The PoD

The Parents of Derby (PoD) brings together many services from across the city, to one central location, making it easier for you to access support. We fund this entirely from the Eco Store, reinvesting profits to support you and your family. Shopping with us, supports your community.

Thank you so much for your support!

Parent Hub

At The PoD, we bring parent services, support, classes, workshops and more to one city centre location, making it easier for you to get to. We fund it with our Eco Store!


We bring a range of support services to you, via our Parent Hub. Included are our libraries where you can hire slings & cloth nappies to trial. See our services below.

Eco Store

We carefully select ethical brands to bring you beautiful products to feel good about! Furthermore, shopping with us funds support at The PoD for parents and children!

What is The PoD?

Your parent hub – The PoD (Parents of Derby) is open! We are so very excited to bring to you, an Eco Store retailing ethical parent and baby related products, carefully sourced by us, and a parent hub for workshops, classes and more. You can call in Monday – Saturday to visit the Derby Sling Library & Cloth Nappy Library, for consultations, demonstrations and other parent support.

sling hire derby woman carring a toddler on her back while pregnant, in a tula hired from derby sling library

It is a city centre location for all services to run from for The Parents of Derby (PoD), regardless of funding status. In a time of cuts, we shouldn’t suffer a lack of support. Cariad Babi funds this space using profits from our Eco store.

derby sling library hire

We are based on Castleward Boulevard, right outside the Intu Centre. Just follow the underpass (next to Calm Yoga wink). You can walk to us easily, or park outside for less than Intu Parking. For SatNav, follow DE1 2LH.

Join Our Facebook Group

We have a lovely community who are equally passionate about making steps towards a more eco-conscious lifestyle, whilst gathering and sharing evidence based information about parenting.

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Call us on 07368450874

9am- 5pm

Or email