Little Dragons Day Nursery & Pre-School, Harrogate

Close to excellent transport links and only a short walk from Harrogate Station, Partou Little Dragons offers high-quality nursery care whilst being conveniently situated for parents who live or work in Harrogate Town Centre.

Our great location and stimulating environments are expertly used by our highly skilled staff to deliver fun, educational activities based on the unique interests of children each and every day.

Facilities

Bright, spacious playrooms filled with fun, educational resources

Fantastic parent partnerships with online journals which allow you to follow your child’s progress from home

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

Year-round access to an outdoor play area where children can explore

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
Daily
7:00am – 6:00pm
Morning
7:00am – 1:00pm
Afternoon
1:00pm – 6:00pm
£320.00 £68.00 £36.50 £36.50

 

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 £7.25 per morning session and £6.75 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £1.00 per morning session and £1.00 per afternoon session.

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Little Dragons
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01423 313932

Open Mon - Fri, 7.00am to 6.00pm

Dragon Hall, East Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5LB

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What families say?

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G H

5 stars

11 February 2022

The whole team ensure they are available for any questions arising. The care is excellent and the activities provided are great fun. Fantastic that we can see day by day what fun the children are having.

Kerry J

5 stars

08 March 2024

My 2 children attend Little Dragons Nursery. We’ve just come home from a gorgeous Mother's Day stay and play and afternoon tea. Little Dragons are forever doing parties and activities not only for the children but for parents to come along too! We’ve had a lovely time this afternoon with it not b...

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Ann-Marie C

5 stars

21 February 2024

Our daughter has attended the nursery since September 2022 when we moved to the area. Having had our daughter in other nurseries prior to this elsewhere in the country, I can confirm that this one is of a very high standard and far better than most. The staff are kind, the atmosphere is always welcom...

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Stacey P

5 stars

21 February 2024

Fantastic nursery. My daughter loves going and if she had the chance she would go every day. She is so happy to go. Staff are very friendly and helpful and the manager is amazing. Would definitely recommend.

Catherine W

5 stars

20 February 2024

Our daughter has been with Little Dragons since she was 11 months old. She started in Babies and the staff were great at reassuring me about what she was eating, sleeping, playing with etc. This was just what I needed. Now our daughter is in Toddlers and we have seen her go from strength to strength....

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Ana G

5 stars

20 February 2024

I am pleased with my daughter’s progress under Little Dragons Day Nursery. All their staff are well-trained and know how to look after my little girl. My little girl can now independently eat and go nap on her own. My daughter especially likes the singing and painting activities they give her. I li...

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L M

5 stars

20 February 2024

We have been part of Little Dragons since 2019 and now have our second child there. We are consistently pleased with how caring and qualified all the staff are. Food is of a high standard and the facilities are clean and perfectly suited to each age group. The whole team work together so well ensurin...

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P S

5 stars

20 February 2024

The nursery has been so supportive and the staff are brilliant at their jobs. My son always comes home with a smile on his face and lots of stories to tell about his day. I've also seen lots of new toys and apparatus in the garden for the children which is always nice to see. My son has come a long w...

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V M

5 stars

20 February 2024

My son has been attending Little Dragons since he was 15 months old (he is now 4) and has spent time in each of the rooms. He really sees it as a home-from-home and is very comfortable in the environment and with all the staff. I have noticed that there seems to be a very low turnover in staff which ...

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J H

5 stars

20 February 2024

Little Dragons has by far exceeded all my nursery expectations - my two boys both absolutely love going there and I know how well they are looked after which gives me total peace of mind when they are there. They have a very low staff turnover which has been fantastic for my boys. All the staff know ...

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K J

5 stars

11 May 2023

I was so nervous about settling my son into nursery as he had struggled a bit in noisy places and around other really young children. We also had a less-than-positive experience with a last-minute cancelled place at another nursery. I needn't have worried. He absolutely loves Little Dragons Day Nurse...

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Kelly C

5 stars

29 November 2022

My son has been at Little Dragons in the baby room for almost a year and during this short time, he has truly thrived. He is always excited to attend which is heartwarming to see how happy this nursery makes him. He, unfortunately, suffers from a few allergies and all the staff have been very support...

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Jennifer B

5 stars

25 August 2022

Our two-year-old started at Little Dragons Day Nursery in early 2022, when we moved to the area. I chose the nursery because many of the staff team have been there for 5+ years, suggesting that it is a happy place, and my son would have consistent care (his previous nursery had a high staff turnover,...

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Jo R

5 stars

20 March 2022

Having moved our daughter from another local nursery, we are so pleased with Little Dragons! The Manager and the team are fab! We are so pleased with the input our daughter is receiving. She is looked after so well and the food sounds great! She’s super happy and that’s the most important thing! ...

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Jessica E

5 stars

12 March 2022

Between them, my children have been attending Little Dragons for four years now, and with another one on the way, we’ll be customers for another four years or so! Absolutely no complaints. Children are happy and relaxed, and we’re confident they’re being well looked after in a nurturing, safe e...

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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.

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Reassurance for you and your little one

Care

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.

Compassion

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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