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Children in Copmanthorpe

Copmanthorpe has extensive facilities for children, from nurseries to primary and junior schools with ‘before school’ and ‘after school’ clubs. The village falls within the catchment area of Tadcaster Grammar School.

Nurseries and Playgroups:

  • Panda Playgroup is a registered charity, established over 25 years and is OFSTED registered.  It is a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance and part of the Copmanthorpe Early Years Partnership
  • Sessions run Monday to Thursday from 09:00 to 12:00 during term time in the WI Hall for children from two years old following the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • A Lunch Club runs on Tuesdays from 12:00 to 13:00, also in the WI Hall 
  • Panda Playgroup Plus – runs on Tuesdays from 13:00 to 15:30 for children aged over three to help them prepare for the transition to school in the WI Hall
  • For admission enquiries please contact Lex Travis on 01904 641066 

  • Panda Playgroup – ‘Tiny Tots’ – a drop in session for mums/dads with little ones (birth to 18 months).
    • Tuesday mornings from 9:15 to 11:15 in the Metodist Church Hall
  • Panda Playgroup – ‘Sticky Mitts’ – a drop in session for mums/dads with toddlers (18 months +) with craft and age appropriate play
    • Monday mornings from 9:15 to 11:15 in the Methodist Church Hall
  • Panda Playgroup – ‘All Age’ sessions, the best of Tiny Tots and Sticky Mitts
    • Wednesday mornings from 9:15 to 11:15 in the Methodists Church Hall
  • For enquiries please contact Sharron Little on 01904 705186 or visit the website:

  • Quackers Play Group – for children aged from two years to school age.
    • Open from 8:45am to 3:15pm during school trerm time
    • Copmanthorpe School, Low Green, Copmanthorpe
    • Contact Menna Godfrey on 07976 016058
  • Quackettes
    • Carers and toddlers meeting on Thursdays from 8:45am to 11:00am
    • Contact Menna Godfrey on 07976 016058


Copmanthorpe Primary & Junior School

NSPCC Helpline

  • You can contact the NSPCC Helpline free and anonymously on 0808 800 5000 or
  • The NSPCC Helpline is an important source of information for local children’s services teams.
    They estimate that one in three serious referrals they make to local authorities are about children they didn’t already know about
  • Please click here for more information: helpline_editorial_02.pdf