A PRIVATE nursery in Burley-in-Wharfedale is celebrating the news they have won a Day Nurseries Top 20 Nursery Award 2019.

The award highlights the most recommended nurseries in each region of the UK, with Esscroft Private Nursery in Ilkley Road coming in the top 20 in Yorkshire. “We are truly delighted with the news,” said Georgina Wilkinson, Preschool Teacher and Leader.

Aime Lister, Nursery Room Leader, added: “We would really like to thank our parents for the kinds reviews enabling us to win this award.”

The nursery was previously run for over 25 years by founder and owner, Mrs Anna Kouvatsos, who died in 2017.

Since then, her daughter Maria, along with a strong staff team, have continued Mrs Kouvatsos’ legacy in providing quality childcare for children from Ilkley, Ben Rhydding, Burley in Wharfedale, Menston and Otley.

With new manager Ellen Ogley in post, there are now plans to open a new baby provision. “This new facility will enable us to cater for families with children from three months old and is something parents have been longing for.”

The new baby provision will open from September 2019. Interested families can email ess croftnursery@outlook.com.