Our Aims And Team

  • Funded nursery places in Chesterfield

    At Daisy Chain Day Nursery, we offer funded places, supporting the Government’s up to 30 hours funded childcare scheme. Our welcoming nursery in Chesterfield provides children from ages 3 months to 5 years with a stimulating, caring and safe environment to develop and learn within. Below is more detail about our aims, ethos and curriculum at the nursery, and to find out more, or to discuss registering your child for a place, please contact us.

  • Our aims and ethos

    At Daisy Chain Day Nursery in Chesterfield, we strive to provide children with a caring and safe environment to grow, learn and have fun. Our curriculum is designed to nurture the many skills that children are born with. We integrate academic, social, emotional, physical and creative development. Our staff provide children with opportunities to learn at their own pace and become confident and independent. Our qualified staff provide children with an innovative and educational way of learning and help them to become responsible and to promote self-confidence and independence. Our nursery is divided into three different rooms, catering for the different needs of the children we care for (3 months – 5 years old).

  • Providing an environment where every child can thrive

    We aim to provide children with a curriculum that is stimulating, enjoyable and flexible. We believe that children learn best through play and through interaction with their surroundings. Our teaching methods encourage a positive attitude towards learning, independence and curiosity.

    We offer a wide range of activities to stimulate every child’s learning and our nursery is home to modern equipment and resources for the children. We understand that each child is unique and encourage children to take things at their own pace.

  • Qualified and Experienced Nursery Staff

    At Daisy Chain Day Nursery in Chesterfield, we understand that the early years are crucial for your child; a caring teacher is an integral part of your child’s early years nursery and pre-school experience. Each teacher at Daisy Chain recognises the important role they play in encouraging your child’s zest for learning. All our teaching staff are qualified and well trained and provide a safe, warm, caring and stimulating environment for your children to grow and develop in.

    We also have a dedicated SENCO team member who focusses on implementing and maintaining the care, education and well-being of children who join us with additional needs. To discuss your child’s individual requirements, or to find out more about our team or curriculum, please contact our nursery.

  • Meet the Daisy Chain Day Nursery Team

  • Angela Cancellara

    Nursery Managing Director

    Angela has over 40 years’ experience of working with children. This experience ranges from firstly working as a qualified nanny and Nursery Nurse and latterly as a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse, working as Ward Sister on a busy paediatric ward. During this time she was responsible for teaching her ward staff basic/advanced life support and various other medical procedures, as well as the day to day running of the ward.

  • Maria Martin

    Nursery Business Director

    Maria has experience of being a working parent. She has three children and over 30 years of experience managing people, leading teams and working in business environments.

    To arrange a visit to our nursery, or to find out more about our early years childcare services, please contact us.


  • Meet Our Staff

    With education and experience in early childhood care
    • Angela
      Owner & Nursery Manager
    • Maria
      Owner & Business Manager
    • Gemma
      Baby Room Leader
    • Aimie
      Baby Room Leader
    • Kelly
      Toddler Room Leader
    • Amanda
      Pre-School Leader
    • Michel
      Nursery House Keeper
    • Lauren M
      Nursery Practitioner
    • Charlotte
      Nursery Practitioner
    • Lauren B
      Nursery Practitioner
    • Aimee
      Nursery Practitioner
    • Grace
      Nursery Pracitioner
    • Faith
      Nursery Practitioner
    • Fran
      Nursery Practitioner
    • Sydney
      Nursery Practitioner
    • Oliwia
      Nursery Practitioner
    • “Brilliant nursery and preschool. Both my children attended Daisy Chain Day Nursery. Their learning experience was amazing and the children are always happy. The staff are approachable, friendly and always available to answer any questions.”

      - EmmaL, June 2019
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

    Emergency Paediatric First Aid

    Level 3 Award

  • Ofsted Registered EY366226

  • Qualsafe Awards

    Safeguarding And Protecting Children, Young People And Adults At Risk

    Level 2 Award