nursery web imageThe Northampton College Day Nursery is pleased to be accepting new children, starting at two years old, up to the age of four years, 11 months.

During term time, we provide childcare for college staff and students, as well as children from the local community.

We are very proud of our nursery and want children to be happy, confident and develop an enduring love of learning. The Northampton College Day Nursery is a friendly and spacious environment for your child to explore while being safe and secure.

Ofsted think we are 'Good' in all inspection areas

We recognise that every child is unique, inquisitive, resourceful, energetic, open minded, creative, imaginative and extraordinary.

This is reflected by the fact that we are Ofsted approved and received a 'Good’ rating in all areas of our inspection. Most recently, Ofsted commented that at our Nursery, ‘Children develop secure foundations in their learning and development in readiness for school’.

You can view the full Ofsted report for the nursery here.

What do we offer?

The activities and play on offer at the College are crafted to strengthen and expand children’s learning and development within the early learning areas:

• Personal, social and emotional development
• Communication and language
• Physical development
• Literacy
• Mathematics
• Understanding the world
• Expressive arts and design.

We offer both indoor and outdoor play areas for children to learn and play in.

In our large enclosed garden, children can keep active with the use of bikes, scooters and a climbing frame with a slide. Indoors, children can explore our extensive collection of books or have a story read to them, be creative in the messy room, or imaginative with role play in the ‘home corner’.

Other activities include weekly ‘Rhyme Time’ and ‘Story Time’ with our colleagues from the College library.

Nursery opening times

The nursery is open during the following hours, term time only:

Monday – Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4pm

Nursery fees and funding

Nursery fees are £5.00 per hour.

For eligible children aged two, three and four years old, we offer 15 hours free funding.

There is also funding available for students through our Student Services team – please call 01604 734244 to find out more about this.

A word from Jackie, our Nursery Supervisor:

“I have three children, two grandchildren and I have worked in childcare for over 25 years. I started as a helper in my son’s playgroup and continued progressing and training within this field. I have a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Childcare and have been working at the College for nine years. I regularly update my training to provide the best care for your child. This training includes Paediatric First, Basic Food Hygiene and Safeguarding.”

For more information about the Nursery, please contact Jackie on 01604 734259, or call 07595206622.


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