Announcements   

   Academic Year 2017 - 2018   





We can now offer two different locations from September 2017. 
Places are limited. Please, state your preference:

Abington Community Centre: Wheatfield Road South, Northampton, NN3 2HH
    
Our opening times will be: (New!!)
       Monday     9.15am to 12.15pm
       Tuesday    9.15am to  3.15pm
       Friday       9.15am to 3.15pm

Please note that all sessions will require that the child brings a healthy packed lunch, as meals are not provided for. A healthy snack will be provided half way through the morning.




Kingsthorpe Baptist Church: High Street, Kingsthorpe, Northampton NN2 6QF
          
Our opening times will be: 

     Monday to Friday  9.15 to to 12.15pm
                       




For an application form, click on this link



   We are Building for the Future   

        From this building ...                  To this:
                

For more information about the building project, please visit this link:
To make a personal contribution towards the building project, please visit this link:
Many thanks for your interest in our joint building project.



22 May 2017:

   Help with Childcare Costs   


The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs. 

Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.


Read the information on our website link to understand the different types of support on offer by the Government

 and then click on this link to find out if you are eligible to any of the funding:





27 October 2016:
   The Local Offer   

The Local Offer lists all the services available in Northamptonshire for children and young people (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.
It also offers advice on Early Years, education, health, finances, community support services, independent living, social and leisure activities.
For more information about what is available through the Local Offer, click on this link



7th October 2017:

   Northamptonshire County Council (NCC)   

  SEND sufficiency in mainstream education providers project   


NCC has commissioned SEND Consultancy to develop a needs analysis which will identify current effective, inclusive provision and practice across mainstream education settings (0-25yrs), health and social care. 

Jane Friswell, Kate Browning and Pat Bullen will represent SEND Consultancy, all experienced former teachers/Head Teachers with schools backgrounds, and experience in local authority children’s services.


Timescales 

This project will run from September to December 2017, with a final report and action plan at the end of the calendar year.

 

Who will be involved and consulted?

·   Colleagues from the SEND Consultancy will develop a picture of the Northants area based upon publicly available data and information relating to education, health and social care provision for children and young people experiencing SEND.  

·   In addition, survey questionnaires, plus stakeholder consultations will take place across the area to include the following groups:

·   SLEs and Leading SENCOs

·   Parents and carers, including the Parent and Carer Forum

·   Children and young people

·   Social Care and health practitioners

·   Early years providers, schools and colleges/training providers

·   Voluntary and community sector 

For further information,the project contact within NCC is Gwyn Botterill, gbotteril@northamptonshire.gov.uk

 

Survey for Parent/Education settings & professionals/Social Care & Health professionals/VCS

Northamptonshire County Council has commissioned a SEND needs analysis of the across Northamptonshire. This will identify current effective, inclusive provision and practice across mainstream education settings (0 to 25 years) health and social care.

To gather views of all stakeholders please access the appropriate survey to contribute your views. Each survey is short and concise. Thank you for completing the survey, your views are important to us.

For further information, the project contact is Gwyn Botterill, gbotterill@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Parent Carer Survey link : http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SENDParentCarer/

Settings/Schools  & Colleges Survey Link : http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SENDSchls/

Health/Social Care/VCS/Education support services Survey Link: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HealthSocCareEdSupportVCS/



5 February 2016:
   Ofsted Inspection   

The results of our latest Ofsted Inspection are now available on this link:




   A Wonderful Achievement   



Dear parents and carers,

I wanted to share with you the exciting news that 

Samuels Christian Nursery is named amongst


amongst the best 22 nurseries in NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. 



I am certain you would like to join me in thanking our    


amazing staff for this wonderful achievement.


Lucy Ditchburn





17 August 2014:

   Exclusive Documents for Samuels Parents   

Dear parents and Carers:

It is a pleasure for us to inform you that we have and exclusive area for Samuels Parents on our secure website. Here, you can find important documents such as Samuels policies and procedures and a series of Home-learning guides with activities and games for you to help your child learn and develop through play and how to support them to be ready for school. These guides are based on the Early Years Curriculum which we implement at Samuels and can be found on our parent's website. It is our intention to continue to create many more of these guides for you, but please bear with us as each one needs a considerable amount of time to be put together. Several important policies have been updated and some new ones have recently been introduced, so the policies page would be worth a visit too.
To view this new area on our website, click on this link and hover over the "Parents Exclusive Documents" button to open a window to choose what you would like to read or download. Remember that you need to have been granted permission to access the secure parents' website. For more information about this, please ask in Samuels Office.



7 January 2016:

   Michael Ellis visits Samuels Christian Nursery   
We were delighted to welcome Michael Ellis, Member of Parliament for Northampton North, at Samuels Christian Nursery on 11th December 2015. We invited him to hear our concerns about recent changes to legislation applying to Early Years. We also invited Tracey Hobbs as a representative of the Northampton Childminding Association, who was also able to express similar concerns from a Childminders' point of view. Michael Ellis announced his visit to us on his political bulletin. For more information, click on this link: