Derwent Stepping Stones is a key partner in the Derwent Children's Centre.
We provide childcare in our Nursery, support and advice for people going into work, and individual empowerment and fulfilment through our Training Department.
Our building on St Mark's Road also has fantastic facilities which can be hired by residents, businesses and agencies.
Derwent Stepping Stones is an organisation passionate about the Derwent community and the needs of local families; we are flexible, responsive to local needs and continually innovating in terms of service development. We currently have 38 staff and 9 volunteers all totally committed to our work and believe strongly that what we do really does make a difference.
Our organisation has three main departments serving primarily the Derwent community in Derby.
We are open 51 weeks per year, excluding Bank Holidays. We only close between Christmas and New Year
We are part of the Derwent Childrens' Centre, working closely with Beaufort School, this means we are taking an active role in the Government’s 10 year childcare strategy to enable all families with children from 0-4 years to have access to affordable, flexible, high quality childcare.
The Childrens' Centre services aim to:
More information can be found at www.hm-treasury.gov.uk in Choice for Parents, the best start for children: a ten year strategy for childcare (2004)