Aldercar Infant & Nursery School

Life at Aldercar Infant & Nursery School
Life at Aldercar Infant & Nursery School
Life at Aldercar Infant & Nursery School

Tel: 01773 713428

Where the Children Are the Stars



Information for children joining us in September

Normally we would be inviting our new children and families in for transition visits, however at the current time we aren't able to offer these.  We are looking at ways that we can offer a different transition experience for our children, and will be releasing details of this as soon as possible.  In the meantime, you can access our new starter information here

Latest advice - June 2020

The Government has proposed that schools across England re-open to certain year groups from 1st June (earliest).   We have since put plans in place, and have now opened to small numbers of Nursery, Reception and Year 1 children.  In order to open safely and follow social distancing measures, children are not attending all day, every day - please read our updated letter, and risk assessment statement regarding opening plans.   

We have also added some pictures to give an idea of how our classrooms look at the moment.  We've tried to keep them as child-friendly and familiar as possible, whilst allowing for appropriate social distancing measures.  You can view the gallery here.

School letter to families 22nd May 2020
Embark letter 20th May 2020

Support and advice in the local community

Amber Valley Borough Council have provided some helpful information about services available in the local area, which can be viewed here.


As a result of the Government’s response to the Coronavirus, Aldercar Infant and Nursery School has been closed to the majority of children from the end of day on Friday 20th March 2020, until further notice. As advised by the Government, we have remained open to receive children of key workers and vulnerable children, from Monday 23rd March 2020.  Please read the following letters for further information, and advice for families staying at home.  

Updated letter 11th May 2020
Updated letter 20th March 2020
Letter from Director of Public Health for Derbyshire to all parents

We are all being advised to follow social distancing rules, to try and reduce the transmission and impact of Coronavirus.  The current Government rules on social distancing can be found here:Social distancing guidance

Some children may be scared or uncertain about what is happening, and why they are not going to school.  The following information leaflet may be useful in helping you to explain what is going on and why:
Coronavirus: information for young children

To help you and your children with learning at home, our teachers are putting work and learning links on Class Dojo.  All parents should already have access to Class Dojo - please contact us if not and we can help you get this set up.  You can also access reading books on Bug Club - again all children should already have access to this, so contact us if not. 
Class Dojo
Bug Club
Phonics Play

Safeguarding of our children continues to be a priority for the school, and we have provided updated guidance on our Safeguarding and Child Protection measures and protocols during this time.
Safeguarding protocol - Coronavirus 
Child Protection measures - Coronavirus
Safeguarding policy addendum - Coronavirus
If you have any concerns, we can still be contacted at school on 01773 713428, or by email:

Please stay safe everyone, and we hope that it won't be too long before all of our Aldercar Stars are back with us.


A message from Derbyshire Police:

To parents of children of all ages,

This is a difficult time for everyone. Being at home doesn't mean you are isolated. There are people who can help. Being at home can put extra pressure on families. If you have concerns about a child, please contact:

If you are worried a crime is happening now, call 999 now

If it isn't an emergency but you think the police should know about it, call 101 or report it online:
Twitter: @DerPolContact
Facebook: Derbyshire Constabulary

If you would prefer not to contact the police directly:

Crimestoppers 0800 555111 (anonymously)
NSPCC 0808 800 5000 or email
Child Line 0800 1111
CEOP via their online site (anonymously)

The main thing is, if you have any concerns about any child, including those in your home, please consider the options above.  We're all here to help!