Cranborne Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, S41 8PF

01246 232370

Nurture, Cherish, Succeed


"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all"



    Baby and Toddlers @ The Nest                   




The group is run by our Nursery teacher Miss Smith and Nursery Nurse Mrs Gautrey.


Children have a stimulating environment in which to play and we offer the children the opportunity to join in with free play, crafts, singing, outdoor play, messy and sensory play. We also have a range of support leaflets available for parents to browse through.


If you are thinking of enrolling your child for entry into our Nursery class, this is a great opportunity to allow your child to become familiar with the Nursery environment and Nursery staff!



Tuesday 1pm - 2pm term time only


Thursday 1pm - 2pm term time only 


Suitable for 0 - 3 years



 ** please check the NCS Facebook page for updates and changes to sessions.  

 A bit more information about our toddler group…

As it stands we will not be limiting the number of families at the groups, but depending on demand this might be something we need to introduce in the future. 
We will ask you to sign in each time so we can keep a track of numbers. 
The sessions will be free, but we will not be providing drinks at this time. So please bring your child a drink and a drink for yourself. If it is a hot drink it will need to be in a safety mug. 
While the children are at the sessions, they will remain your responsibility and we ask that you remain with your child/ren at all times.
The sessions will be very informal, the weeks will follow a set theme and you will have the use of the indoor and outdoor areas. The indoor area will look different to how we have it set up for nursery, so that we can ensure age-appropriate resources are available.  We will be on hand to chat and play, and we will set up displays to offer support and advice on topics such as sleeping or weaning. 
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to the sessions and hope that you will enjoy exploring and playing together at The Nest. 


Take a look at some of the activities on offer…

 Tiny happy people 

Tiny Happy People is a fantastic website to help  you develop your child's language skills. Explore their simple activities and play ideas and find out about babies and toddlers' amazing early development.

NHS Start for life 


Chat, play, read!

Babies and young children love it when you chat, play and read with them, even if you think they're too young to understand. You can turn almost anything into a game. And every little thing you do together will help set them up nicely for the day they start school.

This website offers advice from birth to Pre-school on talking and playing with your child as well as tips on speech and language development.



Updated August 2023