In Nursery our aims, values and vision is that of the whole academy but also we want to adopt a nursery classroom that builds a good foundation for the rest of their academy life.

We know that children learn and develop well in enabling environments and so we offer stimulating resources, rich learning opportunities, support and challenge for all. We aim to provide high quality, purposefully planned continuous provision whilst maintaining a pedagogical approach that is active, practical, and collaborative with strong elements of child-led learning. ?The carefully planned, language rich learning environment also provides the context for developmentally appropriate direct teaching and adult initiated activities


Carlyle Infant and Nursery Academy offers provision for a maximum of 26 places in each session. A session is defined as either a morning or an afternoon.

Parent/Carers can choose from the following options.

Please note- the prices below are subject to change each term in line with Government funding:

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*15 hours Funded Hours for 3- and 4-year-olds: All 3 and 4 year olds can access 15 hours of free childcare a week.

** Extended Hours for 3- and 4-year-olds (30-hour childcare offer): Some working families may be eligible to increase their hours up to 1140 a year. To find out more and apply visit or call 0300 1234 097

30 hours (Free) Childcare

Along with the 15 hours funded childcare that we currently offer in our Nursery, we will now be offering 30 hours for eligible families.

The Childcare Choices website includes a Childcare Calculator for parents to compare all the government’s childcare offers and check what works best for families.

Currently all 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 570 hours of free childcare a year as a universal offer. If you are both working parents you may be entitled to 1140 hours of free early years provision.

Parents can now register details on the Childcare Support website, to be able to apply for this exciting offer and return their eligibility code to the academy ASAP.


Further Information

For any further queries you can contact the Childcare and Families Information Service on 01332 64078 or or visit their website for more information about services for children and families.





Carlyle Infant and Nursery Academy

Carlisle Avenue, Littleover, Derby DE23 3ES

Catherine Hitchcock

01332 760369