Woodlands House Day Nursery & Pre-School, Idle

Situated next to the local park on Cross Road and within easy reach of main road links into Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate, Partou Woodlands House is an ideal day nursery choice for families in Idle, Simpson Green and Thackley.

Our long-standing team consists of highly qualified, caring practitioners who work exceptionally hard to create exciting, engaging environments where children can thrive every day.


Fun-filled learning activities tailored to the individual interests and needs

Extra-curricular activities including weekly football sessions with local coaches

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

A recently renovated front garden, providing a safe space for children to explore

Excellent parent partnerships with long-standing members of staff

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

Age Full Time
Weekly Rate
7:30am – 6:00pm
7:30am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 6:00pm
0 to 2 £281.00 £62.50 £38.50 £38.00
2+ £270.50 £61.50 £38.00 £36.00


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 £6.00 per morning session and £5.00 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £0.65 per morning session and £0.65 per afternoon session.

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Woodlands House
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01274 613614

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

Woodlands House, Cross Rd, Idle, Bradford BD10 9RU

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What families say?

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5 stars

15 April 2024

My little boy started Woodlands House several months ago and absolutely loves it. He has settled in really well and has learnt so much already. My little boy’s levels of confidence and independence have grown since starting. The staff are so welcoming and kind. We are extremely happy we chose this ...

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Claire K

5 stars

12 January 2024

Fabulous and welcoming place for children to be. Each staff member enjoys being there and engage the children in brilliant activities to help them learn. They know my child very well. Staff's wellbeing is held high and this feeds back into the enthusiasm in each room. Strong management team. I am ple...

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Beth T

5 stars

22 December 2023

We love Woodlands. They’ve helped us so much and our child has come on leaps and bounds since attending. The staff are so helpful and caring and genuinely want the best for the kids, great facilities and a lovely location. Really happy with our choice. Brilliant value for money and there’s always...

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Shannon B

5 stars

01 August 2023

Both my boys absolutely love Woodlands House. The staff are amazing and have great bonds with both of them. Both of them have come on leaps and bounds. Everyone is so kind and welcoming. I get excited to pick them up to find out what new activity they have done and love seeing the photos and watching...

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Georgia R

5 stars

12 April 2023

I couldn’t recommend this nursery enough! My little boy absolutely loves it here. The staff are nothing but kind, welcoming and just amazing people. The care they show to the children in all aspects is brilliant, my son comes home always smiling and has come on so much since going to the nursery. L...

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Alice C

5 stars

10 March 2023

My son loves going to nursery and gets so much out of his time there! I feel completely at ease knowing he's in such capable hands - he has a great relationship with all the staff and has lots of fun doing different activities and his confidence is really growing being there. Thank you!


5 stars

07 March 2023

Fantastic nursery my son has developed so much since he started in the baby room, now in the toddler room. The staff are very friendly, caring and knowledgeable. He really looks forward to going, I'd highly recommend.


5 stars

07 March 2023

I love seeing pictures and videos of my son through the secure app and also updating nursery on what my son has been doing at home. The nursery does lots of different activities which my son loves and also enjoys the wide variety of food and often has seconds. The nursery staff are all really good wi...

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Sophie R

5 stars

03 March 2023

My daughter thrives in the nursery setting, the staff are brilliant with the kids they always have been. She has developed so much confidence and become more independent since attending. My little boy attended prior to my daughter and he also loved every minute. The kids are always being challenged w...

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Katie C

5 stars

03 March 2023

Excellent nursery, our son loves it there. He’s recently moved from the baby room to the toddler room and it was done so smoothly that there was no upset whatsoever! The staff in both rooms have been great.


5 stars

03 March 2023

My daughter has loved being here since September. Even though she’s shy she loves going and always tells me who she likes. The staff always update me on anything that’s happened at the end of the day. She has progressed a lot with her speech since starting and is now starting to learn to write he...

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Sinead F

5 stars

03 March 2023

Couldn’t of sent our little boy to a better nursery. All of the girls are so lovely and will always go the extra mile for all of the children. Each day we receive a detailed handover and we are always happy to hear about the great themed days and lovely activities that the staff have planned!


5 stars

03 March 2023

Absolutely outstanding nursery. The staff are so polite and caring. My son really really loves going Tuesdays and Thursdays. Always there to help and give advice if needed. Really take time and care in their work. My son has really come on in his talking since starting here. Really recommend it to an...

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Rebecca W

5 stars

18 January 2023

Nursery do such a wide variety of activities with the children, the fact they ask what the children like and theme activities around this is great, the children are really given the options to be creative and explore. In my experience the staff let the children lead and I really like this approach. T...

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Rachel T

5 stars

16 January 2023

Fantastic nursery! The team are excellent and has a great connection with the children. My child has developed so much more since starting and loves going to see both staff and friends he has made. I would highly recommend them.

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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