So you’re interested in Cherubs South Normanton? Let Nursery Manager, Nikki tell you more about it…

Cherubs Day Nursery, South Normanton is situated in the heart of South Normanton. Previously Busy Bee Day Nursery, Cherubs Nurseries acquired the nursery in 2013 and have recently rebranded, bringing lots of new and exciting opportunities with this. Getting to the nursery there are regular bus links into Derbyshire, the surrounding areas and further afield and direct access to the M1, which means it’s great for both local and commuting parents alike.

When it comes to Ofsted we have maintained our “Good” rating for sometime now. In our most recent Ofsted inspection, which took place on 31st March 2014, Ofsted Inspector, Ruth Moore praised the nursery stating that “teaching is good and in some cases outstanding. Staff have a good understanding of how to effectively promote children’s learning. As a result, children are making good progress in their learning and development.” If you would like to read more, please download the report here.

We have a very well-established team here at Cherubs South Normanton. Many of my colleagues have been here for years and it’s great to see the same smiley faces everyday. It’s great for us and even better for the children as it means that they are able to build strong bonds with the childcare team, enhancing their time at nursery. All our childcare team are DBS checked and training towards accredited qualifications. We also train the entire team in Paediatric First Aid and Safe Guarding, the children’s safety and welfare is paramount and we know, first hand, that there can be no compromise on this.

Finally, a little more about me. I joined Cherubs Nurseries in 2015, as a Nursery Manager. I have always been very interested in childcare and their development, which lead me to the role I am in today. I feel I have a natural ability to connect with children, on all levels, and build positive relationships with them. I currently hold an NNEB in Childcare in addition to my Paediatric First Aid and Safe Guarding.

There is so much more I would love to tell you about our nursery. However, nothing beats coming to view the nursery for yourself. With that being said, I would like to invite you to come for a show round at your leisure to see what makes us so special.”

Nikki Hutson-Walker, Nursery Manager –Cherubs South Normanton

Opening times

Monday – Friday

7:30am - 6:00pm

Where we are

Cherubs South Normanton

23 Hilcote Street
South Normanton
DE55 2BQ

Tel: 01773 580164



Baby Suite

Our baby suite is a unique environment tailor made to stimulate very young minds as they begin to explore the world. Designed based on the latest Baby Brain research the baby suits are the perfect environment for your child.


Toddler Suite

Our toddler suite invites our young inquisitive and enthusiastic children to join in with the carefully planned and organised exciting activities throughout the day, all within a purpose built environment. There is real focus on providing lots of physical adventures as well as opportunities for quiet time, creative time and role play. Our open door policy encourages parents to pop in at any time.


Pre- School

Our Pre-School is a large and open environment where children are free to make their own choices. There are numerous activity areas and resources are stored at child-level so that children can lead their own play.


Large Garden

Our children love the large garden complete with bespoke outdoor learning environments. The unique space has been created in consultation with our children and is based on the latest research.


Forest Schools

Our nursery provides the opportunity for our children to experience forestry style experiences right outside the door. These experiences provide children with the opportunity to discover the natural environment, play within it and share fun times with their friends hiding, building and exploring.


I.T. Facilities

The next Bill Gates? Our nursery features the latest IT facilities for children to play and learn on. From our tablet tables to computers, Children are able to use these facilities as an essential learning resource, helping to equip them for the technological world we live in.


Dedicated Chef

We know how important it is for children to eat a healthy balanced diet. This is why our nursery has a dedicated chef who develops nutritionally balanced meals for your child to enjoy and help them start good eating habits.


Blossom Educational Software

Blossom allows the childcare team to effectively track your child’s learning journey, electronically, via iPads. You can view this, at any time, and contribute via the parents smartphone app.

Food for thought

Latashia, our Nursery Chef, is passionate about all things food. She’s always trying out new dishes to add to our menus.

As for standards, our nursery kitchen has been graded a 5 Food Hygiene Rating from the Food Standards Agency. Our seasonal menus are nutritionally balanced and varied, which allows them to experience a wide variety of flavour and textures.

We’re also proud to cater for children with special dietary needs including allergies, intolerances and cultural preferences.

Breakfast7:30am - 8:00am
Lunch (under 3s)11:30pm
Lunch (over 3s)12:00pm
Light tea (under 3s)3:30pm
Light tea (over 3s)3:30pm

Diary Dates

Our next event

26th November 2019

DSB Photography will be at nursery on Tuesday 26th November 2019, from 8am-1:30pm. Don’t forget to send your child with a change of clothes for their photographs (if you wish). If this is not your child’s usual day you are welcome to bring them in for photos. Please contact nursery to arrange a suitable time.
Our next event

13th November 2019

Over Threes Parent’s Evening is taking place on Wednesday 13th November 2019, from 6-8pm. To book a time slot please speak to your child’s key person.

Our next event

6th November 2019

Under Threes Parent’s Evening is taking place on Wednesday 6th November 2019, from 6-8pm. To book a time slot please speak to your child’s key person.

Our next event

3rd December 2019

We’re hosting our Christmas Party on Tuesday 3rd December. We’ll be playing games, having a festive afternoon tea and will be joined by some very special guests. Please keep an eye out at nursery for more information released closer to the time.

What do parents say about
Cherubs South Normanton?

  • “My daughter is very happy at this nursery and it has helped to develop her speech and interactivity with other children. I am at ease when taking my daughter here as I know she loves going and has learnt a lot since starting in June this year.”

    Jess E Saturday 31st December 2016, Cherubs South Normanton
  • “Fantastic nursery, I've noticed a big difference with my child since he started nursery. The staff are fantastic and very helpful, they are also very welcoming. Overall I am very happy with the nursery.”

    Carla A Friday 2nd December 2016, Cherubs South Normanton
  • “My son has learnt so much since starting and I know he absolutely loves coming here to this nursery, sometimes the most difficult part is getting him to leave come home time.”

    Danielle R Friday 30th December 2016, Cherubs South Normanton
  • “I don't have a bad word to say about Cherubs. My child is developing well and enjoys his time there.”

    Reece 2nd May 2018, Cherubs South Normanton
  • “Overall I am really happy with the nursery my daughter goes to and her development. I have noticed a huge improvement in my daughter's confidence and abilities. Her relationship with her key worker is really nice to see.”

    Claire 24th November 2017, Cherubs South Normanton
  • “A brilliant nursery, very caring towards my son. Made him feel really settled and comfortable. Couldn't be happier.”

    Stacey 23rd November 2017, Cherubs South Normanton

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