Welcome to

Broughton Under Fives Preschool

Providing quality Early Years childcare for 30+ years

About Us

We are a small Preschool set in the rural village of Broughton, just outside of Kettering, Northamptonshire. As a Preschool we pride ourselves on our passion, knowledge and dedication to providing a high quality, stimulating learning environment both inside and out.

We believe that children deserve the best start to their education. We offer a safe, nurturing and happy environment that allows children to confidently explore their surroundings with the support of experienced Early Years practitioners.

Come Visit Us

We offer scheduled visits to our Preschool so that you can come and see what we have to offer in person. We can discuss in more detail what it is we do in a day and what kind of learning environment we provide for the children that attend. 


We understand that all children develop at their own pace. We focus on the three prime areas of Communication and language, Physical development and Personal, social and emotional development. We also provide learning opportunities to develop in the four other specific areas as detailed in the Early Years Foundation Stage. These are Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. 

Communication and Language

Providing a language rich environment is an important part of what we do at Preschool. Opportunities to develop their communication and language through independent play and group activities so that children are confident in expressing their thoughts, feelings and needs in a variety of contexts. 

Physical Development

Children are encouraged to take an active role in their learning. Developing control over their coordination and movement through indoor and outdoor activities. A big part of Preschool is encouraging independence in a range of everyday activties from selecting resources to self care.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

At our Preschool we feel the importance of supporting children in building strength and resiliance alongside a positive sense of themselves and others around them. We encourage positive behaviour and support children in learning skills to regulate and manage their own feelings and behaviour.  

What age can my child start at Preschool?

We offer spaces for aged 2 years to school entry

Do you accept government funding?

We accept universal 15 hour funding as well as 30 hour funding. We also accept 2 year funding.  

Can my child attend just one session?

The minimum session requirement is 2 sessions. 

How does settling in work at the Preschool?

We offer settling in sessions prior to starting with us at the Preschool. We recommend a minimum of 2 sessions. These last about 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes and allow staff to begin to form a relationship with your child and also you as a parent as well as becoming familiar with the Preschool routine and environment.  

What are your session times?

We offer 3 different session times. Our morning session runs from 8:30am-11:30am, our afternoon sessions begins at 12:00pm until 3:00pm. We also offer a full day session from 8:30am – 3:00pm. 


What Our Families are Saying

We had just moved to the area when our daughter started at the pre-school. The staff were superb with her as she knew no one and was quite nervous on her first day, however her only complaint on the first day was that she wasn’t booked into lunch club as she wanted to stay! She developed both socially and academically very well at the preschool and most importantly she went happily everyday.

My daughter really enjoyed her time at BU5s. The staff were fantastic and she made loads of lovely friends. I am certainly going to be sending my youngest when she’s old enough.

We used the pre-school for two years and our child loved it! The setting – being within the playing field – is ideal for indoor and outdoor learning and sports day was always a really lovely event they held each year.