Most of us wish we were a few years younger again, but The Ark makes us wish we were four! This magical nursery in Mytholmroyd offers the best childcare you could want for your children, which means they’ll have the best chance of leading happy and healthy lives right from the word go.

With three OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ ratings under its belt, you know that standards here are high. Things like experienced staff, a safe environment and all the right equipment and accreditations go without saying. What really makes this place special is some of the wonderful extras you don’t always find elsewhere, like a sensory room, library, dining room and even a sports hall. With fresh meals cooked on site in the five-star kitchen, the children are extremely well-nourished.

There’s also a brilliant outdoor play area on site and a woodland space nearby for the children to play and learn in. The Ark even provides special Forest School and Woodland Explorer sessions, perfect for helping children develop everything from outdoor safety and confidence to better concentration and social skills.

If it’s a baby you need a place for, don’t worry, there’s a lovely dedicated baby area with a ratio of just two babies for each carer. The low-level windows make the room light and airy, and allow the babies to see the changing weather and wildlife across the valley. The room also boasts a quiet sleep room, with relaxing music and twinkling lights creating a peaceful and restful atmosphere. And before you ask, sorry, it’s a no…frazzled parents can’t book in!