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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:£5.50 to £5.70 per hour booked within our published session times

Our Federation Curriculum

At CAN Schools’ Federation we are dedicated to outdoor learning and children making sense of the world around them. With the largest grounds for any Derby City Maintained nursery, we offer a unique experience in a naturally stimulating environment. At CAN schools’ Federation, we surround our children with nature. During sessions children have the opportunity to jump in puddles, make mud pies and imaginative potions, brush and feed the animals, collect eggs from the chickens, smell flowers, rain and campfires, listen to bird song, the cracking of ice and the wind in the trees.

We grow fruit, vegetables and flowers and our children get involved in harvesting, preparing and cooking their own snacks, lunch and teas as well as naturally healthy treats for our school farm animals.

We believe the closer to nature a child is the happier they will be and the more they will learn. We believe children have hundreds of ways of expressing themselves, and our inspiring environment is their third teacher (Loris Malaguzzi).

We are an experienced, fully committed staff, who go the extra mile. Educating children throughout the Early Years is our passion!

                        Education: an adventure to be enjoyed!

Our Federation Curriculum Goals

Our Curriculum and Assessment Policy

We are now enrolling for September 2022 - Please get in touch to find out more and book a tour.