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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:£5.00 to £5.25 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 for Parent Governor

We have a vacancy for a parent governor from Ashgate Nursery School. If you would like to join our governing body read the letter below.

Thank you

Contacting the Governing Body


You can contact the governing body via Claire Spink, Clerk to the Governors at


Or the Chair of Governors on


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
Miss Emily Dale   Co-opted
Vacancy   Parent
Mr Andrew Gilmour   Co-opted
Ms Brenda Whittaker   Co-opted
Mrs Tyler Jackson   Parent
Ms Helen Watson   Staff
Vacancy   Co-opted
Vacancy   Co-opted



Mrs Claire Spink - Clerk to the Governors
Enjoy the half term break!