Day Nursery & Pre-school Provision in Derby

Here at Thornhill, we care for children between the ages of six weeks to five years. Each room has been lovingly designed to tailor to each age group.

Baby Room
(6 weeks to 12 months)

Designed for children from the innocent ages of 6 weeks to 12 months, our Baby Room provides the youngest in our care with a calm and soothing environment where they can feel safe, relaxed, and confident to begin exploring. From the soft play, a crawl-in sand tray, a pull-up mirror, and a cosy reading corner for those budding young readers, your baby will have everything they need and more. Babies at Thornhill even have access to a peaceful sleep room, where they can unwind and take a break from all the excitement.

First Steps Room
(12 months to 2 years)

Our First Steps Room is created exclusively for those children who are rapidly growing from infants into young children. Children here will have space and freedom to take their first steps, dabble in small world and role-play, and build on their motor skills. Not to mention the ever-so-tempting climbing frame that will provide your child with endless fun and adventure.

Toddler Room
(2 to 3 years)

Exploring and creating adventures is what being a toddler is all about, which is why our Toddler Room actively encourages the 2-to-3’s to do what they do best. Alongside using their imagination to play, children of this age begin to learn about sharing and how to play with others. It’s vital that our toddlers have access to a wide range of toys, resources, and activities, which is why this room is well-equipped for those busy young minds.

Pre-school Room
(3 to 5 years)

From creative constructions to wide-ranging interests, there’s always something unique and exciting happening in our Pre-school Room. Pre-school is the last step in your child’s early years of education. As children approach primary school age, our staff will help to prepare them for school and ensure they are ready for their next big step. Those children lucky enough to be in the Pre-school Room will benefit from ‘free-flow’ access, where they can take their adventures outdoors. There’s also a beautifully designed reading corner with a swinging chair where the children can enjoy their favourite stories.

The Garden

All children need time to stretch those little legs. Our garden gives all the children at Thornhill the chance to do this regularly. The great outdoors provides children with unique learning opportunities that just can’t be replicated indoors, that’s why we are committed to letting children roam around our garden every day- come rain or shine. Whether children feel the need to burn off some energy by running around or riding a trike, go on a hunt for insects, or explore whatever may take their fancy, there is always an adventure to be had in our garden at Thornhill.

Book Your Visit to Thornhill

Arrange a visit to Thornhill to meet the Nursery Manager, Olivia Howie, to find out all you need to know about Thornhill and tour the nursery.

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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