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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



Safeguarding is at the heart of our practice, it is everybody's priority. The head teacher is the designated person with responsibility for safeguarding throughout the school. Below you can find our safeguarding policy which is reviewed and updated each year.

If you are concerned about a child or want further support please contact:

Mrs Helen Fearn or Miss Helen Watson on 01332 342647 for Central Nursery or 01332 371769 for Ashgate Nursery.

Our Safeguarding Governors are Ms Brenda Whittaker and Miss Jessica Freeman, they are contactable through the school telephone numbers above.


At Central and Ashgate Nurseries we all treat each other with respect. We are a community of learners who face challenges together, collaborate and learn together.


At Central and Ashgate Nurseries we know that children will learn best when they attend. We strive for all children to gain 100% attendance and support families in this shared goal.

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Click on the link below to access our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

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