01332 372245

At St James Centre we offer a flexible service from 9am to 4.30pm. Staff will work with you to create a session plan that works for your family.

Our highly qualified team offers children aged 0-4 years a fun and stimulating experience that supports them to build the skills they need for their next stage of learning. We have staff who can speak Russian, Slovakian, Punjabi, Spanish and Urdu to support your child’s communication development and support your families’ needs.

St James Centre was inspected by Ofsted in December 2016 and achieved a grading of GOOD. The full report can be found here.


Derwent Stepping Stones @ SJC

St James Centre

Malcolm St



DE23 8LU


M: 07590 418779

There are 55 places on site in the following rooms:

Baby Unit

Bumble bees: 15 places for children aged 0-2 1/2 years.


Caterpillars: 16 places for children aged 2-3 years.


Butterflies: 24 places for children aged 3-5 years.

St James Centre delivers free 15 hours childcare, (Flexible Early Education Entitlement) for eligible children aged 2 years old. Universal funding for all 3 & 4 year olds the term after the third birthday and extended entitlement for working parents of 30 hours per week, and for all children aged 3-5. Sessions are available flexibly to meet families' needs including:

9:00am - 12:00pm x 5 mornings
9:30am - 12:30pm x 5 mornings
9:30am - 2:30pm x 3 days
10:00am - 3:00pm x 3 days
1:00pm - 4:00pm x 5 afternoons
1:30pm - 4:30pm x 5 afternoons

We provide funded places for children whose parents attend ESOL classes through Derby College, staff are happy to support funding applications.

To find out if you are eligible for free childcare, please contact The Family Information Service on 01332 640758. You can also check online from the comfort of your own home by visiting the Free Childcare Check here. Or the Childcare Choices website available here.

Find directions here.

OFSTED Report can be found here.

Parent Information Booklet is available on request.

Kelly Kinson

Site Manager

Level 3 NVQ Children's Care, Learning and Development

Salma Sharif

Lead Nursery Officer

Level 3 NVQ Children's Care, Learning and Development

Jana Smolejova

Nursery Officer

Level 3 NVQ Children's Care, Learning and Development

Lauren Mosley

Apprentice Nursery Officer


Donna Morrow

Nursery Officer

Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce

Amy Porter

Nursery Officer

Level 3 NVQ Children's Care, Learning and Development