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Welcome to the Woodlands Nursery 




Hello my name is Suzanne Pratt and I own the Woodlands nursery. 

I opened the nursery in 1991 and I am passionate about the providing a good quality, homely and friendly service to all our customers. 


I am very lucky to have a great team of staff who are caring, dedicated and supportive. I am based in the nursery at least 3 times a week and when I'm not there, I am only an email away if anyone wishes to contact me. I am responsible for all invoicing and financial admin, so I am the one to contact should you have any financial queries.  


My new manager is Carole Simpson and she is my sister who along with my husband Tim, helped me open the nursery over 27 years ago. Over that time we have added rooms, extensions, a conservatory and even expanded into the next door building. We are very proud of our nursery and we continually endeavour to improve, refurb and maintain the nursery to a high standard. 


I love being outside and I believe the children should have daily access to an exciting and enabling outdoor area. We have recently opened an outdoor nursery which is still in its infancy but in time we will be fully operational with qualified Forest school leaders. I believe children should be able to use natural objects to learn and play with and I am on a mission to eliminate plastic from the equation. Children should have open ended things to learn from and not closed resources. When I was young I spent most of my time outside looking after my veg patch, my rabbits and playing in the mud !!! Im still doing that !!


We hope you enjoy your time with us and thank all our customers for their continued support. 

kind regards suzanne 


    Contact Details

  • The Woodlands Nursery,
  • 192-194 Duffield Road, Derby
  • 01332 346878

    Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed