Northampton Nursery of the Year We have won! We are so pleased to announce that our nursery at Brafield-On-The-Green has been voted “Nursery Of The Year” by the readers of The Northampton Chronicle and Echo newspaper. Situated in a quiet location on the edge of the village, the former village primary school boasts wonderful gardens with pet chickens roaming freely. The nursery gardens offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor play and learning and the children enjoy regular Forest School sessions. Nursery manager Claire Overton-Arch said: "The parents have voted for us, which is amazing. "It's a really nice recognition of the work the staff do on a daily basis." The nursery is brimming with activities to keep the children there entertained throughout the day, from tricycles, to sandpits and even a set of resident chickens - Pepa, Burt and Teddy. "We just feel that outdoor play is good for their general wellbeing," added Claire. "The children go and fetch the eggs every day, they make sure they have water. "It teaches the children about responsibility and they really enjoy it." Claire said the 13-strong team at the 'good'-rated nursery are all passionate about helping the toddlers develop at a crucial stage in their young lives. "Watching the children grow from a baby to being these confident young children who are ready for school is the best part of the job," said Claire. "We are really lucky to know that we have been a part of that. "We try to teach them a can-do attitude - as well as developing a bit of resilience for later life." If you would like to book a show around at Brafield-On-The-Green you can contact the manager Claire on 01604 891788, they currently have places available.