Nursery provision – Derwent Stepping Stones

Helping create astronauts and rockstars


From October 3rd 2022, Derwent Stepping Stones has become part of the YMCA Derbyshire family.

Derwent Stepping Stones nurseries will form the 0-4 early years element within the YMCA Derbyshire Lifelong Learning provision

We will be striving to ensure families in our local communities can gain access to sustainable, high-quality, flexible, and affordable childcare. This will be initially from the current Derwent Stepping Stones sites on St Marks Road in the Derwent ward and St James Centre in the Normanton ward. In the future, our aim is to expand into new areas across Derby and Derbyshire as opportunities arise.

About Derwent Stepping Stones


We believe that early education is the foundation for lifelong learning. Derwent Stepping Stones nurseries strive to combine local and affordable childcare with outstanding early learning to give children the best start on their educational journey.

Originally established in 1988, Derwent Stepping Stones began with a group of women who came together when they were unable to work due to a lack of affordable, local childcare. Since that day, community has remained at the heart of everything we do. We deeply care about and support the communities in which we work, providing high quality early education and local childcare to families, and opportunities and traineeships for young people wanting to develop a rewarding career in childcare.

Our locations have modern facilities and an engaging and creative learning programme, we are able to help as many families as we can in and around Derby city. If you think Derwent Stepping Stones might be the solution to your local childcare needs, we’d love to speak with you and discuss the variety of affordable and flexible childcare packages we have available.

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