Welcome to Carousel Nursery & Preschool, Upperthong, Holmfirth!

Our objectives ensure all children in our setting have the best possible start with opportunities to reach their full potential in all areas of learning. We achieve a high quality provision through play-based and child-led learning opportunities. Our core values will encourage children to be respectful, caring, confident and tolerant individuals.

Your child’s safety and enjoyment comes first.

We want every child to be inspired daily by the world around them whilst feeling safe and secure in a setting with a dedicated team of staff.

We believe safeguarding is of paramount importance and promote healthy and positive outcomes for all children in our care. Through strong parent partnerships we provide a stable and consistent environment in which children feel empowered to develop their own opinions and beliefs.

Outdoor Play

Carousel has a large garden thoughtfully landscaped to provide natural yet different areas where children can experience nature. We greatly encourage outdoor play, which underpins much of our learning.


We provide a strong team of trained practitioners who hold or are working towards a Level 3 qualification in childcare. We also have two Early Years Teachers.


Rising 3’s


We have three learning rooms each tailored to various age groups namely Babies and Toddlers, Rising Threes with finally Pre-School. Each room benefits from carefully selected resources and activities to encourage children’s exploration and learning. By the time children leave our care we hope they will be ‘school ready’ and set for the next step in their learning journey.

Award winning food menu

We have a gold award for our nursery menu. Meals are freshly cooked, each using locally sourced produce where possible. Menus change seasonally:

PDF logo Autumn Sample Menu 1
PDF logo Summer Sample Menu 2

Ofsted Accredited Nursery

We are currently rated ofsted good.

PDF logo Please see our latest ofsted report here.

We have a total of 25 places each day.

Strong partnership with Upperthong J. & I. School

Find out more information about  Upperthong Junior and Infant School, Holmfirth here.