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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


School policies cover every aspect of school life. Below are some of our most important policies for your reference. If you want to know our policy on something that is not listed, please ask the school office.

Bio-metric Information of Pupils

The schools do not use bio-metric information

The behaviour policy has been updated and replaced with a relationships policy.  This was approved at governors on 23 March

Central and Ashgate Nurseries take privacy seriously.  All governors, volunteers and work experience students are asked to read the Confidentiality Policy and complete the relevant agreement page.  A paper copy will be available in school for you to sign.
Click here for the curriculum pages which include the school's Early Years Teaching and Learning Policy
If you have a complaint that cannot be dealt with in school, please contact the Chair of Governors on

For complaints regarding SEND provision please look at the SEND policy for each school within each school's SEND page


Ashgate - click here


Central - click here

Data Protection 2021

As the UK transitional arrangements expired on 31 December 2020, there are some practical changes for Data Protection and the GDPR.

To comply with the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 please note that every policy, notice and procedural guide that refers to ‘GDPR’ shall now be read as ‘UK GDPR’.

The rights, responsibilities and data protection that the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR are not changed. Our procedures and arrangements will not change.

If you have any queries please contact Helen Fearn

Data Protection Policies

For freedom of information requests please contact Claire Spink, School Business Manager:

  • Central Nursery,

43, Nuns St, Derby DE1 3LR.  01332 342647

  • Ashgate Nursery,

18, Stepping Lane, Derby, DE1 1GJ. 01332 371769

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