About Us

Children in nursery

Buxton Nursery was opened in 2002 on the premises of Buxton Infant School (which was also assessed as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2010/2011); we are a private nursery working in partnership with a state school. We have facilities for children aged from three months to five years.

We have access to all of the school's facilities and encourage our children to take an interest in school activities and to participate where appropriate. We have individual use of the playgrounds, gardens and school hall.

We run standard nursery sessions which coincide with the school day as much as possible. The morning session runs from 8:45am until 11:45am and the afternoon session runs from 12:45pm until 3:45pm. However, nursery is open from 8am until 6pm and we can accommodate children for any period between those times.

We are open for 50 weeks a year, the only closures being over Christmas / New Year and Bank Holidays. Children can attend nursery on a term time only basis or all year round. Before school, after school and during school holidays we can also care for the older brothers and sisters of nursery children (up to 7 years of age).

Children in nursery

Our ethos is simple for the children in our care. We believe that attitudes cannot be taught: they have to be learnt by example. Rules are simple and introduced at an early age. Enthusiasm, acceptance of change, persistence, sharing, caring for others, courtesy and respect are all positively encouraged.

In order to meet the individual needs of a child the nursery may work with and seek advice from a number of external professionals such as a speech and language therapist or health colleagues to support the child. The nursery will use its knowledge of The Local Offer in order to find the best possible support for a child. Please see the following link for more details:

Derbyshire Local Offer

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