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Camrose Early Years Centre


Camrose Early Years Centre

Tenby Road, Northampton, NN5 7DF


01604 585 219

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We are a Maintained Nursery School and Day Nursery providing a wide range of educational and care places for children from the age of six months to aged five. The Centre is open all year Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. We have a dedicated team of  nursery practitioners, teachers and leaders who are passionate for providing the highest quality of care and education for all children. 

We work in partnership with parents- who know the children best, to ensure the care and education will enable them to reach their full potential. When you come to the Centre, you can be sure of a warm welcome into a friendly and stimulating environment, where children can play, learn and flourish.

Our Ethos

We value all our unique children equally by fostering a love of learning to help each child become the best they can be.


Nursery spaces!

If your child is 3 by 31st of December 2023, they will be eligible for 15 hour funding from January 2024.

We will have a few term-time spaces for 3 year olds from January 2024, please contact us to apply!

17 October 2023

Camrose Centre Stay-and-Play Group & Toy Library

The Camrose Centre's new Stay-and-Play Group 'Time For Us' starts on Weds 21st September 2022 10-11.30am for all families with children aged 0-5.


Come along and have fun with your child, whilst meeting other families in our community.


The Toy Library will also be open for you to access.


See our flyer on the About Us / Policies & Reports page.


We look forward to seeing you there!

16 September 2022

School Registration Update

School registration update

If your child is due to start school in September 2022 you should have been informed your designated school for your child.

Please share this with your child's key worker at your earliest convenience so that we can ensure documents gets passed on correctly.

If your child attends our extended provision please inform your child’s key worker when their last day will be. This will ensure documents are passed on correctly and invoices can be adjusted.

14 June 2022

Diary Dates

Diary dates

School transition talk 13/6/22

Jubilee Celebration 27/5/22 Sessional 1/6/22 Extended

End of year party 19/7/22

Last day of term for Sessional 19/7/22

Last day of term for Extended School leavers 31/8/22

14 June 2022

Our Spring Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to our Spring newsletter.

We are delighted to let you know that our recent Easter Raffle raised over £120! Thankyou for your amazing support with this. The money raised is going towards our end of year celebration!

The Camrose Team

Sun cream


Another gentle reminder that as the weather starts to warm up please ensure your child arrives at nursery with sun cream applied.


Please ensure the team has sun cream available to be applied to your child throughout the day. We do recommend sun hats to be worn, please ensure these are labelled as many can go missing.

Nursery updates

In the 0-2’s room the children have shown a great interest in dinosaurs! They have been exploring the different marks they can make with them in paint and then cleaning them with lots of bubbles. The children have also enjoyed many trips out and about the local area including a visit to Dallington park sensory garden! The children have also shown lots of interest in making marks with different materials in the environment.

In the 2-4s extended area we have had a fabulous term looking at fairy tales and stories. The children have been very engaged when focusing on stories such as the three bears and the 3 billy goats. The children are now starting to focus on our new topic of growing. This will involve looking at our natural environments and starting to look at where things such as our foods come from! We will also be planting lots in our nursery garden.

We have been very busy in sessional nursery over the last few weeks! We have enjoyed lots of Easter and Eid celebrations which has been really lovely. The team are working on developing the outdoor area and we have recently had a lovely new Mud Kitchen installed by our caretaker Steve! The children have spent lots of time exploring it and making ‘ice-creams’ and ‘hot chocolates’! We have introduced Dough Disco into the nursery which is a really fun way of developing our fine motor skills. We manipulate dough to music and learn new words and actions! Developing fine motor skills has been a big focus in sessional.

Wow moments

We have already loved gaining some of the children's wow moments from home. If you have yet to complete one and you feel you want to let us know a new exciting skill your child can do please let your key worker know and they will be happy to complete a wow star with you.


The Queens Jubilee

To celebrate the queens Jubilee we will be hosting a celebration for the children! This will be held on June 1st. Please look out for posters in your child's areas for the festivities .

End of year party

To celebrate the end of a fabulous year we are hosting a celebration for all children to enjoy. Please keep an eye out for any details in your child's nursery area.

Children's Interests

At Camrose we love to here about children's interests and what they are getting up to at home. In order for us to use this in our planning we would love to hear from you more. We have clouds available for you to complete and give to your child keyworker so we can use this in our next steps and planning within their nursery room.

Spare clothes

Our spare clothes supplies are low in nursery. Please ensure your child has spare clothes on their pegs as we are having great fun getting cool with our water play!

14 June 2022

Our new website is here!

