Childcare & Carer Support

For many staff, the availability of high-quality, reliable childcare (full or part-time) is one of the most important factors in them being able to return to work and/or choosing to work in a particular location and for a given employer.

At Chesterfield we recognise this and over the past decade have continuously improved the quantity and quality of childcare we provide and also work with other organisations to help staff identify childcare provisions.

We have an on-site nursery for babies and young children of our staff. We also organise a holiday playscheme and access to childcare advice.


Some of our staff are carers for family members. Our flexible working and special leave schemes can help them balance their working lives with these responsibilities.

Contact details & useful information

Day to day enquires and advice for the Royal’s staff regarding maternity entitlements and childcare provision is co-ordinated by the HR Admin Team Leader, tel 01246 513188.

The Recruitment Office Manager also liases with the onsite nursery, Children's First and the holiday play scheme run by St Peter and St Paul’s school.

Children 1st @ Breedon house
Calow - on site nursery (Car park 4)
Contact Sharon Morrell or Clare Hart
Telephone 01246 563644
Mon - Fri 7.00am - 6.30pm
Children 1st @ Breedon House
St Peter and St Paul, Hady Hill.  (On the St Peter and St paul school site)
Contact:  Laura Fearnehough or Kerrie Lang
Telephone:  01246 276721
Mon - Fri 7.30am - 6.30pm
Providing nursery care for children aged 3 months - 5 years.

St Peter and St Paul also provide an out of school service for children up to 12 years and a holiday club for full day care during the school holidays.
Please see for more details.

St Peter & St Paul School
Hady Hill
S41 0EF
Tel: 01246 276721

Reduce the cost of your Childcare
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have introducing Computershare (formerly know as Busy Bees) Corporate Childcare vouchers which are available to you as an employee and can reduce the cost of your childcare and tax. The vouchers can be used to pay for all types of childcare and are exempt from NI contributions.

Computershare childcare voucher scheme provides a genuine financial benefit by reducing the cost of your childcare. For further details contact Computershare on Tel 0845 0021111

Useful website links

The National Childminding Association
NCMA, 8 Masons Hill, Bromley, Kent. BR2 9EY
or visit their web page at