Welcome to Dolphins Day Nursery

Dolphins Day Nursery have locations in Horsforth and Adel, providing high quality childcare in beautiful surroundings.    In Horsforth our children can start from 3 months old and we operate 51 weeks of the year.  In Adel our children start at 3 years old and we are open Term Time only offering full day care, before and after school care and holiday clubs.  Both Nurseries work in partnership with a local Primary School to provide wraparound care to 3-4 year olds.  We also offer places at Enchanted Forest Holiday Club, based at Adel offering a unique experience for children to play in natural surroundings.

Our aims and objectives are:

  • To care for each child’s individual needs
  • To connect children with nature
  • To ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • To create effective partnerships with parents
  • To retain our highly qualified staff
  • To create a happy working environment for staff, therefore increasing their enjoyment and commitment to their role
  • To encourage staff to further enhance their professional development
  • To continuously assess and evaluate the effectiveness of the provision we provide

“Children are settled, happy and motivated in their play. They show good levels of engagement, independence and curiosity and behave well; considering the needs of others when playing together.”

Ofsted (Horsforth) rated good in February 2013. View Ofsted Report.

Ofsted (Adel) rated Outstanding in November 2015. View Ofsted Report.

Outstanding Adel Nursery“I couldn’t sing the praises of the staff highly enough- it is their hard work, and cheerfulness that makes this nursery so good!”

Caitriona and Stephen

“Dolphins was our first experience of a nursery, as we are moving on we find that you have set the standard high in terms of nursery care and we can only hope that wherever we settle next will be as good.”