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
15 places for children aged 6 weeks to 2 years
16 places for children aged 2-3 years
24 places for children aged 3-4 years
8:30am - 4:30pm
Please be aware that times may change due to covid restrictions and guidelines.
As a whole the nursery is a very welcoming and positive environment - all the staff are lovely and eager to help.Viktorija’s mum
Thank you so much for all the kindness and support you have given to me and my daughter.
Thank you for teaching 2 of my children, I couldn’t have asked for better staff and environment - we will miss you all.Alesha & Josh’s mum