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The Leader in Early Education and Care®
Hours & Location
M-F 7:30 am-5:00 pm
5 McKay Drive, Exeter, NH 03833

Make the First Five Years Count

We’re more than an ordinary Exeter daycare. We know how young children learn best, which is why our Balanced Learning® approach combines plenty of purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers.
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Our Classrooms & Programs

Our time-tested approach to early childhood education is designed to foster good character and grow social and emotional skills while also building literacy, and math skills.
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Franchise Owners

Brandon & Chelsey Derry


We are the proud owners, Chelsey and Brandon Derry, of Primrose School of Exeter. We are thrilled to bring Primrose Schools premier early education and care to the children and families of Exeter and the surrounding New Hampshire communities.

Before owning Primrose School of Exeter, both Chelsey and Brandon served in the United States Air Force, where they met. After Chelsey completed her duty in the Air Force, she pursued a successful career in Finance working for multiple organizations across the country and in the Seacoast of New Hampshire. In her career, her primary focus has been helping small local organizations grow to the next level of financial growth, while also being an active community member and mother of her children. Brandon, continues to serve in the New Hampshire Air National Guard, received his MBA from the University of New Hampshire, and followed the path of Aviation & Community support that led him to working as a Program Manager for General Electric.

When returning back to New England to raise their family, after completing an Active-Duty Air Force service commitment, both Chelsey and Brandon were faced with the task as working parents of trying to find quality child care that would help their two children physically, mentally and socially. In this pursuit, they discovered Primrose Schools, and instantly knew it was the right place for their children due to the unique and purposeful Balanced Learning® approach.

After experiencing Primrose Schools first-hand, Chelsey and Brandon became passionate about bringing to the Exeter community and were driven to make a career change. Chelsey focuses on the overall daily operations of school and managing the school’s financials, using her business degree from the University of New Mexico. Brandon manages the school’s marketing and community activities and also serves as the schools IT department.

Our goal at Primrose School of Exeter is to provide students with a safe and nurturing environment to learn and grow with Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts® while providing parents with peace of mind knowing their children are receiving premier education while being well cared for.

Our family would love to meet yours.

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