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Welcome to Central Nursery School. Your call will be answered by Miss Jill Griffin or Miss Mary Edwards
Opening Times and Session Costs
Opening Times:8.00am - 6.00pm (parents can drop off from 7.30am)
Session Costs:£5.10 to £5.35 per hour booked within our published session times


We have a few spaces available for September in both of our classrooms.  We are offering Covid-safe visits for you and your child to have a look at our amazing spaces.


Please call the school to arrange to look round: 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

Central Nursery Tour

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Keeping children safe during the Covid-19 pandemic


  • We have grouped the children into small bubbles containing the same children and staff each day
  • We have limited access to the school to reduce the number of people everyone comes into contact with
  • Children have staggered starts and finish times
  • We are spending as much time as possible in our large open spaces to support social distancing
  • We are cleaning on a more regular basis
  • We have a comprehensive risk assessment approved by the local authority.  This includes robust procedures for dealing with any suspected case

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 Miss Mary Edwards

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

Requests for paper copies

Hardcopies of information displayed are available upon request.  As an eco-friendly school we would prefer to email documents where an email address is provided

Places available in our three year old class and limited places in our two year old class. Please email or phone 01332 342647 to secure a place.