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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


We believe that mealtime is an important part of a child's social development.  All meals are served as family style dining with children eating in small groups with their peers.  Meals are planned to offer a nutritional balance across the week.


Children are gently encouraged to try any new foods in a calm and safe environment.


Served between 7.30 and 9.00 to all children attending our dawn sessions.

Breakfast is prepared in house and children can choose from a range of

  • Cereals
  • Porridge
  • Toast with a choice of spreads
  • Fresh fruit



Lunch is prepared and served by Chartwells who have the current contract for all school lunches in Derby City schools.

Lunch is served between 12.00 and 1.00 in our dining area.


Tea is prepared in house and served to all children staying after 4.00.

Staff prepare food with the children and meals are eaten in family style dining.


Snack is available throughout the sessions.

We offer a range of healthy snacks including the following

  • Fresh fruit and vegetables are always available.
  • Toast
  • Crackers
  • Rice cakes
  • Breadsticks


Children often bake and cook during the sessions and will eat what they have made for snack

  • Stir fry
  • Soup made with fresh vegetables from our garden
  • Eggs from our chickens
  • Homemade biscuits
  • plus lots more!


We ask for a small contribution per session towards snack and baking


Milk or water is available to drink throughout the session.

For current prices please see our session times and charges leaflet.  Follow the link below.
Please see our Policies page for the latest Charging Policy
Please ensure we have your correct contact details at the office.