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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


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.

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 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

Now enrolling for January 2020