Dolphins Day Nursery at Horsforth is based in a beautiful setting on the grounds of West End Lane Primary School.  Established in 2004, in new purpose built accommodation,  the Nursery provides the highest quality childcare to children aged from 3 months to 5 years. All meals are cooked fresh, daily on the premises by our exceptional cook!

The Nursery is organised on an age groups basis, each located in an individual room.  The over 3’s room is led by a Higher Level Teaching Assistant supported by our Primary School Teacher who advises Dolphins Day Nursery on nursery based learning strategies.  Dolphins follow the EYFS guidelines which state that your child should have a ‘key person’  who is responsible for their daily care needs and putting together information on how your child is developing (for more information click EYFS Summary).


We work in partnership with the Primary School to provide wraparound child care for 3 and 4 year olds.  We offer free 15 hours childcare for 3 year olds and also government funded places for two year olds.  This is not available to all parents and is means tested.

The Nursery is open 51 weeks of the year closing for a week at Christmas and all bank holidays.  We also run our Enchanted Forest Holiday Club from our Adel Nursery in holiday weeks, this is open to any child between the age of 3 – 11 years.

Please feel free to visit between 9.30am and 3.00pm and we will be happy to show you round our wonderful Nursery.

Nicola MacGregor


Dolphins Day Nursery