Dear Parents/Carers

We are proud to share our new website with you. Please bookmark this page for future reference. 

We'll share anything School related with you here, and hope to keep you informed of future events at Camrose. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us for any further information. 

14 June 2022

School notices will appear here, but there are none to see at present.

About our School

Executive Head Teacher

Lyndsey Lambert (nee Barnett)

Deputy Head Teacher

Penny Bavester


Angie Howes



Dee Lyons



An Introduction to Camrose Early Years Centre

The Centre’s Nursery provides a warm, welcoming and stimulating environment to meet the social, emotional and educational needs of each child. We are proud to be part of the Foundations for Children Nursery Schools Federation, working with children and families across Northamptonshire. Our committed staff are well qualified and extremely experienced. Each child has a named key worker and a qualified teacher oversees the quality of the provision.

All our evaluations, reports and inspections show that children make great progress in their learning and development through the exciting activities, which staff carefully plan with each child in mind.

Our Nursery is organised into three groups: Babies 0-2yrs, Toddlers 2-3yrs, and Sunflowers 3-4yrs

Centre Organisation

We have a total of 96 full-time equivalent places divided as follows:

  • Children aged 0 – 2: 12 (all paid for by parents)
  • Children aged 2 – 3: 36 (paid for by parents as well as government funded)
  • Children aged 3 – 4: 48 (paid for by parents as well as government funded)



"Staff are highly effective in engaging parents in their children's learning and development. For example, staff offer parents training and a wealth of information to help them extend their children's communication and language and physical development skills at home." 

- Ofsted Inspection Report March 2018

Nursery Education

Funded Places

These are early education places funded by the Government. They are available for all 3 and 4 year olds and for some eligible 2 years olds. Please see the ​Local Authority website for more information click here

Starting in September 2022 the way we offer these funded hours are as follows:

3 and 4 Year Funded Children / 2 Year Funded Children

These children are entitled to a total of 570 hours per year. We offer these as either:

  • 15 hours per week for 38 term-time weeks. Children attend either Morning (8.45am-11.45am) or afternoon (12.40-3.40pm) sessions.
  • 12 hours per week for 48 weeks of the year. Additional fees will apply (see our fees section below).


30 hours Funded Children

The Government also offers up to 30 hours free childcare (1,140 hours per year) for 3 and 4 year old children of working parents who meet certain criteria. For more information please click here.

  • We offer these hours as 23 hours per week for 49 weeks of the year. Additional fees will apply (see our fees section below).


If you would like to access any of these places please fill in an application form specifiying what funding your child will receive. The form is available by clicking the 'Enrol Your Child' button below.

If you would like to see what weeks are open for your funding see our calendars below.

Childcare Fees



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Policies & Reports

Useful information about our School, including our policies and reports can be viewed and downloaded below. If there's anything you'd like added to this section, please email us using the contact button at the top of this page. 

Staff members

There is a Code of Conduct, to which all staff are required to work. As a staff team we are extremely experienced, and we are actively involved in the training and professional development of students and of other staff in the County.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

To contact us on any safeguarding issue please contact us and ask for the Designated Safeguarding Senior Lead and in her absence ask for any of the other Deputy Safeguarding Leads.

Staff Vacancies

Please contact the Nursery School using the contact button above to find out about our current vacancies

Staff Training Day

Staff are very well inducted and supervised and have regular appraisals. We close on 3 days per year for staff training. 

Our last training day on 22nd October 2021 was our first joint training day as  'Foundations for Children Nursery Schools Federation.' The Federation comprises of Camrose Early Years Centre, Parklands Nursery School, both in Northampton,  and Croyland and Highfield Nursery Schools in Wellingborough.  The training day was focused on the Early Years Reforms for Education and Care of children aged 0-5 years, published in Sept 21.

These professional development opportunities allow the teachers and practitioners working with your children to be up to date with the most effective teaching and learning strategies that can help all children achieve their full potential. As you can see from the photos there were many opportunities to share and discuss best practice across the four Nursery Schools. 

Please see some pics from the day below. 

Contact the School

We would love to hear from you, please do get in touch. You can do this by calling Camrose Early Years Centre on 01604​ 585 219.

Alternatively, you can complete the enquiry form and a member of our admin team will get back to you.

Our Bursar can be contacted directly by email

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"We value all our unique children equally by fostering a love of learning to help each child become the best they can be."

- Camrose Early Years Centre

Camrose Early Years Centre

Tenby Road, Northampton, NN5 7DF


01604 585 219

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