Our Learning Environment  

The first five years of a child's life are crucial to their future development.  All our staff are committed to ensuring that the children within our care enjoy a safe, stimulating and challenging environment and for us that includes an opportunity for them to enjoy the love of God through song, prayer and Bible stories in simple appropriate form.

             

In all the more than 20 years that we have been open, we have seen hundreds of children happily develop emotionally, socially, physically,intellectually and spiritually. Many of them still come back to visit us, sharing with us how 'special' Samuels has been to them. Others return as students to complete their Work Experience opportunities with us!

Our nursery is very popular with local families of all faiths and cultures and our outstanding reputation travels even further. Some of our families come from as far as Wellingborough!

For a child application form, please go to 'documents' section for a downloadable form.

       

   Early Years Education     

We base our curriculum on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and all our plans are interpreted imaginatively and creatively through play. Please see our ‘early years curriculum’ page for more information about the Early Years Foundation Stage. Our nursery provides a Christian foundation in education for children aged 2 years 6 months and up to 5 years in a rich environment of love and care. At Samuels we are pleased to offer:

  • Outstanding Ofsted reports all outcomes in November 2007 and in May 2011
  • Qualified and experienced teaching staff
  • High staff retention providing continuity of care and provision
  • Staff ratio 1:6 & 1:5
  • Key person scheme
  • Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS)
  • Detailed curriculum planning
  • Policy Documents available
  • Quality Assurance Accreditation 

  • 'Pre-school' groups (3 to 5 years)
  • 'Early Bird' groups (2.5 to 3 years)
  • We accept children on the two Year Old Funding from the age of 2yrs 6mths.
  • Very reasonable fees for children 2yrs 6months-3yrs who do not qualify for the Two Year Old Funding.
  • Free Government funded places for all children from the term following their third birthday
  • Inclusive provision for  children with special needs
  • Liaising with local schools, health visitors and children's centres