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Harrogate HG3 2JG

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Feb 6, 2017
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Magic Tree Nursery celebrates its 10th Birthday

An ‘outstanding’ Harrogate nursery is celebrating its 10th birthday – and is calling on its children past and present to share their memories to help mark the special milestone.

Magic Tree Nursery, part of independent co-educational prep school Belmont Grosvenor, based at Swarcliffe Hall, Birstwith, Harrogate, opened its doors in January 2007 to provide all-year-round childcare for the under 2s.

Over the past 10 years the nursery, which is open throughout the year and sees many of its children moving on to join Belmont Grosvenor School, has evolved and grown.

Rated ‘outstanding’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), children at Magic Tree benefit from its setting in 20-acres of grounds – enjoying indoor and outdoor play including the school’s woodland Forest Schools area.

To celebrate Magic Tree’s 10th birthday, staff cut a specially-designed cake and invited four Year 6 Belmont Grosvenor pupils – who joined Magic Tree as babies before moving onto the prep school - to mark the occasion.

The day care nursery is planning a big summer party on Saturday 17 June for current, former and potential new children to enjoy.

Headteacher at Belmont Grosvenor School, Mrs Jane Merriman, and Deputy Nursery Manager Helen Green helped cut the birthday cake – and praised the ‘outstanding’ Magic Tree Nursery.

“The Magic Tree Nursery is a unique provision in an idyllic rural location and it has been an absolute privilege for myself and staff to see tiny babies who start with us in nursery grow and develop into young, confident people ready to take on the world,” said Mrs Merriman.

And the school is calling on families past and present to share their memories of Magic Tree Nursery during the past decade which will form part of a birthday display.

Anyone wanting more information about Magic Tree Nursery and Belmont Grosvenor School should visit the website at or any former nursery children who would like to be involved in the celebrations should contact Caroline Cook, PR manager, on


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