Safehands Day Nursery & Pre-School, Harrogate

Set in a magnificent Edwardian building and located in the quiet Duchy Estate, Partou Safehands Day Nursery and Pre-School provides high quality early years care and education to families in Harrogate.

Our large, spacious playrooms are filled with exciting areas and inspiring activities that encourage children to learn and develop their key, fundamental skills.

Facilities

Large, spacious playrooms with dedicated free-flow play areas which encourage independence for pre-school children

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 learning environments with filled with fun equipment that can be explored in all weather

Private on-site parking, making it easy for parents to visit, pick up and drop off their little ones

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
8:00am – 6:00pm
Morning
8:00am – 1:00pm
Afternoon
1:00pm – 6:00pm
£326.50 £68.00 £42.75 £42.25

 

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 £10.75 per morning session and £8.50 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £1.25 per morning session and £1.25 per afternoon session.

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Safehands
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01423 525544

Open Mon - Fri, 8.00am to 6.00pm

Abbotsford House, 15 Kent Road, Harrogate, HG1 2LH

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What families say?

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A S

4 stars

04 January 2024

Since the new manager took over there seems to be a really good energy about the nursery. There are lots of new initiatives and it feels like the team are trying hard to bring a great experience. The nativity in particular was so lovely and clearly everyone had worked hard preparing it.

Danika F

5 stars

27 April 2023

My child has learnt a lot at nursery and the staff have always been a great support to myself and helping my child learn. It's a really good nursery he's met the best teachers and friends in his time here and we will miss them all, my child will miss everyone. Thank you for all the hard work.

Michelle J

5 stars

27 April 2023

My little girl has been attending Safehands for three years. She loves attending twice a week, is always happy at drop off and never wants to leave! Her key workers have been great, especially in preschool. One lady is amazing with the children. My little girl adores her! There's great outdoor space...

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Francesca B

5 stars

27 April 2023

My daughter has been attending Safehands Day Nursery now for two months and has settled in really well. She was very unsettled to begin with, but the staff were very understanding and consistent and she has now formed secure attachments with her room leaders and is very happy to go into nursery. I'...

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J M

5 stars

27 April 2023

Friendly staff. Large outdoor area. I have a happy child at drop-off and collection. Always have plenty of feedback from staff and emails. Love looking at pictures on the online journal. Love how they have made friends with the other children.

E B

5 stars

27 April 2023

Amazing nursery with enthusiastic, kind, caring and approachable staff. Rooms are always tidy and set up for the children. My son absolutely loves going and really enjoys the outdoor play. He has built amazing bonds with the staff and always has a smile on his face when I pick him up.

S T

5 stars

27 April 2023

My son has been at SafeHands for four months and absolutely loves it. He is well taken care of. He’s very comfortable with all staff who make an effort to get to know all of the children, even if they aren’t the usual caregivers for them. He spends lots of time outside, doing messy play and readi...

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J W

5 stars

27 April 2023

My girls are always well looked after by the staff at Safehands. My girls love coming to the nursery as they love their key workers! I know my girls are in safe hands when they go to nursery as the staff are always on the ball with them!

Louise W

5 stars

27 April 2023

Our 1-year-old and 2-year-old have settled in well at Safehands. Thank you to all the team for being so welcoming and kind. We would recommend it to all our friends. We really appreciate seeing the photos you add to the app of the kids doing activities and playing.

Z G

5 stars

27 April 2023

Fantastic nursery! My eldest attended here and now my youngest does too! Staff are all so friendly and I love all the different activities they do with the children, my little boy has really come on in his development since starting here and he is always so happy to be at nursery!

M L

5 stars

24 April 2023

We are so happy with our nursery (Safehands). Our little boy loves going there and looks forward to all the different activities they do. We love it when he brings home new artwork he created or new skills he has learnt. The staff are so helpful and friendly; they really make my little boy feel at ...

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R B

5 stars

24 April 2023

The nursery has been good with my son and he has done really well and has met all his targets with the help of the staff. I can’t thank them enough for all they have done for my family. My children have loved being at nursery and playing with all their friends.

Pippa D-A

5 stars

03 March 2021

My children love Safehands Day Nursery and are always excited to go! They have amazing bonds with the staff and have great fun whilst here. I have seen my children come on so much since joining the Safehands Day Nursery family and I'm so grateful. The activities are amazing, the outdoor area is fanta...

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Charlotte R

5 stars

25 February 2021

I can't recommend Safehands enough! My son has been attending since he was 7-months-old (Jan 2019), and he has loved it from day one. The staff, in particular, are amazing and incredibly welcoming, and always provide a full update on his day when he is collected. The communication is excellent, and w...

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Kirsty M

5 stars

23 February 2021

A home from home! Any troubles we have in regards to pre-school or nursery, the team are happy to listen and help. Amazing team. Great environment. We have been at the nursery for nearly 4-years and have not just seen the kids grow, but the staff has also grown and become apart of our lives. Thank yo...

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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.

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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