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Our Vision

‘Playing together, learning together and growing together’


We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to South Normanton Nursery. We are a local authority (Derbyshire County Council) maintained nursery school, providing quality education to children aged 3 and 4 years. We have an excellent learning environment, both inside and outside, for our children to learn and grow. We believe that our children learn best through play and that the learning environment should be creative, inspiring and rich in learning opportunities.


At South Normanton Nursery school, we are committed to high quality Early Years provision and practice. We have a simple long term goal which is for the children who have attended our setting to contribute to the community and further out into the world, throughout their lives in a positive and inspiring way. In order to achieve this goal we have clear aims and values.


Our aims and values:


  • Through developing creative and enquiring minds, inspire and nurture children
  • Helping children to develop a good self-image, self-motivation, independence and acceptance in line with values of Modern Britain
  • Encourage children to develop calm and respectful relationships
  • To embrace diversity and treat everyone equally ensuring individual needs are met
  • Providing a safe, secure and stimulating environment where children can thrive
  • To ensure that everyone has a voice which is heard and valued
  • All children to reach their potential and aspire to be even better, through a love of life long learning
  • Develop a healthy body and a healthy mind
  • To work with and support our families with the common goal of the education and welfare of the child
  • Develop an understanding of our responsibilities in working towards a better world
  • To harness the joy of the natural environment



Our aims and values are underpinned by the articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child. These rights, like all human rights, are unconditional and our Governors and staff are fully committed to South Normanton Nursery School’s rights-based provision where rights are respected and fulfilled.