How to apply Highfield Pre-School and Nursery

How to apply to Highfield Pre-School & Nursery Harrogate

Highfield Pre-School is a leading independent Nursery in Harrogate.  Children are able to join us from the age of 2 and most will stay with us until they join school at the age of 4 when they move on to our Prep School section.  We understand that children develop at different rates and so we don’t set any development criteria, such as toilet training, for joining us.

Children can join us at any point in the year subject to availability of places and sessions and we normally recommend applying for a place as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

The application process for our Pre-School nursery is less formal than that of our other schools, but is based around the following stages:

  • Parental Visit : We normally recommend a personal visit with the Head of EYFS, as a first step.  This will give you the opportunity to view the nursery facilities; meet other members of staff; meet the children and get a feel for life at Highfield Pre-School.
  • Registration : Once you’ve visited, we’ll ask you to complete a Registration Form to confirm that you would like to proceed with an application and to indicate the sessions that you would like to attend.

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  • Offer : Once we’ve confirmed the availability of sessions, we’ll send you an offer of a place at Highfield Pre-School for the sessions that you have requested.
  • Acceptance : To confirm that you would like to accept the place, simply return the Acceptance Form to us together with your deposit and then your place will be secured.
  • Welcome Session : Prior to joining, we’ll invite you and your child to attend a Welcome Session, or Sessions if you’d prefer, at Pre-School so that you and your child can spend some time settling in; meeting the staff and meeting the other children.

To find out more about joining Highfield Pre-School or to arrange a personal visit, please contact our Admissions Team direct on 01423 537045 or email  Alternatively, please feel free to complete the form below.


    Name of child *

    Date of birth *

    Name of parent *

    Contact email address *

    Contact telephone number *

    How did you hear about our school?*

    Enquiry details *

    How will we use your information?
    We collect, store and use your personal data in line with the General Data Protection Regulations. We’ll use your data to contact you in relation to your enquiry about our school; to invite you to attend relevant events about joining our school such as Open Mornings; and to process your child's application to join our family of schools. We may contact you by post, email, telephone or text message. Data may be shared with companies and individuals contracted by us to carry out specific projects on behalf of the Harrogate Ladies' College. We will never sell your data to anyone.

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    By submitting this form, you confirm that you are happy for us to use your data for these purposes. Please contact the Admissions Office on 01423 537045, or email if you have any questions regarding your data and how we might use it. You have the right to change your preferences at any time.


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