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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


Hello and welcome to the SEND section of the website.

Our SENDCo is Miss Helen Watson (BEd Hons and National SENDCo Award)

She can be contacted by e-mail at or by telephone

01332 342647 (Central) 01332 371769 (Ashgate)

Our aim is to support and help our children's development, on a physical, emotional and educational level, encouraging them to achieve the best they possibly can. From building confidence to socialising with peers to taking steps unaided and developing communication - every child has different abilities and needs and is encouraged at every stage by our dedicated teams. We work closely with parents, carers and other professionals to ensure that each child's needs are fully met.
Each child has a dedicated Key worker, an individual plan, and the appropriate resources, environment and strategies used to maximise their development and progress. We take an holistic approach, examining all aspects of a child's needs and thinking how we can improve and tailor the provision for each individual. We observe, assess, plan and implement targets alongside reviewing progress and provision continually for all our children. Learning at our nurseries is active, responsive to children's needs, positively managed and fun for all.
We are committed to inclusion; working with children with SEND alongside mainstream children in all situations as far as is safe and practicable. We enable our children to build the confidence, independence and skills they need to help them start school - mainstream or special education - and also provide all the assistance required to make the transition as smooth and successful as possible.

To see Derby City Council's local offer please click here

If you have a child with additional needs and you would like to find out more about what we and the local authority can offer please do contact us. We would be very happy to meet with you, show you around, discuss your child's needs and how we can help.
Please ensure we have your correct contact details at the office.