• About Greenglade Day Nursery and Forest School

    We hope you enjoy viewing our website and that you gain an understanding of how Greenglade can provide a safe, exciting and inspirational learning environment for your child.

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We are a unique family owned, Scandinavian inspired, Day Nursery and Forest School based in the centre of Hipperholme, near Halifax. We first opened in March 2003 and have continued to grow and develop ever since. We are completely independent and not part of any chain of nurseries or larger organisation. We emphasise the value that nature can bring to children and their physical, intellectual and emotional development and wellbeing. Whether this be through learning outside in the woods or incorporated into the design and layout of the Nursery itself.

We pride ourselves on being truly transparent in the way we work with parents, respecting them as partners, whilst supporting their children to become healthy, confident and resilient learners eager to fulfil their true potential.

Our experienced team

We have a well established and professional staff group, supported by a competent and experienced senior management team. To maintain quality and continuity of care, we always have more staff on duty than Ofsted minimum staffing ratios require, enabling us to cover for staff holidays and sickness at short notice. All our staff are permanently contracted employees of the Nursery.

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Our facilities

Whilst children attending Nursery spend lots of time outdoors playing, learning and exploring the natural environment, we recognised that the quality of our indoor environment is of equal importance. Internally, the Nursery has been completely redesigned to meet our Scandinavian Forest School philosophy. We have deliberately ensured that the Nursery is bright, light and spacious.

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Come & visit us

If you are looking for a place for your child, then please come and visit us. We have a completely open-door policy. No prior appointment is necessary. There is always someone available to show you around the Nursery from 07:30 to 18:00 each weekday.

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Visit our fees page for more information on Full Day Care, School Age Child places, School Holiday Club and guidance for Funded Children and Help for Parents towards the cost of childcare.

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Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 7.30am - 6pm*
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

*arrangements can be made to care for children from 7am to 7pm

Stay in the know!

There is always lots of things happening at Nursery. We use this blog to help parents keep up to date with what is happening at Nursery, find out about progress with things we have planned and all the new things we are planning for the future.


We understand that parents will have a lot of questions they want to ask us when they come to visit and look around our nursery. In order to save parents time, we have listed all the questions that have been most frequently asked by parents.

Greenglade Day Nursery & Forest School
Denholme Gate Road
Hipperholme, Halifax

Phone : 01422 200123
Email: info@greengladeforestschool.com

GREENGLADE™ is a registered trademark in the UK in the name of Hipperholme Day Nurseries Ltd.