Derwent Stepping Stones began in 1988 with a group of women in the Derwent area who were unable to work due to the cost and availability of childcare locally. By coming together, these women ensured that affordable and flexible childcare was available in their community for all families to benefit from.
We are a long standing, well established and highly respected organisation, working in partnership with local communities to deliver high quality and effective services. We were Derby’s first community business, combining being a Limited Company and a voluntary organisation in order to provide the local area with flexible childcare and nursery places for all families, and exciting career opportunities to those pursuing a career in childcare. For over 20 years we have continued to strive for early education and local families, and we plan to keep doing so for many more years to come.