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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

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register my child for nursery?


You can register your child for either nursery by phoning the school.  Or you can download a registration form and return it to the nursery you want your child to attend.

All children and their parents will be invited to make an appointment to visit their chosen nursery.  We feel it is important for you to meet us and for us to meet you and your child. You will have the opportunity to ask lots of questions and you and your child will get to see the nursery and meet the staff.

What are your opening times?


We are open from 8.00 am (drop off from 7.30 am) to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday, 49 weeks of the year.

For more information on our session times and charges click here to visit our Admission page.

We offer a flexible range of start times and finish times to allow you to use your funding to suit you.

The times you offer aren't quite what I want, can I drop off and pick up at any time?


Our session start and finish times are fixed.  Funding allocation and charges will be calculated based on the whole session that your child is booked in for.  Sessions are planned to give your child the maximum opportunities to access the range of activities that make up the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.  We encourage you to stick to the session times.

We understand that there are situations when you need to drop your child off late, or pick up early.  Please let us know in advance if this applies to you.

What if I am late?


Please let us know as soon as possible by telephone or email.  There is a link to report absence on each school's website.


If your child is late being dropped off for a morning or day session we will need to know whether to order a meal for them.  Please let us know by 9.15 am


If your child does not arrive for a session that they are booked in to then we will phone you and all the named adults on your child's admission form.  In some circumstances there may also be the need to contact social services or the police.


If you are late collecting your child at the end of a session then there will be a late charge applied in line with our latest charging policy.

Please ensure we have your correct contact details at the office.