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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

Two Year Olds

Two Year Old Funding is changing!


Over the next two years funding for two year olds is expanding.

More families will qualify.


Please click on the document below to find out more.

Until then the existing arrangements still apply:

Nursery Education Sessions – 2 year olds

You can claim a free place for your child if you receive one or more of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance

  • Employment Support Allowance

  • National Asylum Support Service

  • Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit and/or Working Tax Credit if income is £16,190 or less

  • The child is looked after by Derby City Council

  • Your child has a disability and you claim PIP, DLA or have an EHCP in place

You can apply through Derby City Council.  Click on the link below

or phone the Families Information Service on 01332 642610 or 642609


You can start claiming up to 15 hours when your child turns two. The date you can claim will depend on when your child’s birthday is.


Child’s birthday Start date
1 Jan – 31 Mar the beginning of the term on or after 1 April
1 Apr – 31 Aug the beginning of the term on or after 1 September
1 Sep – 31 Dec the beginning of the term on or after 1 January


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