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About Us


Fairy Tales Day Nursery opened its doors in September 2001 in Barlborough village. We still provide excellent Day Care at the same premises for children aged from 12 weeks to 5 years, in a friendly and homely environment. 

In 2008 from parent's requests, we started running a School Club service in the morning and after school, taking and collecting children from school.  As we naturally expanded an opportunity came to provide a pre and after school care in Barlborough and the surrounding area at 'The Little School' opposite Barlborough Primary School. So quite a few of the children have been with us at our nursery from babies and are still with us at The School Club as Primary School children.


Our Staff

All of our practitioners are highly trained, qualified practitioners who work consistently to ensure that children are healthy, safe and enjoy learning in the nursery environment. We are extremely proud of our minimal staff turnover with over half of our staff members working for Fairy Tales between 6 - 16 years.

B. Hinchliffe & D. Cupitt - Nursery Proprietors

Lucy & Sarah - Nursery Manager and Deputy Manager

Lucy has been our Fairy Tales Manager from opening over 20 years ago and holds a diploma in child care and is qualified as an NVQ Assessor.
Becky holds a qualification NVQ 3 plus various up to date child care qualifications, Becky has ECAT training and is our student supervisor, Becky has been part of the Fairy Tales family for over 14 years.


Key Workers

Rebecca, Jo & Chantelle - The Rainbow Room Jo is the nursery Senco officer

Jess, Abigail & Courtney -The Sunshine Room

Rebecca & Abbie - Little Stars Room

Isabel and Laura are all NVQ 3 qualified and can be used as staff ratio.

Bec is also our nursery cook along side Debbie who cooks delicious home cooked lunches and puddings every day.


At least 90% of our nursery staff hold an N.N.E.B or equivalent qualification. Our remaining staff are training towards a recognisable qualification. Staff will hold relevant first aid certificates for babies and children and Food hygiene certificates. On-going training and courses are always available and updated. 

Each room has a key worker system for continuity for you and your child, this is so you can familiarise yourself with certain members of staff if you have any questions at the beginning or end of a session. We have regular relief and part time employees. We also have childcare students who work alongside staff and never independently.


Number of staff to children are:

  • Little stars room - 1:3
  • Sunshine room 1:4
  • Rainbow room 1:8

Ratios are as ones stated in the Sure Start National standards for under eight's day care.