Aims & Curriculum 

High Standard of Education and Care


At Rectory Nursery School we aim to provide a high standard of education and care, enabling the children to learn and develop in a happy, caring and homely environment, through play, build humility and confidence in children, build parent/carer relationships with practitioners, create equality within the setting for all and develop their respect for all faiths.



Early Years Education and care are the most important moments in

every child’s life. These are the foundations on which every child’s future

experience and learning are built upon. At the Rectory Nursery School, we aim to ensure that all children from 3 months ‑ 5 years have access to a high standard of play, education and care. Stimulating activities, opportunities and experiences will be provided for the child according to the age and appropriateness.


Early Years Foundation stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 2012 framework and the National Standards builds a coherent and flexible approach to care and learning. Rectory Nursery School will use the EYFS
to ensure parents can be confident that their child will receive a quality experience that supports their development and learning. For children from the age of 3 months ‑ 5 years we use the guidance of the EYFS which will divide children's learning and education programme into seven areas of learning, and these are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

Our curriculum is play based with high emphasis on free-play and free-flow. During the day there will be opportunities for problem solving, making choice, exploration, physical play,
imaginative play and developing confidence and independence. The themes and weekly activity plans will be on display in each base room.


Our Location 

Our day nursery in Corby is set in a beautiful building. We are down a small road called The Nook, just off the High Street. 

Refer a friend and get £100!

Rectory Nursery School,
The Nook,
Corby Old Village,
NN17 1XA


Huge Positive Changes All Round

My daughter has been attending for just over a month and she loves it! She is 2 and a half and was at a different nursery from 8 months til now. The difference from this place is huge! Her speech, confidence, manners... huge positive changes all round! Thank you Rectory!

Parent 2020

Friendly And Dedicated Staff

Friendly and dedicated staff. My son is happy to go to nursery and he enjoys the time spent there. And if he is happy to come back every day, we, as parents are happy as well, we made a great choice when we chose Rectory Nursery. Thank you to all the staff and management, you have all been amazing!

Parent 2020

We create a better future for your child by offering:


French and Spanish Classes


Music and Dance Lessons


A Graduation Ceremony


On Site

Forest School




In-House Cleaner and 2 Cooks