Welcome to

Smarties Day Nursery

and Pre-School



At Smarties Day Nursery, Ripley, we have high expectations of all children and support their development to become life-long learners. Through our intuitive approach to childcare we support our parents by continuing the care and warmth their child is accustomed to at home and extend this into our setting.

It is important to us all at Smarties that a quality and flexible childcare service is provided for the local and surrounding communities so children develop a sense of belonging.

Our ethos is to harness the natural curiosity of a growing child and support them to expand their daily experiences and knowledge.


Working together with our parents is a priority to enable you to leave your child at Smarties Day Nursery with the knowledge we are providing the very best care.

"Parents are children´s first and most enduring educators. When parents and practitioners work together in the early years the results have a positive impact on children´s learning and development" EYFS (2008)

What our parents say...

We can’t quite believe that after four year our Son is getting ready for his last day at Smarties! He will miss you all so much! Thank you for being such wonderful teachers, mentors and friends to him, he has had such a wonderful time at nursery and has grown into a happy, polite and caring young boy, thanks to you all.

Parents, Harrogate