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Welcome to The Orange Tree Day Nursery @ Derby 'Where Children Blossom'

Derby Nursery

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A welcome letter from the Proprietor

I am a mum of four children and understand the difficult, emotional and challenging decision you are about to make. The Orange Tree Day Nurseries are small family orientated nurseries where we believe that each child deserves only the very best care and learning opportunities. We understand that your child is unique, so our passionate, experienced and highly skilled nursery team will be committed to working with you to meet your child's individual needs.

​We will always listen to you, work with you and respect your wishes so that we can provide a seamless approach to ensuring your child learns and is happy and has fun whilst at nursery.

Please feel welcome to call us at anytime to arrange a visit, we look forward to meeting you ...


Jacqui Mason- Proprietor

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Welcome To The Orange Tree Day Nursery @ Derby

Come with us and see what it is like in our Nursery. Explore the different rooms and look at what we get up to and all the fun we have!



Our Baby Suite

Baby Music.jpgOur beautiful Baby Suite is a place of peace and tranquillity where your baby will be treasured and nurtured by passionate highly skilled practitioners.  Babies are constantly stimulated with music and singing, sensory experiences and heuristic play.  

Babies have their own protected out door space where they can play in the fresh air whilst watching the older children at play.

Our cook provides healthy nutritious meals which are planned carefully to specifically  meet our babies dietary needs.

Our Wise Owls Early Years Unit for 3-5 Year Olds

Our Pre-School  is led by a qualified teacher, activities are planned to incorporate play led learning whilst continuing to focus on your child's emotional needs. We strive to encourage your child to develop confidence, independence and to be sociable and happy.  Skills that will enable them to ask questions, find the answers and have the ability to manage future challenges. Our low 1:8 staff ratios will ensure your child has one to one adult attention should they require support.  By capturing your child's interest and enthusiasm together we will see them flourish.  

Our IT Suite encourages children to develop skills and a sound understanding of  how to use technology and gadgets.

Life Outdoors

DSC_4255.jpgOur Nursery is blessed with an amazing outdoor space which provides fantastic learning and challenging opportunities to our children.  Children enjoy being outdoors in all weather, they enjoy building snowmen in the Winter, sweeping and collecting leaves in the Autumn and picnics and sports days in the Spring and SStoke Outside.jpgummer.

Children learn about their environment, bird watching, nature trails, and growing their own vegetables.  

The outdoor equipment provides physical challenge and our sportd sessions sessions promote childrens gross motor skills and co-ordination.

Out of School & Holiday Club

Cheering Children.jpgWe all know that childcare doesn't stop when your child goes to school and it can be necessary to arrange care for them before and/or after school and also in the holidays when you still have to work.

Our out of school areas have been designed specifically for children who attend school and when school is out can relax with friends, take part in some fun activities and enjoy trips to places of interest.  Children are able to access our amazing outdoor space at all times.

We offer breakfast club from 7:30am and then take the children safely to school.  After school we will collect your child and provide their tea.  Our holiday club is available for various sessions including mornings, afternoons, full days, short days or full weeks to suit your requirement.

Activities/Parent Partnership

During the very difficult times of the Covid-19 pandemic we have been setting small tasks to keep our children learning and having fun at home.

Here are some of the activities we set!

Parent Testimonials

"The Orange Tree Day Nursery is an absolutely fantastic nursery.  After a bad experience and moving our son form another nursery, The Orange Tree has been our saving grace.  The staff are wonderful.  From the moment we walked in to look around they were welcoming, friendly and so professional.  They have put so much effort into getting to know our son and making him feel safe and happy.  If our son has a wobble at drop off in the morning, the staff have gone out of their way to calm and distract him and have really put my mind at rest. The staff make excellent use of the EYlog and we use it regularly at home too.  I can't explian how lovely it is to receive photos and videos of our son having so much fun at nursery whilst we are at work! Katie (Mother of child)

"My daughter has started at The Orange Tree Day Nursery and right from the beginning I loved the feel of the nursery!  My daughter is still settling in and it is a difficult time for parents to leave their little world with someone else but I don't feel anxious about leaving her"! Eldon Millward (Mother of child)

"My little boy Geoarge attends twice a week.  He's in the baby unit and the staff are amazing.  He's only been there a few weeks but he is building great relationships with the staff. The team makes us feel more settled about our little one going to nurserysmileyAll the staff at the nursery are great.  Nothing is too much trouble and they are very friendly". Charlotte Jackson (Mother of child)

Our little boy started at The Orange Tree Day Nursery this month. He's just turned 1 and has never spent more than an hour or two away from me so naturally he was very upset to to start with.  However, within a week he was happily going over to his key worker on arrival. Three weeks in he's settled enough to nap there (something we even have difficulty with at home) and I cannot praise the staff enough.  Dad does all the drop offs and pick ups so I love the daily diary and EyLog - it is great being able to see how he's getting on and communicate with the staff, even though I don't see them.  They have also catered brilliantly to his dietry requirements.  Overall, a fantastic transition to nursery and we couldn'e be happier. Kelly S (Mother of child)



How to Find Us

The nursery is located in a beautiful setting where children can experience amazing outdoor challenges with opportunities to explore and learn about nature and the environment in which they live. The nursery is situated on Duffield Road a convenient five minute walk from the centre of Derby. The nursery provides a private car park area for safe drop off and collection of children.