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Pre Prep and Nursery Life at Bankfield

Children are able to join Bankfield Nursery and Pre Prep School in the heart of Harrogate, from 2 years of age and progress through until they join school. We understand that children develop at different rates so we don’t set any development milestones or conditions for joining Bankfield.

For further information about joining Bankfield Nursery and Pre School, please visit the Admissions Section of our site.

Bankfield Nursery & Pre Prep Year Groups

Children are arranged within Bankfield by academic year groups, or cohorts, so that they spend the majority of their time developing, playing and forming friendships alongside the children that they will start school with:

  • Nursery 1 – for children who will start school in 3 years time

  • Nursery 2 – for children who will start school in 2 years time

  • Pre-Prep – for children who will start school in the next academic year

Bankfield Sessions

The day is arranged around morning and afternoon sessions with lunch in between (to find out more about our excellent home cooked, hot lunches please visit the Pastoral Care section of our site.)

We understand that family life can be hectic and sometimes unpredictable, so we let you choose the number of sessions per week and the length of sessions that will suit you and your family, subject to availability.

  • Morning session – choice of either 8am-12pm or 9am-12pm

  • Lunch –12-1pm (available for children staying all day, or just part of the day)

  • Afternoon session – choice of either 1pm-6pm, 1pm-5pm or 1pm-4pm

(Please note that our standard morning and afternoon sessions run from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, with optional breakfast club from 8am-9am and after school club from 4pm-6pm) 

Bankfield Daily Timetable

While no two days in Bankfield Nursery and Pre Prep are ever quite the same, life is based around a daily routine. Children enjoy this structured approach and it enables us to ensure that children experience a balanced programme of activities and development, regardless of which sessions they attend. 

Holiday Care

Our term dates are aligned with Highfield Prep School and Harrogate Ladies’ College. Outside of our standard term time, we have an optional Holiday Programme.