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Childcare & Early Education

As the newest addition to the Derwent Stepping Stones family, our purpose-built Breadsall nursery rooms with dedicated outdoor space offer creative opportunities for children to explore, learn and develop. The expansive school grounds and forest garden enable learning within a natural environment.

The Derwent Stepping Stones Breadsall Hill Top nursery offers a high quality childcare service from 8.45am to 3.15pm for children aged 2, 3 and 4. Our staff will work with you to create a package of childcare that works for your family.

Our dedicated space within the school allows all of the children in the Breadsall Hill Top nursery to enjoy a bright and spacious environment indoors and lots of exciting activities outdoors. The forest garden in particular is a space where children can explore nature and their own abilities, and begin to understand our natural environment all year round. 

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is followed in our Breadsall nursery, with exciting and important activities developed to follow the children’s interests and nurture their development. Children have regular shared assessments and staff identify key next steps to support ongoing progression. Through this assessment, we can make sure each child is receiving what they need and has the best possible beginning to their early education, ready to embrace and enjoy primary school when the time comes.

Our highly qualified, graduate led team offer children aged 2, 3 and 4 years a fun and stimulating experience that supports them to build all of the skills that they need with a wide range of resources. The beautiful school grounds allow our team and the children to enjoy their early learning experience outdoors too, with plenty of fun games and activities.

Childcare is available as funded only sessions, funded with wrap around or purely fee paying. We work in partnership with the school nursery to offer the extended entitlement.

If you’d like to learn more about your options or come and see our wonderful Breadsall nursery facilities for yourself, please get in touch with us. We are very happy to help find the right childcare for your family.

To see full details of our admissions policy for the Derwent Stepping Stones Breadsall Hill Top nursery, please click here.

Derwent Stepping Stones @ Breadsall Hill Top
Breadsall Hill Top Primary School
St Andrews View
DE21 4ET

12 places for 2 year olds
16 places for 3 & 4 year olds

Opening Times:
8:45am - 3:15pm

Please be aware that times may change due to covid restrictions and guidelines.

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Explore, learn, discover.

The Derwent Stepping Stones Breadsall Hill Top nursery has been designed to be a cornerstone of early education within the Breadsall community. To learn more about our dedication to early education and how we give all children in our care the best early learning opportunities, explore the pages below.