About the Hub

Local Authorities covered: 

Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire


At the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Early Years Stronger Practice Hub, our vision is to support and empower practitioners working in the diverse range of early years settings across our region, enabling them to be at the cutting edge of great practice.

Our work will specifically focus on supporting children who have been the most affected by Covid-19 to recover from its impact.  We will be building peer-to-peer networks and supporting settings with areas of development that research informs us have been most impacted by COVID-19: personal social and emotional development; communication and language, and early literacy and maths.

Lead setting:

Alfreton Nursery School


  • Nottingham Nursery School & Training Centre
  • The Flying High Academy – Ladybrook
  • Sarah Smith – Childminder
  • Nottingham University Hospital Day Nursery

Relevant links to settings:

Alfreton Nursery School

Nottingham Nursery School & Training Centre

Flying High Teaching School Hub

Sarah Smith Childminding Services  Facebook

University Hospital Day Nursery - https://www.strongerpracticehubs.org.uk/hubs/em/derbs-and-notts-eysph/resources/our-partner-details-university-hospital-day-nursery-ltd