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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.
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Opening Times and Session Costs
Opening Times:8.00am - 6.00pm (parents can drop off from 7.30am - additional charge applies)
Session Costs:£6.50 to £7.00 per hour booked within our published session times


If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

We offer a range of sessions to suit all requirements.

Select the start and finish time you want.

If you need more than your funded hours then sessions can be paid for.

We charge a small registration fee to secure your place.  This is refundable off your first month's invoice.

You will also be asked to pay for your first month's charges before your child starts nursery.

How to apply for Central or Ashgate Nursery:

You can fill an online application form in here

Or you can download an application form for the school you are interested in.


Or you can call into the school to collect a form

Please return the form to the school you want your child to attend.


Please visit the admissions page for the school you are interested in for information on charges and session times



We do not have a school uniform at our nurseries. We do however advise that you dress your child in clothes that you are happy for them to have adventures in (we often get muddy!)

New baby room opening in September. Please get in touch to find out more and book a place.