Welcome to Portland Nurseries
We are a family-owned group of private day nurseries in Huddersfield passionate about delivering the highest quality of care and education to children.
We provide a happy, nurturing and stimulating environment where each child is individually supported to develop to their full potential.
We have four day nurseries in Huddersfield – Harlequin (Edgerton), Holly Bank (Birkby), Oakwood House Forest School (Edgerton) and Portland House (Lindley) - each with its own individual character.
We have been providing outstanding childcare in Huddersfield for over 30 years during which time we have looked after generations of families and become the benchmark for childcare in Huddersfield.
We are proud to be at the heart of the community and have strong links with schools, charities and community groups.
Our ethos focusses on outdoor activities, children’s health and learning through play and our experienced team of highly trained and qualified early years educators ensure your child receives the very best start in life.
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Harlequin Nursery in Edgerton
Harlequin is one of our Ofsted Outstanding day nurseries in Huddersfield. It is small and homely and staffed by our award-winning team.
Conveniently located on the A629 Halifax Road in Edgerton, it has open-plan play areas with rooms that lead directly onto the gardens allowing children and staff safe and easy access outdoors.
We take a Forest School approach to our outdoor learning making Harlequin with its woodland surroundings the ideal place for your child to explore, play, learn and grow both indoors and outdoors.
Holly Bank Nursery in Birkby
Holly Bank is a well-established Huddersfield day nursery tucked away in a quiet, leafy part of Birkby, just off Halifax Road (A629).
Every room is light and spacious and contains the highest quality resources for your child’s learning, play and growth.
Holly Bank’s experienced, SENCO-trained staff create an inclusive environment for all children and are experts at guiding and nurturing your child on their learning journey, whatever their needs
Holly Bank’s large play area with its mud kitchen, willow den and other natural resources helps us maintain our Forest School approach meaning your child remains happy and engaged in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Oakwood House Forest School in Edgerton
Set in a former Edgerton villa with its own woodland and mature gardens area, Oakwood House Forest school focuses on outdoor learning and play to encourage your child to explore, grow and discover.
A well-established Ofsted outstanding day nursery in Huddersfield, Oakwood’s inside areas are light and spacious with resources made from natural, sustainable materials to reflect the outdoor environment.
Our experienced and qualified staff help children reach their potential through imaginative play that develops creativity and keeps them physically active and healthy.
Portland House Nursery in Lindley
Portland House is one of the best-loved and established day nurseries in Huddersfield. It was the first one in our group and has been setting the benchmark in childcare in Huddersfield for 30 years.
Run by experienced and qualified staff, Portland House in a detached stone residence in Lindley and all our rooms are large, light and airy with resources made from natural materials.
The self-contained garden and outside play area has many fun spaces with trees houses, oak tree tunnels and Hobbit dens – and even a big wooden pirate ship - for the children to explore, learn and use their imagination.