01332 372245
enquiries@derwentsteppingstones.co.uk

At St Marks Road, we offer a very flexible service from 8am to 6pm and early drops from 7:30am are available on request. Staff will work with you to create a session plan that works for your family.

Our highly qualified team offer children aged 0-14 years a fun and stimulating experience that supports them to build the skills they need for the next stage of their early learning.

The setting was purpose built in 2006 and has high quality indoor and outdoor play areas. Resources align with the Early Years Foundation Stage and the team use these resources effectively to create amazing learning experiences.

St Marks Road was inspected by Ofsted in December 2015 and achieved a rating of Good. The full report can be found here.

Address

Derwent Stepping Stones

St Marks Road

Derby

DE21 6AH

Telephone

01332 372245

There are 128 full day places available in the following rooms:

Baby Unit

18 places for children under 2 years of age.

Nursery

Mermaids: 24 places for children aged 2-3. Open 9am - 4:30pm
Starfish: 24 places for children aged 2-3. Open 8am - 6pm

Pre-School

Penguins: 18 places for children aged 3-5. Open 8am - 6pm
Dolphins: 18 places for children aged 3-5. Open 9am - 5pm

Out of Schools

Breakfast: After school and holiday club for children aged 5-14. Collection from Derwent, Roe Farm, Breadshall Hilltop and Beaufort Primary Schools.

Places are available for parents and carers working full time or part time or for childcare on top of any funded sessions.

St Marks Road delivers the free 15 hour childcare (Flexible Early Education Entitlement) for eligible children aged 2 years old and for all children aged 3-5. Sessions are available flexibly to meet families' needs including:

5 x 3 hour sessions
2 x 6 hour sessions plus 1 x 3 hour session
2 x 7 1/2 hour sessions
3 x 5 hour sessions

For many families, returning to work or from maternity leave means a big change to family life, our team are experienced in what this means for you both emotionally and financially. During the first few weeks as you and your child adapt to your new routine, we will ensure communication is exchanged more regularly which may include photographs of your child playing happily with their peers. If you are applying for working tax credit, this quite often takes a little while to sort, we will work with you to provide information and support with flexibility of payments whilst everything is sorted.

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.

Address

Derwent Stepping Stones

St Marks Road

Derby

DE21 6AH

Telephone

01332 372245

Find directions here.

OFSTED Report can be found here.

Parent Information Booklet can be found here.

Janet Holland

Acting Nursery Manager

Level 7 Post Graduate Qualification in Early Childhood Studies

Jenny Seagrave

Deputy Nursery Manager

Level 3 NVQ Early Years Care and Education

Bev Frakes

Room Manager

Level 3 NVQ Early Years Care and Education

Natalie Woodhouse

Room Manager

Level 3 BTEC in Early Years

Teresa Ashton

Nursery Officer

Level 3 NVQ Children's Care, Learning and Development

Vicky Mihulka

Nursery Officer

Level 3 NVQ Children's Care, Learning and Development

Kirsty Sharpe

Nursery Officer

Level 3 NVQ Children's Care, Learning and Development

Rudi Lowe

Nursery Officer

Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce

Jacky Blakemore

Nursery Officer

Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce

Kayleigh Edwards

Nursery Officer

Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce

Shannon Tivey

Nursery Officer

Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce

Bernie McCauley

Nursery Officer

Level 3 NVQ Early Years Care and Education

Jurgita Martisiene

Nursery Officer

Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce

Laura Thornhill

Apprentice Nursery Officer

Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People's Workforce

Danielle Hithersay

Apprentice Nursery Officer

Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce

Kyra Wightman

Apprentice Nursery Officer

Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People's Workforce

Lynsey McDonald

Relief Nursery Officer

Unqualified

Georgina Lewis

Apprentice Nursery Officer

Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People's Workforce

Chloe Armstrong

Apprentice Nursery Officer

Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People's Workforce

Alicia Goodman

Apprentice Nursery Officer

Unqualified

Abby Dunn

Apprentice Nursery Officer

Unqualified

Marisha Bowler

Apprentice Nursery Officer

Unqualified