Chesterfield's friendly and welcoming pre-school
  • At around 3 years of age, your child will move to our pre-school rooms, where they are encouraged to learn through direct experience within an environment that is both caring and stimulating. Our pre-school rooms promote learning and prepare children for life at school. Funded pre-school places are available at Daisy Chain Day Nursery in Chesterfield, contact our team to find out more about enrolling your little one.

  • Giving Your Child The Head Start They Deserve

    Our pre-school rooms feature low sinks, tables and chairs where children work on activities, preparing them for a school, learning based environment. All learning materials and toys are displayed on accessible shelves; these elements allow independence and help develop motor skills within children. All of our rooms here at Daisy Chain Day Nursery are warm, welcoming and well-organised, making children feel at home.

    We aim to promote learning, activity and development within all children and ensure that we provide the physical resources to allow this to happen in our rooms. We expect children to value one another as individuals, to take pride in their achievements and show consideration for the environment that they share.

    Daily routine encourages independence and self-confidence, and discipline is also considered important in the nursery; we encourage children to behave within acceptable boundaries. We work in partnership with parents and carers to ensure that every child is equipped with the necessary skills to successfully transition from nursery to school.

  • Pre-school Learning and Development Areas:

    • Communication and language
    • Letters and sounds with literacy activities
    • Mathematical activities
    • Social and emotional development
    • Creativity, expressive arts and music
    • Physical development and movement
    • Understanding the world
  • Pre-school Funding

    At Daisy Chain Day Nursery in Chesterfield we are an approved childcare provider, supporting the Government’s scheme of providing funded childcare places. All 3 and 4 year olds can access 15 hours of government funded childcare a week for 38 weeks of the year, and subject to eligibility, working parents can claim 30 hours a week, for 38 weeks of the year (total of 1140 hours).

    Check the eligibility requirements via the government links provided below and submit your application if you are eligible. Subject to availability, we can then allocate your child a funded pre-school place.


  • Making The Transition To Pre-school Smooth

    Whether your child attending pre-school is their first experience of time away from home and from you, or they’re progressing from our toddler room, pre-school can seem like a big step and can bring home the realisation that your little one is growing up, and fast! Here at Daisy Chain Day Nursery in Chesterfield we do everything we can to ensure the transition is smooth and every child is happy.

    Pre-school is a valuable experience for children, and prepares them in the best way possible for starting school. We work in partnership with parents/carers and provide daily updates, term progress reports and more to enable you to keep a track on your child’s development, well-being and learning. For any further questions about our pre-school, to arrange a visit or register for a place, please call our nursery and speak to a member of our team.

    • Baby Room

      We offer full and part time care for babies aged from 3 months at Daisy Chain Day Nursery.

    • Toddler Room

      Our toddler room provides your little one with a great range of activities to encourage interaction and engagement.

    • Pre-School

      Our pre-school rooms feature low sinks, tables and chairs where children work on activities, preparing them for a school, learning based environme

    • “Amazing! Lovely staff. Lovely environment. Couldn’t wish for better people to look after y daughter”

      - Samantha M July 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