Our premises

Our pre-school is situated in a modernised Victorian building at the beginning of Queen’s Road, just off Wells Road. We are a ‘pack away’ pre-school and our building use is shared with the Quakers and the wider community. It is located close to the moor and town centre and within a mile and a half of the four local state schools.

Indoors are 3 rooms:

Our main room, is large, light and spacious, and mostly used for free-flow activities. Core areas set out each day are:

  • The Home Corner;
  • The Quiet Corner;
  • Exploration, Construction and Investigation Stations;
  • The Dressing-Up Rail;
  • Desktop PC suite to develop the children’s I.T. skills.

The ‘Quiet Room’ is small and cosy where we have:

  • ‘Show & Tell’,
  • Story-time, and
  • Smaller activities.

The third room is a space for Messy Play with at least three daily activities of:

  • Painting,
  • Play dough,
  • Mark-Making.

Also in this room we have cooking and baking activities regularly throughout the year.


There is a large, secure, grassed area with a circular paved track, bird table, paved sitting and play area, benches, maintained flower beds and vegetable garden. Stone steps with a safety gate and hand rail lead from the garden to an enclosed tarmac area at ground level with a water tray and a permanent wooden play house.


  • Low level sink and cloakroom area for the children
  • 3 toilets – girls, boys, and a large disabled.
  • Secure, gated kitchen area inc. fridge, cooker, microwave and kettle.
  • Wheelchair and pushchair access.
Ilkley Preschool Playgroup

Our large garden with circular paved track.

Ilkley Preschool Playgroup

Our main play room is large, light and spacious.

Ilkley Pre-school Playgroup

Ilkley Pre-school Playgroup from Queen’s Road.