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Ribblesdale Nursery School and Cascades Childcare


Welcome to Ribblesdale Nursery School and Cascades Nursery School.


We are the only maintained Local Authority Nursery School in the Ribble Valley and were established in 1950. We are a small friendly highly qualified team led by Qualified Teachers with years of experience and specialism in educating children in their early years. Children learn more in their early years than at any other stage in their life. Therefore we realise how important it is for children of this age to be able to access high quality experiences, opportunities and environments in order for them to succeed and grow to become inquisitive lifelong learners. We provide a flexible offer of both 15 hours universal and 30 hours extended for children who are three and four years.


We know that coming to Nursery is often a child’s first experience away from their family; we therefore aim to provide a stimulating, challenging environment, which is a warm and friendly extension of home. Our highly experienced team are dedicated to providing a warm and welcoming environment where every child and adult is valued, listened to and supported. We are so lucky to have such a fantastic setting and we really want your child’s time here to be memorable and filled with enjoyment. We aim for all children to develop a real love of life and learning and to fill them full of confidence ready for all the demands the future brings.


Cascades Childcare is a separate organisation and is run through a voluntary management committee. This means any profits are directed back into the setting. The childcare facility was set up to provide quality and affordable childcare for the community. We offer childcare from 6 months until your child goes on to Primary School. Cascades also provides wrap around care and a holiday club for the Nursery School children so we are able to offer both term time and all year provision.