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YMCA Stepping Stones Nursery St Marks Road

The light and spacious rooms at our Ofsted rated ‘Good’ nursery on St Marks Road in Derby, offer opportunities for children to explore, learn and develop in a creative environment. Our children thrive under the guidance and care of our highly skilled team with lots of exciting and important activities, indoors and outdoors. Our forest garden, which was developed in 2018 by our partners at Pattonair, allows children to explore nature and to understand our environment all year round.

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is followed in all rooms with activities developed that follow the children’s interests. Resources are in line with the curriculum and used effectively to create amazing learning experiences. Children have regular shared assessments and staff identify next steps to support ongoing progression. Our highly qualified, graduate-led 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 learning.

During term time, we operate a before and after school club for children aged 5-14, with drop-off and collection from local schools. During school holidays, our Holiday Club opens from 7.30am – 6pm. We plan a full programme of seasonal activities including crafts, cooking and sports.

YMCA Stepping Stones, St Mark’s Rd, Chaddesden, Derby DE21 6AH



01332 372245

Our Rooms


6 weeks to 2 years

18 places for children aged 6 weeks to 2 years


2 – 3 years old

36 places for children aged 2-3 years

Bumble Bees

3 – 4 years old

51 places for children aged 3-4 years

Breakfast, After School & Holiday Club

Our Testimonials 

“As soon as Holly saw the room she would be in, I could tell by her face it was where she wanted to play. It was bright and welcoming, and the staff were extremely nice. ”

Holly’s Mum


“Staff are knowledgeable and skilled. They have support to complete professional qualifications, but also have training that is relevant to the needs of the children.”



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Important Information

Please read the important information regarding our nursery below, to ensure your child has everything they need.

Paying for your Childcare

We have a number of flexible options when planning the best childcare to suit your family, and the same is true of the nursery fees at all of our Derby settings.


All childcare and nursery fees must be paid in advance, but you can make payments by cash or card at Reception, by standing order directly to our bank account or by card over the phone. 


We have a Safeguarding and Child protection policy in place that provide clear guidance on the actions required if a safeguarding/child protection issue to arise. A copy of our policy is available on request.

Our Designated Safeguarding Officers are:

St Marks Road
Jenny Seagrave
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Natalie Woodhouse
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

01332 372245

St James Centre
Donna Marrow
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Karen Lacey
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


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