Simba’s Den first opened its doors in September 2009, and has quickly built an excellent reputation for delivering high quality childcare in a home from home environment.
Simba's Den is an award winning small, family run nursery in the heart of Northamptonshire. Conveniently located in the village of Bulwick we are just a short drive from Oundle, Kings Cliffe, Weldon, Corby and Stamford. Children benefit greatly from our beautiful countryside location and traditional village activities.
Simba's Den is open from 7.45am till 6.00pm Monday to Friday and registered to take 18 children and 6 babies. By keeping our numbers low we are able to adapt our nursery routine to incorporate the needs of your child and deliver an individual curriculum, based on the importance of play, for all children in our care.
Whilst we try to make our website as informative as possible, nothing compares to a personal visit to our nursery. Of course children are our best indicators as to where they would be happy so please feel free to arrange a time by calling or e-mailing. Children are welcome to come along to play and we would be happy to introduce you to staff and answer any questions you may have.
As a small and homely day nursery we do suggest a few visits before children start at Simba's Den, these are free and will give you and your child a good feel for the setting and a chance to become settled quickly. We can offer a pre-visit schedule and home visits to suit your needs.
The children at Simba's Den do participate in optional extracurricular activities; the babies are taught baby sign language and children from the age of two years are taught Early Years Sign language. Between 2 and 4 years there is a half hour ballet lesson every Monday for children who attend between 10:00am and 10:30am. When children turn three years old they can embark on a forest school programme between 9:00 and 11:00 am once a week at the lovely Fine-shade wood, which is just five minutes away from our nursery. All Children enjoy regular outings into the village and make great use of the grounds located adjacent to the nursery for treasure hunts and fun activities.
At Simba's Den we believe in a traditional approach to childcare and like the children to be happy, content and have the freedom to explore their surroundings. Childhood is such a magical time and it is our role to make fun and happy experiences possible. All children at Simba's Den love coming to nursery and we hope you will too.
From everyone at Simba’s Den!