Day Nursery & Pre-school Provision in Derby

Welcome to Thornhill Day Nursery Derby

At Thornhill Day Nursery in Derby, we know that one of the most important tasks for any parent in need of childcare is to find the right nursery or pre-school for your child. You’ll no doubt want your child to experience the best possible start in their early years’ and attend a nursery that will enable them to become confident young learners. Thornhill is a nursery designed with your child in mind.

Why Thornhill?

Our unique nursery provides children with learning environments like no other in Derby. Each age group receives a one-of-a-kind experience that will light up their curiosity, imagination, and inspire them to explore.

Located close to Royal Derby Hospital, Thornhill is ideally suited for staff working at the hospital, who are also eligible to receive a 10% discount as part of our NHS & Emergency Services discount.

Your child will experience a unique learning framework, known as ‘In the Moment Learning’. Your child will have the freedom to discover and learn about the things that interest them most. Learn more about In the Moment Learning here.

The carefully recruited team at Thornhill have been chosen based on their passion for supporting children to reach their full potential. Come and meet the team here!

Your child’s safety is of paramount importance to us. Our CCTV system provides extensive coverage throughout the nursery, and our fob system means that only staff can open our doors.

Keep tabs on what your child gets up to during a day at nursery through the ParentZone app. Staff will share regular updates, including moments of learning as well as sleep times, nappy changes, and more.

Our bespoke garden area has been professionally designed in such a way that children can’t help but want to get outdoors (come rain or shine) and stretch those little legs.


07:30 – 18:00


75 places,
full time and part-time sessions available


6 weeks – 5 years old

Book Your Visit to Thornhill

Arrange a visit to Thornhill to meet the Nursery Manager and find out all you need to know about Thornhill.

Contact Us

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Give us a call or drop us an email and a member of our friendly team will be in touch as soon as possible.


10 Thornhill Road (Off Albany Road)
DE22 3LX

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