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Clowns Day Nursery LTD

Clowns Nursery, Butterley Park has been open since September 2000. We are large purpose built Nursery with a large play area/garden, which also includes a woodland walk. The Nursery is bright and welcoming and the childrens rooms are split into: Babies (0 - 2 years approx), Toddlers (2 - 3 years approx), Nursery Class (3-5 years aprox) and After school /Holiday club.

Our emphasis is on children learning and developing through play and offer them a wide variety of activities to choose from throughout the day. Children enjoy, painting, block play, bikes, dressing up, outdoor games, stories, planting, baking and much more. We have a sensory room that each group can access which the children really enjoy.

Our team of staff is led by the Nursery Manager who has been with the Company for nearly 15 years. Many of our staff have been with the Company for over 5 years and we are proud of our staff retention. Our staff attend regular staff meetings and training including Paediatric 1st Aid, Safeguarding, Child development, ECAT (Every child a talker) to name but a few and have regular supervisions with their Manager.

Through regular observation on children we are able to keep assessments of their learning and plan for future activities and interests. These are shared with parents and we ask parents to help by completing termly interest sheets on their child. We have good relationships with the local authority support team should we need any help in assessing a childs needs and next steps. We would always discuss any help from outside agencies with parents first.

We encourage all prospective parents to come and visit us to see what facilities we have and what we can offer your child. As good practice we would also suggest you visit at least 3 settings when deciding on a place for your child.

Please visit our website: or

Facebook page: Clowns Day Nursery Butterley Park

Address details Clowns Day Nursery Lesley Crescent Derbyshire DE5 3AD

Age groups

Birth To 11 years

Opening times

  • Mon (07:30 - 18:00)
  • Tue (07:30 - 18:00)
  • Wed (07:30 - 18:00)
  • Thu (07:30 - 18:00)
  • Fri (07:30 - 18:00)

This provider is open during:
All Year

Additional cost or availability information

Out of school club opening hours term time only:

Monday to Friday: 3pm-6:00pm

Holiday Club opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 08.00am - 6:00pm.


£1.00 per full day for Derbyshire police

£1.00 per full day sibling discount on second child

Please call to check our current fee prices

This provider is registered to provide the free nursery education for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

Additional Needs area of experience

The provider has indicated that they have experience and/or training in the following additional need. Please contact them for more information.

Allergies, Asthma, Autistic spectrum, Challenging behaviours, Developmental delay, Diabetes, Special Dietary Needs, Downs syndrome, Emotional and social needs, Epilepsy, Hearing impairment, Language/communication needs, Learning Difficulties, Physical impairment, Visual impairment,

Schools covered

This provider drops off and/or picks up from the following schools

  • Ripley St John's CE Voluntary Controlled Primary School - picks up Afternoon
  • Codnor Community Primary School (Church of England Controlled) - picks up Afternoon
  • Street Lane Primary School - picks up Afternoon
  • Ripley Infant School - picks up Afternoon
  • Ripley Junior School - picks up Afternoon
  • Lons Infant School - picks up Afternoon
  • Waingroves Primary School - picks up Afternoon
  • Heage Primary School - picks up Afternoon
  • Swanwick Primary School - picks up Afternoon

Vacancy notes

As numbers are constantly changing please call the Nursery to ask about availability We try to be as flexible as possible and work with parents to cover their childcare needs. From September 2017, this provider offers up to 30 hours free early education for 3 and 4 year olds. Please contact the provider for further details.

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