Day nursery in Derby

Chelsey Taylor

Hello, I’m Chelsey and I joined Incredible Kids in September 2016 and have been working as a Room Leader and Deputy Manager at our Ashby nursery. In March 2018 I was delighted to accept the promotion of Manager for our Derby nursery and look forward to a new challenge, with new families.

I very quickly decided that this was a company in which I wanted to grow and develop within professionally. I bring with me a wealth of experiences working as a Nursery Nurse, Room Leader, SENCO, Safeguarding Lead and a Deputy Manager alongside my qualifications including a BA (Hons) integrated Working with Children and their Families.

I am extremely passionate about childcare and I am motivated to provide truly amazing childcare and happiness to the children, families and staff. With this in mind I’m really excited about working in partnership with all of our families and Staff in Derby.

Our Rooms

Here at Derby we are a 91-place nursery and offer:

  • 24 places within our Baby Room
  • 31 places within our Toddler Room
  • 36 places within our Pre-School Room

The structure of our Baby Room is open plan and can accommodate children aged 12 weeks – 24months. It is brilliantly designed into different areas including a safe crawl area for the babies and space to explore for the older ones. All of our furniture and resources are of high quality, purchased from Community Playthings.

We provide Formula Milk for Babies up to 1 year old.

We have a Key Person system in which every child is allocated a Key Person who meet individuals’ needs based on their home routine.

The children are provided with a daily diary which staff complete every session to inform you of how your child has been during the day, what activities they have been doing and what they have eaten. All Staff will also ensure a full hand over takes place upon collection.

The ratio of Staff to children within this room is 1:3 to ensure the highest level of care for all children, and always time for lots of cuddles!

Our self-contained Baby Room includes:

  • Safe crawl area
  • Hard-Floor area for Messy play / Meal Times
  • Flexible Open play area (includes a Black & White area, loose parts play & dedicated Sensory Room)
  • Access to Outdoor area
  • Self-contained Milk Kitchen
  • Separate Sleep area with Cots & Sleep Beds (Observation windows are fitted to monitor sleeping children)
  • 2 x Changing areas

This is a free flowing room with access to an outdoor area. The Staff within this unit plan structured activities that are inviting and, age & stage appropriate following the guidelines of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The ratio of Staff to children within this room is 1:4 to ensure a high quality of care and enabling small group activities to take place. We have a Key Person system in which every child is allocated a Key Person. At the end of the day a member of Staff will give you a full hand over of what activities your child has been taking part in, what they have eaten, if they have slept etc. This information will also be written in their daily diaries.

Our self-contained Toddler Room includes:

  • Free flow Outdoor area (includes a growing area)
  • Hard-Floor area for Messy play / Meal Times
  • Flexible Open play area (includes a Home Corner, Dressing Up and Music & Movement area)
  • Cosy area
  • Sleep area
  • Changing area & Toilet facilities for those who are potty training

We have a more structured routine within Pre-School including circle time, self-registration, small group activities etc. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage as a guide to plan age appropriate activities and next steps for each child.

Within Pre-School we begin to introduce school readiness and promote independence. During meal times we have self-service, and in a morning, we have self-registration.

Throughout the day your child will have access to a variety of adult led activities, in conjunction with free choice play, where they can choose what they wish to do/play with.

Pre-School has a fantastic free flow outside area which they can access throughout the day whenever they choose.

Each child will have a Key Person who will individually plan activities and next steps for them.

The ratio of Staff to children in this room is 1:8, this allows Staff to provide high quality care of small groups.

Our self-contained Pre-School Room includes:

  • Viewing Pane
  • Free flow Outdoor area (includes a growing area, Balancing Beam, Wormery and Story Teller Chair)
  • Messy play area
  • Flexible Open play area (includes a Home Corner, Dressing Up and Music & Movement area)
  • Conservatory housing our Book Corner & Cosy area
  • Toilet facilities
  • Access to Information and Communication Technology

Parent Testimonials

Meet the cook


My name is Fran, I have worked for the nursery since 2008 as a nursery assistant and covering in the kitchen. I took over as the full time cook in December 2017. I thoroughly enjoy seeing the children enjoy their meals and seeing them taste and learn about new foods.

Food at Incredible Kids

Contact Us

We want you to be 100% sure that Incredible Kids Day Nursery is the right nursery for your child. Our friendly and experienced team would be pleased to answer any questions that you may have as well as arranging a visit to the nursery

Incredible Kids Day Nursery Derby
2 Royal Scot Road
Pride Park
DE24 8AJ

Get driving directions

Our location is in the heart of Derby City Centre, next to Derby Train Station and only moments from major Roads including the A52, A50, M1, A6 and A38.

We are open 07:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday excluding public Bank Holidays. We close for 1 week over the Christmas period.

Extra-curricular activities

Zoo Lab –

ZooLab are all about working with animals to amaze, educate, inspire – and reach defined goals. In everything they do, animals are at the centre of things.

Their rangers visit settings to provide animal handling experiences to children, bringing them closer to nature, and stimulate an interest in science, nature and learning.

Download our latest Ofsted report here (opens as PDF)

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