Bakewell Nursery

Manager: Hannah Ridgeway       Deputy Manager: Sophie Spencer

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Child 1st Bakewell occupies a stunning Grade ll listed building in the heart of the town of Bakewell in Derbyshire, and joined the Child 1st team in February 2017.

At Child 1st Bakewell our practitioners understand that children are natural explorers, eager to discover the world around them. Using a wide range of learning experiences, both child and adult led, including activities such as sand, water, mark making, paint, the outdoors, den building, cooking etc. provide the perfect vehicle for children to explore. Practitioners provide an environment that enables children to spend uninterrupted time on spontaneous activities initiated by themselves, empowering them to ‘have a go’, persist and work through ideas, emotions and problem solve, all at their own pace.

Through the provision of a well-planned environment, based around the individual needs of children, the children have the scope to develop and use their imagination, extend their language/ communication, mathematical, physical, creative and investigatory skills. All whilst making friendships, learning to consider the needs of others, sharing and taking and ensuring that children gain confidence and develop social skills.

Our aim is to create an environment which is ‘home from home’ for the children. This is achieved by working closely with parents and carers- a relationship which we feel is vital in order to achieve the very best outcomes for children.

Child 1st promotes a free flow approach with shared areas for relaxation, sensory experiences and outdoor play. Currently we have one large outdoor area housing a climbing frame, balancing equipment and a nature area.

Child 1st Bakewell has access to and made good links with other professionals to ensure that we service the whole community as well as supporting individual family’s needs. We welcome children of all abilities and cultural backgrounds, celebrating individuality.

The children at Child 1st Bakewell access a caring, calm and loving environment, ensuring that children are happy and well cared for.

For more information about our private nursery in Bakewell, or to arrange a visit, simply give us a call on 01629 813888 (option1) or email

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