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Childcare & Early Education

Derwent Stepping Stones at St James Centre nursery in Normanton, Derby is a valuable hub of high quality and flexible childcare in the community. With available places from 8.30am to 4.30pm, our staff are here to help you find childcare that works for your family.

Our St James Centre nursery was originally created to support the English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners within the local community, but today it is open to all families in the area looking for flexible childcare for children aged 12 weeks to 4 years. The DSS @ St James Centre nursery in Normanton has both funded and fee paying sessions available, and our staff will work with you to create a package of childcare and early education that suits the needs of your family.

Our skilled team at the nursery have a wide range of early learning resources right at their fingertips. They help all of the children in their care to develop the skills they need for the next stage of their education, working with children who speak many different languages and come from different cultural backgrounds. For parents who are studying in St James Centre with Derby College’s ESOL classes, the childcare we provide is on-site, so that they can focus on their studies with peace of mind that their children are well cared for. Ofsted graded us as Good at the last inspection in December 2016.

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is followed in all rooms with activities developed that follow the children’s interests. Children have regular shared assessments and staff identify key next steps to support ongoing progression. Our highly qualified, graduate led team offer children a fun and stimulating experience that supports them to build the skills they need for the next stage of their early learning.

If you’d like to learn more about your childcare options at DSS @ St James Centre nursery in Normanton, or if would like to book a visit to our lovely local facilities, please get in touch. We would be very happy to help you find childcare to suit the needs of your family.

To see full details of our admissions policy for the Derwent Stepping Stones at St James Centre in Normanton, please click here.

DSS @ St James Centre
St James Centre
Malcolm St
Normanton
Derby
DE23 8LU

Bumble bees:
15 places for children aged 6 weeks to 2 years

Caterpillars:
16 places for children aged 2-3 years

Butterflies:
24 places for children aged 3-4 years

Opening Times:
8:30am - 4:30pm

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

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Supporting the community is why our DSS @ St James Centre nursery in Normanton began, but important early education is why we are still here. Take a look at the pages below to learn more about our dedication to early learning and how we provide the best opportunities to the children we care for.