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Life at Magic Tree Nursery near Harrogate

What makes life at Magic Tree so magical?

Our ‘outstanding’ Magic Tree Nursery is based in the old stables block of Swarcliffe Hall – but is as far removed from its former use as can possibly be imagined!

It’s bright, colourful, and welcoming, with its own dedicated area for our under 2s which has been specially designed to meet their needs and encourage them to enjoy our exciting, ever-changing range of free-flow activities.


Nursery activities

Nursery represents an important stage in a child’s development where they establish the foundations of their learning and memories are created.

Our daily routine at Magic Tree ensures all children enjoy a wide range of activities using both the indoor space and outdoor environment.

Based on the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, each child’s development focuses on Communication, Physical and Social skills, before moving onto Numeracy and Literacy.

Creativity is nurtured through a diverse selection of materials and resources and children’s understanding of themselves and the world around them is developed.

Children can enjoy age-appropriate specialised subjects within the school day including French, swimming, and Magical Musicalrama.

Harrogate nursery opening hours

Opening hours

Magic Tree Nursery is open all year round, Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.

Nursery is closed on Bank Holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year.

Harrogate nursery inspection report

Inspection report

Belmont Grosvenor School is regularly inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

The latest whole school report was published in January 2018 and BGS achieved the ISI’s highest possible accolades, 'Excellent' and 'Outstanding' in both age ranges inspected - under twos and two to 11 years.  

Click here to view our 'Outstanding' inspection report.

Nursery integration with Belmont Grosvenor School

Integration with BGS

The transition between Pre-School and ‘Big School’ is an important time of change for both children and parents and preparing our children, both academically and emotionally, is an important aspect of life at Magic Tree.

With strong links to all schools in the local area, the majority of our children go on to join Belmont Grosvenor and to help this transition Pre-Reception children are automatically allocated a place in our school’s Reception class and children benefit from this continuity.

Harrogate nursery fees

Nursery fees


Nursery Fees from 01/09/2022

Session  From  Until  Under 2 years per session   Over 2 years per session  Extra 1/2 Hours  
 Full Day 8am 6pm  £72.50 £64.00  £5.00
 School Day 8:30am 3:30pm   £58.00 £51.50  £5.00
 Morning 8am Midday   £37.00 £34.00  £5.00
 Afternoon 1pm 5pm   £37.00 £34.00  £5.00

Harrogate nursery practitioners

The Team

We're proud of our committed team of well qualified and experienced nursery staff at Magic Tree. Pictured is our  Nursery Manager Jo Henderson.

To view a full list of staff members please click on the button.