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'Education: an adventure to be enjoyed'
Welcome to the CAN Schools Federation. We are two well-established, teacher-led nursery schools supporting children and families in Derby.
Opening Times and Session Costs
Opening Times:8.00am - 6.00pm (parents can drop off from 7.30am)
Session Costs:£4.75 to £5.00 per hour booked within our published session times


Welcome to our Governors’ section

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Vacancy on the Governing Body


We currently have a vacancy for a co-opted governor.  If you are interested please complete the reply slip and return to either school office or email for the attention of Claire Spink, clerk to the governors at

Name Role Governor Type
Mrs Helen Fearn Head teacher  
Mrs Christine Merrick Chair Local Authority
Mrs Sue Bradley Chair of Finance Committee Co-opted
Ms Chiara Laiena   Co-opted
Mrs Tracey Chidlow   Co-opted
Mrs Serena Gilzean-Hughes   Parent
Mrs Luisa Richardson   Co-opted
Mr Chris Wynn   Co-opted
Ms Rachael Snowdon-Poole   Parent
Ms Helen Watson   Co-opted
Miss Emily Dale   Co-opted
Ms Brenda Whittaker   Co-opted
Vacancy   Co-opted
Vacancy   Co-opted
Vacancy   Co-opted




Mrs Claire Spink - Clerk to the Governors
Welcome back! Please ensure we have your correct contact details at the office.