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Scallywags Private Day Nursery provides quality day care for babies and young children in a stimulating environment where learning is fun.

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Our friendly, family-run private day nurseries in Melbourne and Chellaston have been specifically developed with babies and young children in mind.  With light, airy rooms in bright stimulating colours we have toys to entertain and educate each individual child in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage - our policy being that learning should be fun.
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The children and family unit are our priority.  We encourage all ages to mix under close supervision to emphasise a family environment.  At the same time we are sure to recognise the needs of each individual child.

Our vast outdoor play areas for both wet and dry weather have a wide variety of toys from bikes, cars, climbing frames, playhouses and sports equipment.  We have full access to our own private fields, which provide the opportunity to make the most of spending time and learning about nature and the great outdoors in all weathers.

Please click here for more information regarding our rooms.
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Both our Melbourne and Chellaston nurseries are led and managed by sisters Mary Dunnicliff (BA EYPS) and Sarah Dunnicliff (BA QTS EYPS).  All nursery staff hold Early Years qualifications to ensure that the Early Years curriculum meets each child's individual needs.

For more information about our Melbourne and Chellaston nurseries please use the links below or at the top of this page.

Castle Lane
DE73 8JB

01332 862188

Rowallan Way
DE73 5WX

01332 705070

Are you eligible for help to pay for your childcare?

The Government helps many families with childcare costs, whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.

Visit The Childcare Choices website to find out more about what you are eligible to receive and how to make childcare as cost effective as possible.