment to each individual child’s development. We know that by working together, we’re stronger.


In our community, compassion isn’t just a word; it’s our way of life. By embracing our differences, we make our community more diverse and vibrant. We build strong, supportive relationships with the children and each other, based on trust and understanding.

Continuous learning

We believe strongly in development, for the children in our care and for ourselves. Through continuous learning, we help our team and our children reach their full potential. Together, we make a positive impact, in our communities and across wider society.

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