Playaway Day Nursery & Pre-School, Harrogate

Located just off Skipton Road by the A59 and within easy reach of both Harrogate Hospital and the Town Centre, Partou Playaway is an ideal day nursery and pre-school choice for parents working in and around the town centre.

Our great location and lovely setting means that we can offer an engaging experience everyday, combining on-site learning experiences with exploration trips to the Stray.

Facilities

Bright, spacious and well resourced playrooms which provide a ‘home from home’ atmosphere

Great parent partnerships with an online learning journal which allows you to track your child’s progress from home

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

Exciting outdoor environments designed for children to develop their physical and social skills

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
£321.25 £68.25 £38.75 £38.25

 

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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Playaway
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01423 566696

Open Mon - Fri, 7.00am to 6.00pm

34 Devonshire Place, Harrogate, HG1 4AD

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What families say?

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5 stars

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Paige J

5 stars

15 February 2024

My daughter absolutely loves going to PlayAway. The staff are lovely and very helpful. She always leaves with a smile on her face. My daughter has come along so much with going to PlayAway.

L W

5 stars

28 April 2023

My little boy absolutely loves coming to Playaway. Myself and my husband are really happy with how he is looked after, taught lots of new things and fed so well! They really love and care for him! Thanks so much!

Amanda E

5 stars

26 April 2023

My daughter has been going to play away for just over a year she started in Toddlers and has since moved into Preschool, I was apprehensive at first when she moved up but two staff members are just amazing, they made both myself and my daughter feel at ease and she’s thriving more and more everyday...

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Sheela S

5 stars

26 April 2023

My little boy (21 months old) is such a picky eater and shy at home. I was very reluctant to send him to any nursery as he doesn’t eat properly and relies on formula. I checked lots of nurseries around my home and work. I like PlayAway's homely environment so I decided to send him for a trial... ju...

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S C

5 stars

09 March 2023

The staff at the nursery are all lovely and I feel my son has come along so well even in the short time he has been there. All the staff that take care of him in the baby area have been amazing with him, I know I have nothing to worry about when I leave him with them to go to work and the best part i...

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Jenny F

5 stars

07 March 2023

A brilliant nursery that helps build on our daughter's excitement to learn new skills, enjoy the outdoors, learn to build friendships and develop key skills such as kindness, compassion, empathy and understanding. The staff are all brilliant and very caring and focused on every child. Always great in...

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L H

5 stars

07 March 2023

A fantastic nursery that offers a great range of activities and experiences in a friendly and caring environment. Staff are brilliant and always welcome the children in with a big smile in the morning. Barely get a goodbye at drop off and my little boy often runs back to playing when it's home time. ...

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K D

5 stars

16 February 2023

Very friendly, caring and nurturing nursery. The staff are lovely and look after my daughter very well and she has lots of fun there. Convenient location and has good opening hours. Great that all food, nappies, other supplies etc are included in the monthly fee.

A D

5 stars

16 February 2023

My child thoroughly enjoys nursery. The facilities both inside and out allow her to have a wide variety of experiences. The staff are very welcoming and it has a really friendly atmosphere. They know all the children so well. The food is great. My child has a wide variety of things to try. I am kept ...

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Joanna F

5 stars

15 February 2023

PlayAway is a very kind and caring nursery! They are great with my little boy and I’m very pleased! He’s been going there since October 2022 and has settled in very well. Each occasion such as Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's, they do cards, and a theme and he brings home really cute stuff.

Sarah A

5 stars

15 February 2023

I have been so impressed with this nursery. My son started in the baby room around eleven months ago and this nursery has completely changed him. He’s gone from a shy little baby who cried when any stranger said hello, to a confident little boy who is loud, cheeky and will speak to anyone! I know t...

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A B

5 stars

15 February 2023

My little one absolutely loves going to PlayAway Day Nursery! He literally runs in on a morning with barely a goodbye which I think says a lot. The staff are all so lovely and do an absolutely amazing job!

Ani M

4 stars

15 February 2023

This is a lovely nursery that welcomed my little girl with open arms from day one. The staff are exceptional and focused. I cannot thank and recommend them enough. They teach and encourage kindness and compassion as well as general knowledge at the preschool level. Facilities are clean, and toys are...

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A F

5 stars

15 February 2023

Amazing staff and nursery setting! Our daughter loves it and is so happy walking in there every day. The feedback about our daughter we get at the end of every day is so helpful and activities are tailored to each child about their likes and stage of development. Would 100% recommend!

Katie C

5 stars

03 May 2021

Our daughter is two and really enjoys nursery and has brilliant stories to tell. She eats well, the food sounds really healthy and is interesting. She is very happy at nursery and really likes the staff who look after her.

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

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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