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Our Nursery School

About Whitecross

A welcome from our Headteacher, Claire FitzPatrick

A very warm welcome to Whitecross Nursery School.  Whitecross is a purpose built, stand-alone nursery school providing care and learning through play for pre-school children aged 3 -4 years.  From 1977, when our Nursery first welcomed children, it has continued to develop and thrive providing a consistently evolving learning environment for many children in Derby over the past forty years.

We have friendly, motivated and experienced staff members who strive to consistently provide all children with fantastic learning opportunities through our ambitious curriculum.  Children can choose to take their learning outside to our exciting, innovative, stimulating, spacious garden or spend time in our motivating, high quality, well-resourced, calm indoor learning environment.

We are committed to providing a happy, nurturing, environment which empowers each child to thrive and realise their full potential.  We are proud to consistently achieve this and we look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful Whitecross family.

Please contact myself, Kate Parker or Kirby Chapman in the school office to arrange an opportunity to explore our fantastic setting.

Kind regards and warm wishes,                                                                        

Claire FitzPatrick




Children are excited and enthusiastic learners.  The high level of care and concern shown by staff nurtures children's love of learning.  Their high expectations and well-established routines support children's outstanding behaviour.  Children feel very safe and secure.
Ofsted 2015