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Welcome to Central Nursery School. Your call will be answered by Miss Jill Griffin or Mrs Sue Robson
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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


'Central Community Nursery School is a special place.  It is an inclusive, warm setting where children thrive.  Staff know all the children well and want the very best for them.'

Ofsted March 2023

Please call the school to arrange to a visit for you and your child to have a look at our amazing spaces: 01332 342647

Central is Derby's oldest, purpose built nursery, established in 1938. The stimulating inside areas and variety of beautiful outdoor gardens give children spaces to explore. We believe every child is capable of great success. What our children experience and discover at nursery develops their love of learning and the solid foundations that will be built upon throughout their lives. Therefore we believe it is essential that the experiences we provide are of the highest quality.


Our website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you require any further information or would like to arrange a visit.


Kind regards

             Mrs Helen Fearn

'Adults make sure that children feel comfortable and safe, so they are able to take the next step in their learning'

Ofsted March 2023

Central Nursery Tour

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'Children behave really well. They receive lots of positive praise.

Expectations are clear and consistent. Children play nicely with each other.

Staff encourage good manners. Children are polite and respectful'

Ofsted March 2023


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Term Dates


For our current term dates please click here

Where are we?


We are located on Nuns Street not far from Five Lamps

43 Nuns Street



01332 342647

Your call will be answered by Miss Jill Griffin or Mrs Sue Robson

Parking is available in our car park.  Please set your SatNav to DE1 3SX

email us on



Our school SENDCo is Miss Helen Watson.  You can contact her on


For more information about SEND at Central Nursery click here to visit the SEND page

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